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Tigers End USM's Streak

Something had to give when Memphis traveled to Southern Miss.

The Tigers went in as winners of 13 straight, while the Golden Eagles had won 23 straight on their home court.

In this case, it's Southern Miss' streak coming to an end, thanks to a career high 25 points from Geron Johnson, leading the Tigers to an 89-76 win, their fourteenth straight victory.

Chris Crawford sparked the win in the first half, hitting 4-straight three pointers en route to 16 points.

The only bad news for the Tigers came early in the first half, when guard Antonio Barton pulled up lame chasing down a fast break.

Barton left the game and never returned.  He'll have X-Rays in Memphis to determine the severity of the injury, but coach Josh Pastner said afterwards he thought Barton may have broken his foot.

Memphis improves to 20-3 overall, 9-0 in CUSA.

The Tigers host UCF Wednesday at FedExFourm.

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