MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - No matter the records, the Memphis/Cincinnati match up is always a big one.
Seventy meetings between the schools and this one, while not season making or breaking, could go along way to setting the winner apart in the tight AAC standings.
That winner, the Tigers, who get 17 points and three blocked shots from Austin Nichols and 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range from Avery Woodson, who had 14 points, to help lead Memphis to the 63-50 victory.
The win is Memphis' eighth win in 11 games.
Kendren Johnson had five assists and scored 13 points, including eight in the second half, and the Tigers were out rebounded 31-28, but out-shot the Bearcats 46.9 percent to 39.1 percent.
Troy Caupin led Cincinnati (11-5, 2-2) with 14 and Deshaun Morman scored 11 off the bench.
The Tigers now 10-6 overall, 3-2 in the AAC will host UCF Saturday.