Tigers Fall at 9th Ranked Arizona 79-71

It's a duel in the Desert as the 18th ranked Memphis Tigers find out just how good they are against Number 9 Arizona way out West in Tucson..

The 8-and-2 Tigers need a strong showing to help their seeding resume for the NCAA Tournament...

Memphis is the first ranked team the Wildcats have played this year...

Joey Dorsey working hard underneath shows his power with the Jam inside, but he fouled out only 18-minutes with 8-points and 11-Rebounds..

Former BTW star Andre Allen then played Bombs away hitting 3 for 3 beyond the arc for a career high 15-points..

Jeremy Hunt off the Bench driving and Dishing to Kareem Cooper, who had 11 strong..

Hunt, the Craigmont Kid, leads the Tigers with 21, mostly from another zip code...

The Tigers led by 5 at the half...but Arizona came out smoking in the second on a 22-to-8 run..

Mustafa Shakur with 23-to-lead all scorers..

Chase Budinger score 15 of his 18 after the break..

The Wildcats come from behind to hold off the Tigers

Final Score..79-71

The Tigers, now 8-3, next come back home to face Middle Tennessee State Saturday at Noon at FedExForum.