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No. 5 Memphis beats UAB 71-60

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Doneal Mack and Antonio Anderson hit consecutive 3-pointers to help spark a decisive run by No. 5 Memphis in a 71-60 victory over UAB on Thursday night, clinching the Tigers' fourth consecutive Conference USA regular-season title.

The Tigers (25-3, 13-0) won their 19th straight overall, the nation's longest winning streak, and 55th in a row in the conference.

Memphis led by a point before suddenly pulling away from its top league challenger with a 16-4 run. Memphis allowed only two field goals over the final 4 minutes while holding Robert Vaden, UAB's leading scorer, scoreless on 0-for-17 shooting.

Mack had 17 points for Memphis, while Anderson had 16 and Robert Dozier 15 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blazers (19-9, 9-4) handed the Tigers their last conference loss three years ago.            

 

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