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Carrie Anderson

Tigers Seniors Go Out In Style

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Robert Dozier had 16 points and 12

rebounds as three Memphis players recorded double-doubles, and the

fifth-ranked Tigers extended the nation's longest winning streak to

22 games with a 74-47 victory over Tulane on Saturday.

Tyreke Evans had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Shawn Taggart

added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers (28-3, 16-0

Conference USA).

Memphis, which won its 58th straight C-USA game including the

postseason, finished its third consecutive unbeaten regular season

in conference play.

Roburt Sallie had 11 points for the Tigers.

Kevin Sims had 14 points for the Green Wave (13-16, 7-9). Kris

Richard, Tulane's second-leading scorer with an 11.2 average, had

four points on 2-of-12 shooting as the Green Wave shot 31 percent

in the game.

Tulane kept it interesting as the Tigers played uninspired early

in the second half. But Memphis rallied when the Green Wave got

close, closing the game on a 27-4 run.

For Senior Day, Memphis coach John Calipari started Dozier and

Antonio Anderson as usual, but added seldom-used senior Chance

McGrady to the starting lineup.

Tulane missed seven of its first eight shots, but Memphis was

also a bit out of sync. At one point, out of a timeout, the Tigers

coaching staff sent six players on the court leading to a technical

foul.

The Memphis defense caused problems for the Green Wave, allowing

the Tigers to build to a 35-26 halftime lead. Taggart, who got on

the boards early for second-chance opportunities, had 12 points in

the half, missing only one of his six shots

Memphis missed five shots to open the half and Tulane went on a

7-0 run to get within 35-33 in the opening 4 minutes.

The Tigers went on a 23-2 run midway through the half. Dozier

hit a 3-pointer, and Anderson scored four straight points to start

the rally, and by the time Sallie connected on a 3-pointer from the

top of the key, the Tigers had extended the lead to 65-45 with 3:47

left.

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