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Cincinnati basketball folds down the stretch in loss at No. 22 Memphis

MEMPHIS – Cincinnati basketball's trip to Memphis Thursday offered reinforcement.

There's plenty of work to do.

Coach John Brannen was hit with a technical foul late as the Bearcats fell to the No. 22 Tigers 60-49, faltering down the stretch in a contest featuring dozens of turnovers and spotty shooting by both teams.

Familiar flaws cost UC (10-7, 3-2) in front of a near sellout at FedExForum, including Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant sitting courtside. They shot just 26 percent and had eight turnovers in the first half, which allowed the Tigers (14-3, 3-1) to build an early lead.