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.