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No. 16 Tigers knock off unbeaten Ole Miss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Its heralded freshman class was missing its All-American and, early in the first half, it lost its starting guard.

Yet, without 7-foot-1 All-American James Wiseman and without guard Lester Quinones for most of the game with a hand injury, 16th-ranked University of Memphis passed its first big home test of the young season.

The Tigers (5-1) defeated Ole Miss, 87-86, before 17,875 Saturday at FedExForum, relying on two other key freshmen, 52 percent shooting and experienced second-year guards Alex Lomax and Tyler Harris.