Originally posted on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 12/19/11
MEMPHIS (AP) -- Adonis Thomas had 18 points and nine rebounds Monday night as Memphis broke a two-game losing streak with an 85-75 victory over Lipscomb. Will Barton added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (6-4), who outscored the Bison 12-5 down the stretch to preserve the victory. Deonte Alexander and Jordan Burgason had 16 points apiece for Lipscomb (6-7), which lost its third straight. Memphis shot 56.9 percent for the game (33 of 58) compared to 44.4 percent (28 of 63) for Lipscomb. Both teams took care of the basketball, the Tigers committing nine turnovers, while the Bison had only five. Six Memphis players finished in double figures. Tarik Black had 13, while Chris Crawford added 11. Joe Jackson and Antonio Barton scored 10 points apiece. Memphis held a 39-27 advantage on the boards, but Lipscomb grabbed 13 offensive rebounds, leading to 21 second-chance points.
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