Memphis entered the Battle 4 Atlantis as one of four ranked teams in possibly the most impressive in-season tournament field this year.
Following a pair of losses, the Tigers are just trying to get one win before they leave the Bahamas.
No. 19 Memphis will face Northern Iowa for the first time in the tournament's seventh-place game on Saturday.
After being overwhelmed by VCU's 3-point shooting in a 78-65 opening-round loss on Thursday, Memphis (2-2) had no answer for Minnesota's Andre Hollins in Friday's consolation semifinal. The Tigers lost 84-75, and surrendered a career-high 41 points to Hollins - the most points scored by one player against Memphis since 2005.
The Tigers allowed the Golden Gophers to shoot 51.0 percent, with Hollins, a Memphis native, going 12 of 16 from the field and 5 of 5 from 3-point range. Memphis remains without an impressive win this season, only defeating North Florida and Samford.
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