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No. 22 Memphis Beats Rutgers 64-59

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Rutgers logo on flag (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Rutgers logo on flag (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Michael Dixon Jr. scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half and No. 22 Memphis led from start to finish in a 64-59 victory over Rutgers on Thursday night.

The Tigers (20-6, 9-4 American Athletic), coming off an overtime loss at No. 21 Connecticut on Saturday, got 11 points from Joe Jackson and 10 each from Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols.

Kadeem Jack had 18 of his 22 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Scarlet Knights (10-17, 4-10), while Myles Mack and Malick Kone had 10 points apiece.

Memphis beat the Scarlet Knights 101-69 in their first meeting on Feb. 4.

Memphis scored the game’s first seven points and led by 11 three times. The last was 32-21 early in the second half.

The closest Rutgers got was 62-59 on a 3-pointer by Jerome Seagears with 4 seconds left, and Geron Johnson followed with two free throws to seal it.

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