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Duren leads No. 11 Memphis past Western Kentucky, 74-62

Deandre Williams added 13 points and Early Timberlake finished with 10 for the Tigers.
Credit: AP
Memphis' Jalen Duren (2) reacts after making a basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Western Kentucky, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jalen Duren had 22 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks as No. 11 Memphis beat Western Kentucky 74-62 in a sloppy game. 

Deandre Williams added 13 points and Early Timberlake finished with 10 for the Tigers. Camron Justice led the Hilltoppers with 18 points, while Jairus Hamilton scored 14. Dayvion McKnight had 11 points and eight rebounds as Western Kentucky lost its third straight. 

Memphis shot poorly from 3-point range and committed 26 turnovers, keeping Western Kentucky in the game even when the Tigers stretched their second-half lead to double digits. 

Western Kentucky led by 10 in the first half.