Chase Budinger led all scorers with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Jordan Hill scored 14 for the Wildcats (9-3), who lost for the first time in seven games.
Arizona got off to a strong start, riding a 10-2 run to a 14-6 lead -- but the Wildcats suddenly went cold and went almost 12 minutes without scoring a basket, while the Tigers put together a 25-4 streak and took a 34-24 lead at the break.
Memphis went on a 10-3 spree in the second half to go up 49-35. The Wildcats cut the lead to 69-61 with 1:39 left to play, but then Memphis scored seven straight points to ice it.
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