Memphis never could quite shake the Pirates, who cut the lead to 51-47 on Paul's layup with 8:08 left and trailed 57-52 on Paul's jumper at 4:24.
Memphis pushed its lead to 11 points at 67-56 at 1:40 and held on for the win.
The Tigers' biggest advantage came from the foul line, making 19 of 28 to the Pirates' 8 of 14.
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