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.
Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.
Auburn point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen will not play his senior season after battling shoulder problems over the last two seasons.
How Peggy Nibert, wife of Presbyterian College basketball coach Gregg Nibert, made a decision ten years ago that has since given many abused children a second chance at life and a mother's love.