Tigers suffer close loss at home to Monmouth

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MEMPHIS, Tenn-Tigers forward Dedric Lawson sniffed at another triple-double, but it wasn’t enough to lift Memphis to a win over Monmouth Tuesday night in FedExForum.  Lawson finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, but the Tigers couldn’t protect a 12-point second half lead and lost to Monmouth, 82-79.  Five Tigers finished in double figures, but the Tigers botched their final two possessions that could’ve given them the lead.  Memphis is now 7-3 and travels to Oklahoma on Saturday.