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No. 21 Memphis sweeps No. 7 Louisville with 72-66 win, Tigers score 15 of final 16 points

  • Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, right, is pressured by Memphis' Shaq Goodwin, center, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, right, is pressured by Memphis' Shaq Goodwin, center, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino shouts in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino shouts in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

  • Memphis coach Josh Pastner claps in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

    Memphis coach Josh Pastner claps in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Memphis, Tenn., Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)  (The Associated Press)

Chris Crawford hit a 3-pointer with 1:36 left to put Memphis ahead to stay, and the 21st-ranked Tigers beat seventh-ranked Louisville 72-66 Saturday, sweeping the season series from the Cardinals.

No. 21 Memphis (22-7, 11-5 American Athletic Conference) trailed 65-57 with 4:45 left when Michael Dixon Jr. scored six straight, jumpstarting the Tigers who scored 15 of the final 16 points.

No. 7 Louisville (24-5, 13-3) went cold after taking its biggest lead. The Cardinals didn't score again until Chris Jones hit a free throw with 40.3 seconds to go.

Montrezl Harrell scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Russ Smith scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half. Luke Hancock had 11.

Dixon finished with 18, and Geron Johnson scored 15 points. Austin Nichols added 14, and Crawford finished with 12 points, going 4 for 5 from beyond the arc.