Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 21 points and Derrick Rose added 19 as Memphis remained undefeated with an 81-73 victory over Gonzaga Saturday.
"You can't make mistakes on a team like Gonzaga," Douglas-Roberts said. "Gonzaga will capitalize on every mistake. That's why we needed a game like this. A lot of teams we've been playing aren't capitalizing on our mistakes, so we didn't know what to do and what not to do."
This was the first time in school history the Tigers got to play on their own court as the top-ranked team, and they trailed for only a little more than a minute late in the first half before a sold-out crowd.
The Tigers (19-0) extended the nation's longest home winning streak to 43 straight by showing off their athleticism and running over Gonzaga (15-5), which had a six-game winning streak.
The Bulldogs took Memphis to overtime before losing in Spokane last season. This time, they had to be happy with keeping within single digits at the end.