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Tigers break into Top 25

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

After a slow start followed by an impressive 14 straight wins, the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team have made it into both College Basketball polls.

The Tigers are ranked 22nd in this week's Associated Press poll and 25th in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

MORE: USA Today Coaches Poll NCAA Men's Basketball

On Saturday, the Tigers won their 20th game of the season, beating Southern Mississippi by 13.

After the win, Tigers head coach Josh Pastner said he feels his team players aren't getting enough credit for an impressive run.

The Tigers will look to extend their 14-game winning streak as they play Central Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7p.m., at the FedExForum.

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The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 10, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:

 1. Indiana (26) 21-3
 2. Duke (20) 21-2
 3. Miami (17) 19-3
 4. Michigan 21-3
 5. Gonzaga (2) 23-2
 6. Syracuse 20-3
 7. Florida 19-3
 8. Michigan State 20-4
 9. Arizona 20-3
10. Kansas St. 19-4
11. Butler 20-4
12. Louisville 19-5
13. Ohio St. 17-6
14. Kansas 19-4
15. Georgetown 17-4
16. Pittsburgh 20-5
17. Oklahoma St. 17-5
18. Marquette 17-5
19. New Mexico 20-4
20. Wisconsin 17-7
21. Notre Dame 19-5
22. MEMPHIS 20-3
23. Oregon 19-5
24. Colorado State 19-4
25. Kentucky 17-6

Others receiving votes: Minnesota 80, Missouri 69, Cincinnati 68, Saint Mary's (Cal) 62, Creighton 56, San Diego St. 53, Louisiana Tech 43, VCU 35, Saint Louis 34, Illinois 26, NC State 24, Akron 12, UCLA 8, UNLV 6, Indiana St. 5, Virginia 4, Wichita St. 3, Belmont 2, Mississippi 1, Oklahoma 1.

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