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Digest (Dec. 23): Loyola Maryland puts scare in Memphis before loss in men's basketball

Digest (Dec. 23): Loyola Maryland puts scare in Memphis before loss in men's basketball

An Isaiah Hart steal led to a Chuck Champion fast-break layup with 4:53 left in regulation, pushing Loyola Maryland into a 65-64 lead Saturday afternoon over Memphis, but the host Tigers reeled off the next seven points and pulled away for an 83-71 victory at the FedEx Forum. The game featured a father-son coaching matchup with Loyola's Gee Gee Smith going against his father, Memphis coach Tubby Smith, a native of Southern Maryland. Champion's basket gave the Greyhounds their first lead since Hart scored 57 ticks into the second half to break a 35-35 halftime tie, but Malik Rhodes II immediately scored in...

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