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 transition, drew a foul and converted a free throw for a 3-point play to put the Tigers (9-3 overall) in front for good. Two Andrew Kostecka free throws with 3:21 on the clock made it a four-point game, 71-67, but Memphis scored five in a row after that. Champion led a balanced Loyola scoring effort with 16 points, 11 coming before halftime as Loyola led by as many as 12. A KaVaughn Scott layup at 11:07 in the first half gave the Greyhounds (2-8) their first double-digit lead of the game, 20-9, but Jeremiah Martin tallied three of his game-high 26 points on the Tigers' ensuing possession. Cam Gregory registered his fourth double-double of the year with 12 points and a game-best 13 rebounds for the Greyhounds. Gregory has grabbed 29 rebounds in the Greyhounds' last two games. Three other Loyola players scored 10 or more points to give it five with double-figures for the first time this season. Hart scored 12 points, and Kostecka added 11. Scott logged a season-high 10 points. Loyola returns to Reitz Arena to open Patriot League action on Friday when it hosts Navy in a 7 p.m. game.