Loyola-Maryland junior Dylon Cormier nearly matched his career high in scoring, but his efforts were not enough to overcome an impressive offensive display by host Memphis on Sunday at the FedEx Forum.
The Tigers recorded 18 assists on 22 baskets, shot 44.9 percent from the field, made 5 of 12 from beyond the arc and converted 29 of 41 free-throw opportunities, rolling to a 78-64 victory over the Greyhounds. Junior guard Joe Jackson had 22 points and seven assists for the Tigers (9-3), who have won seven of their last eight games.
Cormier, a 6-foot-2 guard, posted 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting with five rebounds and five steals, finishing two points shy of his career-high 27 points against Coppin State on Nov. 28.
Cormier was one of three players who scored in double figures for the Greyhounds (9-5). Senior forward Erik Etherly had 15 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Robert Olson had 11 points and five rebounds.
Loyola-Maryland amassed a 36-24 rebounding advantage, but the Greyhounds shot only 37.9 percent from the field, made just 2 of 12 from 3-point range and attempted only 17 free throws