Jan. 16, 2009
Riverdale, N.Y. - Sophomore forward Isaac Reid's three-pointer with 1:12 left gave Loyola a seven-point lead and senior guard Marquis Sullivan came off the bench cold to sink a pair of free throws with 12.7 ticks left to ice the game and give Loyola a 58-54 MAAC road win at Manhattan Friday night at Draddy Gymnasium.
The Greyhounds (7-12, 2-5 MAAC) won their second straight by shooting 52.2 percent (12-23) in the second half and holding Manhattan to 1-12 from three-point range for the game. Junior guard Brett Harvey scored all 13 of his points after the intermission, including a three-pointer that capped a 16-5 Loyola run to erase a five-point deficit with 10 minutes remaining.
"This was a hard-fought win and its good to get our second in a row and second in the league," Greyhounds fifth-year coach Jimmy Patsos said after the game. "Marquis Sullivan is working his way back and he showed a lot tonight by coming off the bench cold to knock down those free throws when we needed them the most. We had great fans tonight. I'm sure they will be excited to see us play on Sunday at home against Marist."
Trailing by a point early, Loyola scored 10 of 12 points as sophomore guard Jamal Barney scored eight straight including back-to-back three-pointers to finish the run. Manhattan (9-8, 3-4 MAAC) answered with 10 straight points as part of an 18-5 stretch to take a 24-18 lead with two minutes left before halftime. The Jaspers led 24-22 at the intermission.
Loyola found its three-point shooting in the second half as half of their 12 field goals came long range. The Greyhounds made four straight three-pointers to lead 46-40 on Harvey's third of the second half with under eight minutes left.
Manhattan would gets as close as one point at 49-48 with four minutes left but Barney banked in an eight-footed in the lane and senior forward Brad Farrell hit a turnaround jumper as the shot clock was expiring with 2:40 left for a 53-48 lead. Reid's three-pointer from the right elbow and Sullivan's free throws would close out the scoring for the Greyhounds.
Barney led all scorers with 21 points, including four three-pointers, and Harvey added 13 for the only double-figure Loyola scorers. Barney and freshman forward Anthony Winbush each grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. Manhattan's Chris Smith scored 11 points and hauled in seven rebounds.
Loyola is home for its next two outings, host Marist Sunday at noon and Saint Peter's on Thursday. The rematch with the Peacocks will be carried live on MASN starting at 7 o'clock.