Jan. 17, 2008
Sullivan scored 10 of his 13 points after halftime to help the Greyhounds knock Marist out of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Loyola (8-10, 4-3) trailed 50-47 before holding Marist scoreless for more than five minutes.
Jay Gavin led the Red Foxes (11-7, 5-2) with 20 points, his fifth consecutive game with at least 20. But the freshman guard couldn't prevent the Greyhounds from ending Marist's five-game winning streak.
Louie McCroskey, Marist's leading scorer, left with a sprained right ankle after playing only two minutes.
Sullivan made a 3-pointer to put Loyola up 56-50 and ended the pivotal 13-point run with a follow shot. Then, after Gavin made a free throw, Loyola's Brian Rudolph scored from beyond the arc to make it 63-51 with 7:05 left.
Ryan Stilphen scored 13 and Spongy Benjamin had 11 for the Red Foxes. Marist was 7-0 when scoring at least 70 points.
The Red Foxes overcame a 15-point deficit and 12 turnovers to take a 36-35 halftime lead.
Brown scored 10 points in a 15-0 run that put Loyola up 19-4. Benjamin ended the Marist drought with a three-point play that sparked an 11-4 spurt that got the Red Foxes within 8.
After Tuck hit a jumper off the glass, Marist rattled off nine straight points to close to 25-24. Stilphen contributed a 3-pointer and a hook in the lane, and Gavin capped the surge by making two free throws following a technical foul call on Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos.
Minutes later, Benjamin made three successive baskets to give Marist its first lead, 32-30.