Solid Post Play Can't Push Men's Basketball Past Bucknell

Jan. 20, 2016

BALTIMORE - Franz Rassman, Jarred Jones and Cam Gregory combined for 40 of Loyola University's Maryland 58 points, but the Greyhounds fell in Patriot League action, 67-58, Wednesday night to visiting Bucknell University.

Gregory recorded his first double-double of the season with 12 points and game-high 12 rebounds, while Jones and Rassman each chipped in 14 points.

Loyola led by a point at halftime after Rassman rebounded a Jones miss and laid it in before the first-half buzzer, putting the Greyhounds in front, 28-27.

Eric Laster hit a 12-foot jumper to open the second half, and Rassman made two free throws followed by a midrange basket to push the Loyola advantage to its largest point, 34-27.

Ryan Frazier, however, knocked down a three for Bucknell (9-9 overall, 6-1 Patriot League), and Chris Hass scored from 15 feet to get the Bison within a pair at 17:45. Stephen Brown converted a layup on Bucknell's next possession, and D.J. MacLeay scored at 16:16 to put Bucknell up two, 36-34.

Rassman and Gregory bookended another Brown basket with Gregory's layup off an Andre Walker assist tying the game at 38-38 with 14:50 on the clock.

Loyola tied the game four times thereafter, but the Greyhounds (4-13, 3-4) could not gain a lead. After Chancellor Barnard knotted the score at 46-46 with a free throw at 9:58, Zach Thomas made a pair for the Bison to put them in the lead for good.

Bucknell made 23-of-37 free throws, while the Greyhounds were 13-of-22 from the charity stripe.

The Greyhounds controlled a 42-35 rebounding advantage, led by Gregory's career-high tying 12.