N.J.I.T Now Problem For Loyola; Greyhounds Win 72-54

Jan. 29, 2008

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Michael Tuck had a game-high 23 points as Loyola, Md., drew away in the second half to defeat winless New Jersey Institute of Technology 72-54 Tuesday night.

NJIT (0-22) took an early 5-2 lead on a jumper by Jheryl Wilson and a 3-pointer by Justin Garris. Loyola (12-10) then ripped off an 18-0 run to take a 20-5 lead with 12:14 to play in the first half.

Trailing 24-7, NJIT then went on a 13-0 run to close the gap to 24-20 with 5:19 to play. Nesho Milosevic scored six of his eight points during the run.

Leading 31-25 at intermission, Loyola started the second half with a 6-0 run and gradually extended the margin.

Gerald Brown scored 16 points off the bench for Loyola, including 9-of-9 from the free throw line, and Marquis Sullivan had 13.

Wilson had 12 points to lead the Highlanders. Kraig Peters added 11 and Dan Stonkus 10. The loss extends the Highlanders' losing streak to 26 games. Their last win came on Feb. 19, 2007, against Longwood.