Feb. 16, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - Jamal Barney finished with 30 points, but Canisius finished the game on a 19-6 run, erasing an 11 point deficit to defeat Loyola 69-67 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action on Monday evening.
After falling behind 42-34 in the first, the Greyhounds hustled in the first three minutes of the second, putting up seven points. Loyola took the lead at 43-42, on a Jawaan Wright three-point play at 16:40.
The Loyola defense forced a 2-of-17 performance from the Griffins in the next 10 minutes, allowing the Greyhounds to go on a 15-6 run. Jamal Barney chipped in 11 of those points to put the 'Hounds up eleven, 61-50 with just over five minutes left in the game.
Canisius then answered with six points from Frank Turner to pull within four, 65-61. Loyola continued to bring in the fouls, and the Griffins regained the lead with a minute to go when Julius Coles made a twisting lay-up and was fouled, making the ensuing free throw for a three point play, and a 65-64 Canisius lead.
Barney missed a long jumper and Tomas Vazquez-Simmons made one of two free-throws to put Canisius up three.
Tony Lewis made a lay-up for Loyola, cutting the deficit to one, but Turner hit a pair of free-throws to seal the victory. Canisius was 7 for 7 to finish the game.
Turner ended up with 23 points for Canisius and foward Greg Logins had 19 points, from first-half play only.
Loyola heads to Drexel for the ESPNU Bracketbuster game on Saturday to start at 5 p.m.