Feb. 18, 2008
The Greyhounds (16-12, 11-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) erased a 12-point halftime deficit and outscored the Broncs 44-27 in the second half to earn a four-way tie for first place with the Broncs, Niagara and Siena. Rider (18-9, 11-5) has lost three consecutive games for the first time this season after winning 10 straight.
With the game tied at 62 with 3:36 remaining, the two teams traded the lead four time before baskets by Omari Isreal and Brian Rudolph gave the Greyhounds a 71-67 lead with 16 second left. Tuck then made two free throws in the closing seconds to seal the win.
Rider controlled the first half and a layup by Ryan Thompson gave the Broncs their biggest lead, 39-24, with 2:33 left. Rider shot 16 for 24 (66.7 percent) from the floor in the first half and led 41-29 at halftime.
Loyola shot 15-for-26 from the floor in the second half after going 11-for-30 (36.7 percent) before halftime. The Greyhounds continued to chip away and cut the deficit to 51-50 on five straight points by Sullivan with 12 minutes remaining.