Nov. 11, 2005
BALTIMORE, Md. - Senior guard Andre Collins scored 22 points for the second game in a row as the Greyhound men's basketball team ended its exhibition schedule with a 91-73 victory over local rival Johns Hopkins University at Reitz Arena on Friday evening.
Collins, who recorded 22 points in a win over Lakehead University last Thursday night, also added nine assists and made all six of his free throw attempts in 37 minutes.
Despite making just two of 14 three-point attempts in the first half, the Greyhounds hit 11 of 13 free throw attempts and connected on 41.9 per cent of their field goal attempts to build a 39-29 halftime advantage. Sophomore Freddie Stanback scored 12 points to lead the Greyhounds in the opening 20 minutes while junior T.J. Valerio paced the visiting Blue Jays with eight points.
After the Blue Jays cut the lead to 45-39 with 17:55 left in the second half, the Greyhounds quickly answered with seven straight points to extend the advantage to 52-39 on a Collins three-pointer with 15:39 left.The Greyhounds never led by less than 10 in the final 15 minutes, extending the advantage to as much as 20 at 90-70 with 1:14 left on a layup by senior Josko Alujevic .
Collins was one of four players in double figures for the Greyhounds as Stanback and Alujevic each finished with 16 points while freshman Marquis Sullivan added 11 points and four rebounds.
Valerio led the Blue Jays with a game-high 23 points, making seven of 12 shots from the floor and all five of his three-point attempts. Senior guard Bobby Sharafeddin also added 14 points off the bench for the Blue Jays.
The Greyhounds open the regular season next Saturday night when they make the short trip to Towson University to face the Tigers in the Towson Center. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.