INDIANAPOLIS - Eric Laster scored a career-high 24 points, and Franz Rassman had his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, but the pair combined for all but five of Loyola University Maryland's points, and the Greyhounds lost to Butler University, 80-39, on Saturday afternoon in Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Laster's 24 points came as he made 4-of-6 from 3-point range, besting his previous high of 18. Rassman's 10 rebounds represented a career-high, as well.
Cam Gregory scored the other five Loyola points and had four rebounds and two blocked shots.
The Greyhounds (2-2 overall) led 10-9 on a Laster jumper with 12:21 left in the first half, but the Bulldogs (3-0) scored 10 in a row and ended the half on a 33-8 run to go ahead 42-18 at the break.
Kelan Martin tallied all 13 of his first-half points, en route to a game-high 23, during that stretch.
Aside from Laster, Rassman and Gregory who went a combined 15-of-26 (57.6 percent) from the field, the rest of the team missed all 25 shots it took.
Loyola was outrebounded for the first time this season, although by a slim margin, as the Bulldogs grabbed 35 boards to the Greyhounds' 33. Loyola also committed 20 turnovers, only 11 forced by Butler steals, and the Bulldogs turned them into 37 points.
The Greyhounds continue their road swing on Tuesday, Nov. 25, when they travel to Syracuse University to face the Orange in the Carrier Dome.