SYRACUSE - Tyler Hubbard scored a career-high 21 points for Loyola University Maryland, but the Greyhounds shot just 19.2 percent from the field, and Syracuse University dealt the Greyhounds a 70-37 defeat Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome.
The Orange (4-1 overall) scored the game's first 14 points and did not allow a Greyhounds field goal until Hubbard hit his first of five 3-pointers 11:28 into the game.
Syracuse led by as many as 16 in the first half, but Hubbard made it a nine-point game, 25-16, with 39 seconds left in the first half. Rakeen Christmas, however, grabbed an offensive rebound for the Orange, laid it in and made a free throw after being fouled with 1.1 seconds left, sending the Orange into the locker room up 12.
The Orange then scored 14 of the second half's first 15 points to lead 42-17 on a Kaleb Joseph jumper in transition with 14:51 on the clock.
Eric Laster, who added 14 points for the Greyhounds, made two free throws and a three of his own, and after a Christmas free throw Hubbard hit another three, was fouled and made it a four-point play with a free throw at 1:14.
That paly made it 43-26 Syracuse, but it was as close as Loyola (2-3) would draw as the Orange scored the next 13 points.
Hubbard made 5-of-14 from 3-point range, and he also was 6-of-6 at the free-throw line. Laster led Loyola with six rebounds, as Syracuse had a 40-36 advantage on the boards. Andre Walker added a career-best six assists for the Greyhounds.
Christmas led three Orange in double figures with 18 points. Chris McCullough added 17, and Trevor Cooney had 13.
Hubbard's 21 points eclipsed his previous high by one. He scored 20 in a Feb. 5, 2014, win over American University.
Loyola returns to its home court on Saturday, Nov. 29, to face Siena College at Reitz Arena at 7 p.m.