Men's Basketball Remains Unbeaten With 90-85 Overtime Thriller At Fairfield

Dec. 9, 2005

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Senior Andre Collins scored a game-high 23 points and added eight assists as the Greyhound men's basketball team (5-0, 1-0) won its fifth straight game, a 90-85 overtime victory over Fairfield University in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game played at the Arena at Harbor Yard on Friday evening.

With the win, the Greyhounds improve to 5-0 for the first time since the 1930 season. It was also the first overtime game for Loyola since a 74-68 win over Rider during the 2002-2003 season.

Collins was one of five Loyola players to score in double figures, converting on 8 of 23 shots from the floor. He also hit five of Loyola's 16 three-point field goals in the game as well.

Down by 80-77, Collins sent the game into overtime as he took a pass from senior Josko Alujevic and hit a fadeaway three-pointer as time expired to force the extra session. He also hit the eventual game-winning jumper with 33 seconds remaining.

Alujevic finished with 21 points as he converted all seven of his field goal attempts. He also had a team-high nine rebounds. Freshman Marquis Sullivan , who entered the game with just nine points on the season, scored 14 points in 21 minutes of play.

Terrence Todd scored 21 points and recorded seven assists for the Stags while Michael Bell added 19 in a losing effort.

The Greyhounds return home on Sunday afternoon when they host Manhattan College in the second game of a MAAC doubleheader. The game will begin 35 minutes following the Loyola-Fairfield women's game, which begins at 12:00 p.m.