Jan. 10, 2007
Baltimore, Md. - Fresh off the overtime win at Siena Tuesday night, Loyola Greyhounds head coach Jimmy Patsos will be co-hosting "The Anita Marks Show" this afternoon between 5-6 p.m. on Baltimore's ESPN Radio 1300-AM alongside Anita Marks. This will be the second time this season that Patsos has sat in on the afternoon drive-time talk show.
Tuesday's win was significant for the Greyhounds on a number of fronts:
It was their fourth conference win and vaulted them into a three-way tie for first place in the MAAC standings at 4-1 with Marist and Siena, both teams Loyola has beaten in the last eight days. Last year's Greyhounds also jumped out to a 4-1 league mark before finishing 8-10 and in sixth place.
The four conference wins have been consecutive. The last Loyola team to win four straight league games was the 1997-98 edition which defeated Canisius, Fairfield, Manhattan and Iona consecutively. That team finished 9-9 in the MAAC in Dino Gaudio's first season at the helm.
The 94 points scored were the most this season and the highest total since Loyola scored 95 points last year at Canisius - also in the season's fifth conference game, also a game that gave Loyola a 4-1 conference mark and also a conference road win.
The overtime victory was Loyola's third straight when playing an extra session, all in conference play - last year at Fairfield (90-85) and during the 2002-03 season against Rider (74-69).
It was the first time since that Fairfield overtime win last season that the Greyhounds placed five players in double figures - junior guard Gerald Brown (33), junior forward Michael Tuck (15), senior forward Josko Alujevic (13), freshman guard Brett Harvey (13) and sophomore guard Marquis Sullivan (10).
The win was the first this season when trailing at the 10:00 and 5:00 minute marks. Loyola was leading at the half Tuesday and all eight of its wins have come when leading at the intermission.
Loyola remained unbeaten on Tuesdays and also in the month of January, posting 3-0 records in both categories.
Loyola returns to action Friday night when it hosts Niagara at Reitz Arena. Tip time is scheduled for 7 o'clock. That will be followed by Monday's home contest against Towson which will be televised live in MASN. That game also is a 7:00 p.m. start.