Jan. 13, 2006
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Riding a three-game win streak, the Greyhound men's basketball team looks to earn a sweep of Niagara University on Saturday night when Loyola takes on the Purple Eagles at the Gallagher Center beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The game can be heard on www.loyolagreyhounds.com with Rich Gainer providing the play-by-play. Fans can listen to the game by clicking here.
Now 10-3 on the season, the Greyhounds have won five of their last six games and three of their last four games after a 95-80 win over Canisius on Thursday night. It was the first-ever win for the Greyhounds in 10 visits to the Koessler Athletic Center.
Senior guard Andre Collins continued his outstanding play with a 26-point effort against the Golden Griffins, including 17 in the second half. He also had seven assists and four rebounds in the victory. Junior guard Shane James also had one of his best games this season with 17 points and a career-high eight assists.
The Greyhounds, who had four players in double figures in the win over Canisius, are averaging nearly 80 points per game after recording their second 90-point performance of the season.
The Purple Eagles are 4-9 on the season after earning their first conference win of the year against Fairfield on Thursday night in a 78-73 decision. J.R. Duffey led six Niagara players in double figures with a game-high 18 points while Charron Fisher added 13 points in the win.
Fisher leads the team by averaging 18.3 points per game while three other Purple Eagles average 10 or more points. Niagara shoots nearly 40 per cent from the floor and has hit 99 three-pointers this season.
Niagara and Loyola met last Friday night with the Greyhounds securing a 12-point victory behind a 28-point effort from Collins. It was the second straight home win in the series for the Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds conclude their three-game road trip on Thursday night when they travel to Iona College to face the Gaels.