Men's Hoops Hosts Canisius Today

Jan. 14, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's basketball team will quickly forget Wednesday's loss to Marist when they host another conference foe in Canisius tonight at Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds look to get back on the winning track against the Golden Griffins, who are 2-2 in the MAAC this season. Loyola is one game back at 1-3 and will be wrapping up a four-game homestand. Tip is slated for 7:05 p.m. Listen

The Golden Griffins have won the last five meetings with Loyola, including a 66-64 win over the Greyhounds at Reitz Arena last season. In that game, DeWitt Doss drove the length of the floor and scored the game-winner with 4.9 seconds left in regulation. Shane James had a career-high nine rebounds and led all scorers with 17 points.

This season, both of Loyola's wins have come at home while Canisius is 0-5 on the road. Freshman Freddie Stanback leads three Greyhounds averaging double figures with 11.4 points per game. He also has a team-leading 61 rebounds and has started 12-of-13 games.

Canisius' Kevin Downey had led the Golden Griffins to their current three-game win streak with his team-high 15 points per game. Like Stanback, Downey also leads his squad in rebounding with 86 boards this season.

The only common opponents on the schedules to date are a pair of MAAC teams, Niagara and St. Peter's. The Greyhounds defeated Niagara at home and lost to the Peacocks on the road while Canisius fell to Niagara and beat St. Peter's - both at home.

A pretty even game is expected with very similar statistics after 13 games. The Greyhounds are averaging 66.6 points per game while Canisius is posting 68 points per contest and both teams are shooting 42 percent from the floor. The Golden Griffins are 4-9 overall and Loyola is 2-11.

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