Jan. 16, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Fresh off a thrilling 70-68 win over Canisius, the Loyola men's basketball team hits the road for a MAAC Television special this Monday afternoon. The Greyhounds play Rider in a Martin Luther King Day doubleheader at Pepsi Arena in Albany, N.Y. Game time is 4 p.m. and can be seen on the MSG Network, ESPN Fullcourt and can be heard live on Sirius Radio.
Monday's game will be a rematch of Loyola's January 8 game with Rider at Retiz Arena. On that day, the Greyhounds held a late 12-point lead before Terrance Mouton's long-range assault rallied the Broncs to victory. The loss prevented Loyola's first two-game win streak since 1999, but the Greyhounds once again face Rider after a big home win.
On Friday night, Sean Corrigan nailed a three-pointer with 13.6 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Loyola to a 70-68 win over Canisius. The win improved the Greyhounds to 3-11 overall, but more importantly, to 2-3 in the MAAC.
Loyola has won two of its last four games and has scored at least 70 points in three of those four contests. Junior Charlie Bell and freshman Freddie Stanback are both averaging 11.1 points per game while junior Linton Hinds is posting 10.7 points each time out.
Rider is still around the top of the conference standings with one loss, but is half a game back of Fairfield and Marist, both of which are 5-1 in the league. The Broncs, which are led in scoring by Jerry Johnson (16.6 ppg), had a four-game win streak snapped on Saturday when Fairfield dealt them a 72-69 loss at home.
The Greyhounds, who have not played away from home since January 2 at Central Connecticut, begin a three-game road trip with Monday's game. Despite losses of five or fewer points in two of their last three road games, the `Hounds are looking for their first road win of the season.
Loyola versus Rider is game one of the MAAC Television special doubleheader. Siena (1-3 MAAC) will host Canisius (2-3 MAAC) in game two with an estimated tip off of 6 p.m.