Jan. 26, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's basketball team returns to Reitz Arena this Thursday night to host Saint Peter's College at 7 p.m. The Greyhounds, who have played their last three games on the road, are looking for their second straight home win and for their third MAAC victory of the season. Listen
The Greyhounds and Peacocks have already played this season and put 182 combined points on the board. Saint Peter's won that game (99-83) but has only won one conference game since. Expect plenty of scoring with the nation's leading scorer, Keydren Clark, leading the Peacocks. Clark, who is averaging 26.4 points per game, was also last season's NCAA scoring champion.
Loyola will counter with a balanced offensive attack that registered five double-digit scorers in their first meeting with Saint Peter's. In the first game, freshman Brad Farrell led the Greyhounds with 18 points while senior Bernard Allen added 10 with a game-high seven rebounds.
In their last six meetings, the winner of this game has averaged 83.2 points per game. The Greyhounds are averaging 70 points at home while Saint Peter's is averaging 78 points per game this season. Loyola's leading scorer, junior Charlie Bell, is averaging 11.1 points per game off the bench. Freshman Freddie Stanback, who has reached double figures in 10 of Loyola's 17 games, is averaging 10.9 points per game.
The Greyhounds are also hot at home, having won two of their last four contests at Reitz Arena. Loyola and Saint Peter's each have 2-6 MAAC records. The Peacocks are coming off a 62-59 win over Siena while the Greyhounds are fresh off an 80-71 loss at Iona.
Thursday's game can be heard live on WNST AM 1570 as well as Sirius Satellite Radio.