Men's Basketball To Host Siena Monday Night

Jan. 28, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Fans of the Greyhounds would welcome a sequel to the matchup the first time Loyola and Siena met, especially one with the same result. Loyola collected a 94-87 overtime win on January 9 at the Times Union Center as junior guard Gerald Brown poured in 33 points to lead five Greyhounds in double figures. Junior forward Michael Tuck (15), senior forward Josko Alujevic (13), freshman guard Brett Harvey (13) and sophomore guard Marquis Sullivan (10) rounded out the quintet.

Loyola has won seven of nine games entering tonight and sits in sole possession of first place in the MAAC standings. The most recent outing was a 71-61 win at Iona as Brown led all scorers with 25 points and Alujevic tallied 10. The Greyhounds' defense was key to the victory, holding the Gaels without a field goal for a nine-minute stretch over the first and second halves and then a seven-minute stretch during a key 9-1 Loyola run after Iona had cut its deficit below 10 for the first time in the game.

Siena has lost three of five, the latest a 84-78 loss to Rider Saturday at Sovereign Bank Arena. The Saints have lost three of seven and find themselves in the middle of a group of teams chasing the Greyhounds as eight MAAC members have 5-5 conference records or better as the season approaches its last month.

The Greyhounds take to the road again this weekend, this time visiting Marist Saturday and Fairfield Monday. Both games are 7:30 p.m. starts.