Men's Basketball Looks To Snap Marist Win Streak On Monday

Jan. 30, 2006

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Coming off a heartbreaking 76-74 loss at Saint Peter's on Saturday, the Greyhound men's basketball team concludes its two-game road trip on Monday night against Marist College at the McCann Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on with Rich Gainer and Jon Siegel calling the action.

Now 11-7 on the season, the Greyhounds lost for the fourth time in the last five games with the two-point setback on Saturday afternoon. Senior guard Andre Collins scored a game-high 23 points and added nine assists, but the Greyhounds missed several chances to tie the game in the final minute.

Sophomore Greg Manning came off the bench to score a career-high 10 points in the second half, which rallied the Greyhounds to overcome an early second half run by the Peacocks.

Senior guard Keydren Clark led Saint Peter's with 21 points, while Raul Orta chipped in with 20 points.

Collins remains the team's leading scorer, averaging 27.1 points per game. He has scored 20 or more points in 11 straight games, dating back to December 29 at VMI.

Marist is currently riding a seven-game win streak and is 12-6 on the season after an 82-75 win over Siena in front of a sold-out crowd at the McCann Center on Saturday night. Junior guard Jared Jordan scored a game-high 26 points and added 11 assists while Will Whittington recorded 20 points. The Red Foxes shot 54.5 per cent from the floor in the win over the Saints.

Jordan leads four Marist players who are averaging more than 10 points per game. He is scoring 15.7 points per contest while Whittington tallies 14.8 points per outing. Sophomore Ryan Stilphen leads the rebounding effort, grabbing 7.3 rebounds per game.

The two teams have already played once this season. Loyola earned a hard-fought 78-75 victory over the Red Foxes on January 8 after Collins hit the game-winning basket in the final minute. He scored 29 points, including a school-record nine three-pointers. The loss was Marist's last prior to the seven-game win streak.

Loyola returns home on Thursday night when they face Siena for the first time this season. Tip-off at Reitz Arena is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.