Jan. 30, 2012
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's basketball team learned its 2012 Sears Bracketbuster opponent on Monday, and the Greyhounds will take on Boston University of the America East Conference. Loyola will host the Terriers in Reitz Arena on Sunday, February 19, at 12 noon.
Boston University won their conference title last season and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. This season, Boston University has won seven of its last eight games and is 11-12 overall and 7-2 in the American East.
Loyola shares three common opponents with the Terriers this year. Both teams have victories over UMBC and New Hampshire, while the Greyhounds defeated Bucknell, a team that Boston University lost to in December.
Boston University and Loyola have met just one time previously, a 71-51 Terriers' victory on December 27, 1997, on a neutral court in Tampa, Fla., at the Sports Foundation Classic.
The Greyhounds are participating in the Bracketbuster event for the sixth-straight season. They are 3-2 in their previous five games, including a victory last season at nearby Towson. The Terriers are the second America East team Loyola will face on Bracketbuster weekend, as New Hampshire came to Reitz Arena in 2010.