|Date||Monday, February 1, 2016|
|Location||Baltimore, Maryland | Reitz Arena|
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Quick Hits About The ’Hounds
- Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball remains at home for its next game on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.
- The Greyhounds host Colgate University in a 6 p.m. tipoff that is the makeup of a game originally scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 24.
- Jarred Jones averaged 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and three steals in two Loyola wins last week. He made 14-of-21 shots from the field against Holy Cross and Lafayette.
- Andre Walker is leading the Greyhounds in scoring during Patriot League play, averaging 14.1 points per game. His output during conference play has raised his season-long average to 12.9, behind only Jarred Jones’ team-leading 13.9 points per game.
- Tyler Hubbard moved into fourth-place all-time at Loyola in 3-pointers made with 179 by hitting five against Lafayette. He is seven from a tie for third.
- At Holy Cross, Loyola had its best shooting performance since 2013, making 57.7 percent of its shots.
- Defensively, Loyola is allowing 1.4 points per game less in conference play than it did during non-conference. Patriot League teams are scoring 68.1 points as opposed to 80.5.
- Loyola has also outrebounded League foes by 2.2 after being outdone on the boards by 2.6 in non-League play.
Patriot League Network
- For the third year in a row, the Patriot League Network will provide an outstanding viewing option for college basketball fans while showing more than 125 contests from Patriot League venues, including every Loyola home game.
- Gary Lambrecht will call the play-by-play with Loyola alum Jim Chivers adding commentary.
- Powered by Campus Insiders, the Network launched in 2013 and provides one of the most comprehensive digital packages of any conference nationally. Check LoyolaGreyhounds.com for links to each game.
- Fans can watch the digital broadcasts on desktop or laptop computers, any smart phone or tablet and through a variety of connected television devices.
Series History Versus Colgate
- Loyola and Colgate will meet for the fifth time as Patriot League foes and the seventh time overall when the teams take the floor on Sunday afternoon. Each team has won three in the series.
- The teams had not played in over 30 years before Loyola hosted the Raiders on January 25, 2014, in Reitz Arena.
- Loyola and Colgate combined for the longest game of the 2014-2015 Patriot League schedule when they met in Baltimore on Feb. 22, 2015. The Greyhounds came away with an 80-78 triple-overtime victory.
- Andre Walker scored 21 points including a game-tying layup at the end of the second overtime and the winner with 6.9 seconds remaining in the third. Tied at 78-78, Walker took his defender down the right side of the lane, drew contact and scored what would be the final points.
- Franz Rassman also had a career-high scoring day for the Greyhounds, finishing with 19 before fouling out just over a minute into the first overtime.
- Colgate picked up a one-point win, 59-58, in the teams’ first meeting last year on Jan. 24 in Hamilton, New York. Loyola held the Raiders without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes in the second half, using a 20-5 run to overcome a 13-point deficit and lead by two on an Eric Laster basket with 1:31 left.
- Twenty seconds later, Loyola was called for a hand-check more than 15 feet from the basket, and Damon Sherman-Newsome made 1-of-2 free throws to draw Colgate within a point, 58-57. Loyola turned the ball over with the shot clock under three seconds, and Sherman-Newsome scored the eventual game-winning layup with 14.2 left.
- Laster scored a game-best 20 points, and Andre Walker added 16 for Loyola, while Sherman-Newsome scored 16 as one of three Colgate players in double-figures.
- Loyola won the programs’ first meeting on December 22, 1974, taking a 79-78 decision in the opening round of the Scranton Holiday Tournament.
- The Raiders were 56-54 winners the next time the teams squared off. They met in the Albright Invitational Consolation Game on December 30, 1983, in Reading, Pennsylvania.
- Last Time Out
- Loyola used a 16-0 first-half run to take a 16-point halftime, and the Greyhounds then made all six of their free throws in the game’s final 28 seconds to seal an 84-77 victory over visiting Lafayette on Saturday night.
- The Greyhounds took a 46-30 halftime lead and were ahead 21 early in the second half, but Lafayette closed to within a point, 78-77, on a Bryce Scott jumper with 28.8 seconds remaining in regulation.
- Andre Walker, Franz Rassman and Jarred Jones all made pairs of free throws there after, and Loyola did not allow Lafayette to score on its final three possessions. The Greyhounds shot 84.6 percent from the charity stripe in the game, making 22-of-26.
- Lafayette took a 19-13 lead with 9:06 left in the first half when Scott scored a transition bucket, but the Greyhounds started their 16-0 run when Jones was fouled nine seconds later and made the front-end of two from the line. A Rassman steal on Lafayette’s ensuing possession started a transition run where Tyler Hubbard knocked down the first of three-consecutive 3-pointers. Hubbard’s threes came within 50 seconds of each other, and the first and last were assisted by Matt Staubi. The final put Loyola in front, 23-19, at 7:48.
- Chancellor Barnard scored 40 seconds into the second half, and after Paulius Zalys tallied a Lafayette basket 20 seconds later, Walker converted a layup, was fouled and hit the free throw to push the lead to 51-32 at 18:34. Jones sored in the paint at 17:50, making the lead 21, 53-32.
- Hubbard led Loyola with 17 points, all coming in the first half, while Jones tallied 16 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Walker added 14 points and five assists, while Rassman had 13 points and five rebounds. Barnard tallied nine points, as well, for the Greyhounds. Staubi added four assists off the bench for the Greyhounds.
Threes Fuel Run
- Loyola used its largest run of the season, 16-0, on Saturday night to turn a six-point deficit into a 10-point advantage against Lafayette. Tyler Hubbard knocked down three 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to ignite the run.
- Hubbard finished the game with 17 points and five threes, all coming in the first half.
Points On Point
- Loyola’s three point guards – Andre Walker, Matt Staubi and Nevell Provo – played a combined 41 minutes Saturday night and finished with 10 assists and only one turnover.
- Walker had five assists in 35 minutes of action, while Staubi tallied four in just five minutes. Provo assisted on a Tyler Hubbard three in transition during his only minute of action.
Sparks Off The Bench
- In Loyola’s six wins this season, the Greyhounds’ bench has outscored their counterpart five times.
- Saturday night against Lafayette, Tyler Hubbard led the way with 17 points off the bench, and the Greyhounds reserves bested those of the Leopards, 25-15. Earlier this year, in a win over American, Eric Laster came off the bench for 17, as well.
Taking Their Charity
- Loyola made 22-of-26 (84.6 percent) of its free throws Saturday night, its best effort since shooting 87.1 percent (27-of-31)on Dec. 30 against American.
- In its previous three games, Loyola made just 39-of-66 free throws (59.1 percent).
- Loyola had its best shooting performance in more than three years Wednesday night at Holy Cross when it made 30-of-52 shots, a 57.7 percentage from the field.
- The 57.7 mark was the team’s best this year by more than five points since it shot 52.5 percent on at Saint Bonaventure.
- It also was the best field-goal percentage in a game since Loyola shot 60.4 percent in a Jan. 17, 2013, win over Marist College. Wednesday was also the best shooting by a Loyola team in a true road game since the Greyhounds shot 62.5 percent in a 99-86 win on Dec. 31, 2005, at the University of Delaware.
- The Greyhounds then shot 48.3 percent from the field Saturday against Lafayette for its best two-game shooting performance of the season (58-110, 52.7).
Staubi Makes A Splash
- Matt Staubi has seen increased time at the point over the last two games, and he has made the most of it. He helped key a 16-0 Loyola run against Lafayette with three of his career-high four assists. Those four helpers against the Leopards came in just five minutes of action.
- Wednesday at Holy Cross, Staubi matched his career-high with 11 minutes and had two points and an assist.
- In nine games this year, Staubi has 13 assists. He also has a better than 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
From Inside The Arc
- Loyola did most of its damage against Holy Cross from 2-point range, making 28-of-43 baskets inside the arc, a 65.1 percent mark.
- The nine 3-pointers attempted were also a low for the Greyhounds this season.
- This season, Loyola is shooting 48.8 percent from 2-point land, 48.7 from that range in Patriot League action.
- Franz Rassman (52.1) and Jarred Jones (51.3) are fifth and 10th in the Patriot League in overall field-goal percentage entering this weekend’s games. Jones (56.5) is fourth in the League since the start of conference games. Jones ranks 97th in NCAA Division I in field-goal percentage (minimum five made per game).
Defensively Minded, Too
- In addition to their strong shooting at Holy Cross, the Greyhounds also held the Crusaders to 38.3 percent from the field to continue their good defense in Patriot League play.
- Loyola entered Patriot League play allowing opponents to shoot 48 percent from the field in its first 11 games, but they have held nine conference foes to 42.4 percent from the field.
- Non-conference opponents averaged 80.5 points in 11 games, but the Greyhounds have held Patriot League opponents to 12.4 fewer, an average of 68.1 per game.
- The Greyhounds have also defended the 3-point line better. Non-conference teams shot 39.9 percent from behind the arc, while Patriot League opponents are shooting 32.2 percent.
- Jarred Jones logged his sixth double-double of the season, and his third since Patriot League play commenced, at Boston University He scored a team-high 20 points and led all players with 11 rebounds against the Terriers, boosting his team leading scoring and rebounding averages to 13.9 and 8.0 respectively.
- Through nine conference games, Jones is averaging 14.1 points and 8.3 rebounds.
- Jones is tied for 80th in NCAA Division I with six double-doubles this year, and he is 92nd in field-goal percentage (52.1). His 8.0 rebounds per game are tied for 113rd, and he is 107th in defensive boards (5.5).
- He also leads the team in blocked shots (24) and is second in steals (23).
- Jones logged 26 points, two off his career-high from March 2014, and 11 rebounds Nov. 18 at UMBC. The game was his second-straight double-double after producing 18 points and a career-best 14 boards two days earlier against LIU Brooklyn.
- Tyler Hubbard has made 52 of his 142 3-point attempts this season, making three or more in 10 of the Greyhounds’ 20 games.
- The fifth-year senior has 179 made 3-pointers in his career; against Lafayette on Jan. 30, he moved into sole possession of fourth-place on Loyola’s career chart. Hubbard’s 179 are seven back of Jason Rowe who is third all-time with 186 made from 1996-2000.
- Hubbard has made four or more 3-pointers 16 times during his career, hitting 75 of 128 (58.6 percent) from behind the arc in those games. Only once has he shot below 50 percent in a game that he made four or more threes, a 2014 contest at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse where he made 5 of 14, (35.7 percent).
Walker’s Good Start To The League
- Andre Walker finished non-conference play averaging 11.9 points in 11 games, but he has raised his season average by almost a point in nine conference outings.
- In the first nine Patriot League games, Walker has scored 15 or more points five times and is averaging 14.1 points per game to pace the Greyhounds. He had 11 in the League-opener versus American, tied his career-high with 21 at Lafayette, finished with 18 against Lehigh, led the team with 17 versus Army West Point, had 15 at Navy, 10 at Boston University and 15 at Holy Cross.
- His scoring in the last eight has raised his season average to 12.9 points, 13th in the Patriot League and second on the team.
- Walker’s 21 points at Lafayette, matched his total from Feb. 22, 2015, in a triple-overtime win against Colgate. In that game, Walker scored his 21 over 50 minutes played, while he used just 30 minutes of playing time against the Leopards.
- The sophomore guard also leads the squad with 74 assists, 3.7 per contest. After having two games with five or more assists last season, Walker has 10 of that ilk this year. He has also scored 10 or more points in 17 of the Greyhounds’ 20 contests.
Back To Blocking
- Jarred Jones has posted 19 blocked shots in the Greyhounds last 13 games, including a career-high-tying four at Fairfield. The 19 swats have raised his season total to a team-best 24 through 20 games.
- In his three-plus years at Loyola – he is a fourth-year junior after playing just two games last season due to injury – Jones has moved into sixth-place by himself with 85 in his career. Against American, he passed the total of 76 Jawaan Wright posted from 2005-2010. Next up on the chart is former teammate Jordan Latham who had 98 from 2011-2014.
- Meanwhile, two of Jones’ teammates are also ranked in the top-25 at Loyola in career blocks. With three against Army West Point Franz Rassman 10th with 61; Chancellor Barnard ranks 19th with 38.
Scoring Going The Right Way
- Through 20 games this season, the Greyhounds offense has shown considerable strides over its output a year ago. Last year, the Greyhounds were 333rd out of 345 NCAA Division I teams in scoring, averaging just 58.8 points per game.
- This season, Loyola has improved by 10.5 points per game to average 69.3.
- Last year, Loyola shot 38.2 percent from the field, a mark that was 337th in the nation. This season, the team is shooting 42.9 percent.
- Loyola heads on the road for its next two games, taking on Lehigh University first in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
- The Greyhounds then will travel to West Point, New York, to play the U.S. Military Academy on Saturday, Feb. 6.