Men's Basketball Begins Final Home Stand Friday Night

Feb. 8, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - Reitz Arena will be a welcome sight for the Greyhounds after dropping a pair of conference road games over the weekend, their first MAAC road losses of the season. The two losses marks the first time this season that Loyola has dropped consecutive conference contests. Despite the losses, Loyola remains atop the league standings in a three-way tie with Manhattan and Marist.

Friday marks the first game of a three-game home stand that are the final three home games of the season. It also marks the first-ever visit of the ESPNU cameras at Reitz Arena. Curiously, it is the first time that the Greyhounds and Canisius will face each other, each having just five league games remaining. The Golden Griffins come in on a two-game losing streak after having their five-game winning streak snapped.

Monday, Fairfield scored the final 13 points of the game to overcome a 10-point deficit and register a 65-62 win over the Greyhounds. Junior guard Gerald Brown and sophomore guard Marquis Sullivan tied for team-high scoring honors with 13 points. Senior forward Josko Alujevic chipped in with 12 and freshman guard Brett Harvey added 11. The rematch with Fairfield is Sunday. Game time is 4 o'clock and the game will be televised by MAAC TV and seen locally on MASN.