Navy Next Up For Men's Basketball On Wednesday Night In Reitz

Feb. 9, 2016

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Opponent Navy Midshipmen
Date Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Reitz Arena
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Quick Hits About The ’Hounds

  • Loyola University Maryland returns to Baltimore for its first of two-straight Patriot League home games.
  • The Greyhounds host the U.S. Naval Academy in a 7:30 p.m. contest Wednesday in Reitz Arena.
  • Andre Walker was named the Lids Team Sports Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 19.3 points in three games last week. It is the second-straight honor for Loyola following Jarred Jones’ honor on Feb. 1.
  • Jarred Jones and Walker both tied or set career-highs in Loyola’s double-overtime win Saturday at Army West Point. Jones matched his previous best with 28, and Walker set a new high with 31.
  • Walker is leading the Greyhounds in scoring during Patriot League play, averaging 15.4 points per game. His output during conference play has raised his season-long average to 13.7, behind only Jarred Jones’ team-leading 14.3 points per game.
  • Loyola has outrebounded Patriot League foes, 448-420, an average of +2.3 per game. In non-conference play, it was outrebounded by 2.6 per game.
  • Defensively, Loyola is allowing 9.8 points per game less in conference play than it did during non-conference. Patriot League teams are scoring 70.7 points as opposed to 80.5.

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 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 Navy    

  • With campuses located 26 miles apart (as the crow flies), Loyola and Navy will meet for the 29th time on the hardwood when the teams play Wednesday night.
  • The Midshipmen lead the series 22-6 after sweeping the season series in 2014-2015 and winning the first game between the programs this year. Loyola won the first two meetings between the teams in 2013-2014, the Greyhounds’ first year in the Patriot League.
  • Navy held Loyola scoreless for more than six minutes late in the second half on Jan. 13, and the Midshipmen overcame the Greyhounds for a 60-52 win in Annapolis.
  • Tyler Hubbard made a runner in transition with 7:47 left in the second half, putting the Greyhounds up six, 42-36, but the basket was Loyola’s last points until Jarred Jones hit a pair of free throws at 1:28. During the stretch that covered 6:19, Navy outscored Loyola, 13-0.
  • Tillman Dunbar scored five of his team-high 15 points during the run for Navy, while the Midshipmen’s defense forced four Greyhounds turnovers and five missed shots.
  • Jones’ second free throw cut the deficit to five, but that was as close as Loyola would draw in the final minutes. Loyola made just eight field goals in each half, shooting 30.8 percent from the field while committing 20 turnovers.
  • Andre Walker led Loyola’s scoring effort, matching Dunbar for game-high honors with 15 points, while Eric Laster scored 11 of his 13 points before halftime for the Greyhounds. Tyler Hubbard added 11 points for Loyola, but that trio were the only to score more than four.
  • The teams first met in January 1910 when Navy defeated the Greyhounds, 36-10.
  • Prior to the January 2014 game, Loyola’s most recent win in the series came on January 10, 1994, when the Skip Prosser-coached Greyhounds recorded a 78-68 victory in Reitz Arena.

Last Time Out    

  • Andre Walker scored a career-high 31 points with his final two free throws putting Loyola in front with 3.9 seconds left in double overtime to lift the Greyhounds to a 100-99 victory at Army West Point.
  • Walker made 15-of-16 shots from the foul line, including each of his last 14. He tallied 29 of his points after halftime, four coming in the first overtime and eight in the second.
  • Jarred Jones tied his career-high with 28 points despite fouling out in the first overtime and playing only 34 minutes.
  • Chancellor Barnard took a Walker pass and scored with 83 ticks in regulation, and he hit a free throw after being fouled to push Loyola up one, 74-73. Walker extended the lead to three with two free throws at 24.8, but Tanner Plomb knocked down a 15-foot jumper on Army West Point’s next possession to make it a one-point game.
  • Loyola inbounded the ball to Walker who was fouled with 10.9 seconds left. He hit both free throws with the Black Knights calling a timeout in between the two, and the lead was three again. Dylan Cox, however, made a fading-away, banked-in 3-pointer with a hand in his face with 1.6 seconds left to send the game to overtime tied at 78-78.
  • Kyle Wilson hit a running layup on the right side with 36.8 left in the first overtime, giving the Black Knights a two-point advantage. Walker responded for Loyola, hitting a layup with 23 ticks on the clock, knotting the game again.
  • The Black Knights scored the first five points of the second overtime to lead, 93-88, at 3:26 on a Tanner Plomb basket, but Walker hit two free throws 12 seconds later, and it was again a one-possession game. A Barnard tip-in at 1:58, but Wilson made 1-of-2 at the line for the Black Knights 24 ticks later to push the Army West Point lead to 94-92.
  • Walker scored on a layup from the left side to tie the game at 94-94 with 59 seconds on the clock, but Plomb made a layup 11 ticks later and hit a free throw after drawing a foul, putting Army West Point in front by three. This time, Tyler Hubbard beat his defender on a right baseline drive to score at 23.9, and Loyola was again within one.
  • The Greyhounds pressed the Black Knights, and Plomb fell down with catching the inbound pass. The ball deflected to Walker, and he laid it in with 20.3 seconds on the clock, staking the Greyhounds to a 98-97 lead.
  • Cox got to the line for Army West Point, drawing a foul with 12.3 seconds left on a drive to the basket. He made both free throws to put the Black Knights back up one, 99-98.
  • Loyola put the ball back in the hands of Walker, and he was fouled inside the paint with 3.9 seconds left. He made both free throws, and a Plomb heave from halfcourt as time expired went off to give the Greyhounds the win.

Andre’s Day    

  • Andre Walker scored a career-best 31 points Saturday afternoon in a 100-99 win at Army West Point, exceeding his previous high by 10 points. He had scored 21 on Jan. 2 at Lafayette College and in a Feb. 2015 double-overtime game against Colgate University.
  • Walker set a career-high with 15 made free throws in just 16 attempts. His 15 made are tied for ninth-most in school single-game history. It is also tied for 27th this season by an NCAA Division I player. Walker went 1-of-2 at the line with just over 10 minutes to play in regulation and then hit his last 14 from the foul line.
  • Walker tallied just two points in the first half layup midway through the stanza. He then scored 17 in the second half, four in the first overtime and eight in the last.

Don’t Forget Jones    

  • Jarred Jones’ performance against the Black Knights was overshadowed by Walker’s 31 points, but it was just as key to the Greyhounds’ win. Jones made 9-of-15 shots and converted 10-of-12 at the free-throw line.
  • Jones scored seven points in the first half, and he then made 6-of-10 shots and all five of his free throws to score 17 in the second half.

Patriot League Honors    

  • Loyola players have earned the last two Lids Team Sports Patriot League Player of the Week awards with Jarred Jones picking up the Feb. 1 honor and Andre Walker winning the following week’s.
  • Jones averaged 19.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals in wins over Holy Cross and Lafayette; Walker then averaged 19.3 points, 4.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals against Colgate, Lehigh and Army West Point.
  • The Player of the Week awards were the first for Loyola since Nov. 25, 2013, when Dylon Cormier won his second in three weeks.

100 Points A Strange Way    

  • Loyola had its first 100-point game in over 16 years on Saturday at Army West Point, but it did so in a statistically odd way.
  • The Greyhounds are the only team since at least 1996-1997 to score 100 or more points in a game with six or fewer assists (per Stats, Inc.).
  • Loyola also were the first team to score 100 or more points while making only one 3-pointer since the University of North Carolina went 1-of-7 from behind the arc in a 108-64 win over East Carolina University on Dec. 7, 2014. The Greyhounds are only the fifth team to score 100 or more with one 3-pointer since the start of the 2011-2012 season.
  • The Greyhounds gave up 53 rebounds to the Black Knights, the most Loyola has yielded since giving up 62 on Dec. 2, 2013, at West Virginia University.

Last Possession Wins    

  • Three of Loyola’s seven Patriot League wins have come on the Greyhounds’ last full possession of the game. Andre Walker scored a layup with 4.2 seconds left to beat Lehigh, 51-50, on Jan. 6; Eric Laster’s three with 8.4 seconds left on Feb. 1 versus Colgate gave the Greyhounds a 68-65 victory. Walker then connected on two free throws with 3.9 ticks left in double overtime for a 100-99 win at Army West Point.

100-Point Performances    

  • The Greyhounds scored 100 points for the first time since beating Canisius College, 101-90, on Jan. 5, 2000, a span of 448 games.
  • It was Loyola’s first 100-plus point game on the road since Feb. 15, 1998, when it tallied 102 at Siena College.
  • Saturday’s game was the sixth 100-plus point performance in program history. It was the fourth time Loyola has scored 100 or more since moving to NCAA Division I in 1982-1983.

Taking Their Charity    

  • Over its last four games, Loyola has made 88-of-109 free throws. Its 80.7 percent mark in those contests has raised its season average to 72.3 percent, No. 2 in the Patriot League and 81st in the NCAA.
  • Loyola made 22-of-26 (84.6 percent) of its free throws Jan. 30 against Lafayette, its best effort since shooting 87.1 percent (27-of-31 )on Dec. 30 against American. It followed that by shooting 76 percent from the line against both Colgate and Lehigh. The Greyhounds then went 31-of-37 from the free-throw line (83.8 percent) at Army West Point. The 31 free throws made were the most since it converted the same amount on Nov. 17, 2011 at UMBC. In that game, however, the Greyhounds took 46 attempts.
  • Prior to the last four games, Loyola had made just 39-of-66 free throws (59.1 percent) in its last three.

Defensively Minded    

  • Loyola entered Patriot League play allowing opponents to shoot 48 percent from the field in its first 11 games, but they have held 12 conference foes to  42.1 percent from the field.
  • Non-conference opponents averaged 80.5 points in 11 games, but the Greyhounds have held Patriot League opponents to 9.8 fewer, an average of 70.7.
  • 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 32.4 percent.

Doubled Over    

  • 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 13.7 and 7.7 respectively.
  • Through 11 conference games, Jones is averaging 13.6 points and 7.8 rebounds.
  • Jones is tied for 85th in NCAA Division I with six double-doubles this year, and he is 81st in field-goal percentage (51.6).
  • He also leads the team in blocked shots (25) and is second in steals (24).
  • 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.

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 12 Patriot League games, Walker has scored 15 or more points seven times and is averaging 15.4 points per game to pace the Greyhounds.
  • His scoring in the last 12 has raised his season average to 13.7 points, 10th in the Patriot League and second on the team.
  • The sophomore guard also leads the squad with 88 assists, 3.8 per contest. After having two games with five or more assists last season, Walker has 12 of that ilk this year. He has also scored 10 or more points in 20 of the Greyhounds’ 23 contests.

Hubbard’s 3-Pointers    

  • Tyler Hubbard has made 54 of his 155 3-point attempts this season, making three or more in 10 of the Greyhounds’ 23 games.
  • The fifth-year senior has 181 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 181 are five 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).

Scoring Going The Right Way    

  • Through 23 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 11.7 points per game to average 70.5.
  • 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.

Up Next    

  • The Greyhounds remain at home for their next game, a Saturday, Feb. 13 contest against Boston University which is slated to tipoff at 1 p.m.