Feb. 10, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's basketball team looks to snap a three-game skid at Siena this Thursday night. The 'Hounds need wins to earn a higher seed at the MAAC Championships and they hope to start this week at the Pepsi Arena, site of the 2004 conference tournament.
The Greyhounds are 1-12 in the MAAC and two games out of a tie for the eighth seed. They will face a Siena team that is 8-14 overall and 5-8 in the MAAC. The Saints earned their first conference win of the season back on January 13 at Reitz Arena. Loyola shot 16 percent from the field in the first half that night and fell 81-59.
Loyola has improved and is slightly healthier than it was back on January 13. The Greyhounds led at halftime at Rider on Sunday, but for the seventh time this season, they lost their halftime lead and the game. Freshman Shane James, who leads the team in assists (58) and three-point field goal percentage (.456), scored a game-high 16 points against the Broncs.
Siena leads the all-time series with Loyola, 26-11. The Saints have won their last eight meetings with the 'Hounds and are unbeaten versus Loyola at Pepsi Arena.
The Greyhounds have five games remaining on the regular season slate with the next three on the road. Thursday's game versus Siena is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. tip.