Feb. 10, 2006
BALTIMORE, Md. - After suffering a 101-85 loss against Iona on Wednesday night, the Greyhound men's basketball team will look to snap their six-game losing skid on Saturday afternoon when Loyola hosts Saint Peter's College at 12:00 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on WNST-AM 1570 in addition to Loyola's athletics website (www.loyolagreyhounds.com) with Rich Gainer and former Greyhound men's basketball player Jim Chivers calling the action. In addition, the game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 with Lou Cannellis and Bob Wenzel providing the play-by-play and color commentary, respectively.
Now 11-11 on the season, the Greyhounds have dropped six straight games and eight of the last nine outings after the 16-point loss against the Gaels on Wednesday night. Senior guard Andre Collins scored 20 points to lead the Greyhounds while freshman Marquis Sullivan and sophomore Brad Farrell each added 18 points.
Collins continues to lead the team and the conference in scoring, averaging 26.5 points per game. He has scored 20 or more points in 15 straight games, including back-to-back 20-point efforts.
Saint Peter's has a 12-11 record and is in fourth place in the league following an 81-74 defeat against Manhattan on Wednesay night. With an 8-6 record in league play, the Peacocks are two games ahead of Siena for the fourth spot. Senior guard Keydren Clark scored a team-high 27 points while Kaimondre Owes added a career-high 20 points in the loss.
Clark, who is the two-time defending national scoring champion, ranks second in the conference behind Collins in scoring by averaging 25.7 points per outing. He also ranks second in the league in steals (4.74) and free throw percentage (.897).
This is the second meeting between the Peacocks and the Greyhounds this season as Saint Peter's escaped with a 76-74 victory over Loyola on January 28 at the Yanitelli Center. Clark led four Peacock players in double figures with 21 points while Collins led all players with 23 points and nine assists in the loss for Loyola.
Saint Peter's has won seven straight games and holds a 35-26 advantage in the all-time series. In last year's two meetings, Clark averaged 20.5 points and six rebounds per contest.
The Greyhounds return to the road on Tuesday night when they travel to Siena for a 7:30 p.m. re-match against the Saints.