Boston U., Men's Basketball Meet Saturday At 1 O'Clock In Reitz

Feb. 12, 2016

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Opponent Boston University Terriers
Date Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time 1:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Reitz Arena
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Quick Hits About The ’Hounds

  • Loyola University Maryland wraps up a two-game homestand on Saturday, Feb. 13, in Reitz Arena.
  • The Greyhounds host Boston University in Patriot League action starting at 1 p.m.
  • 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 14.8 points per game. His output during conference play has raised his season-long average to 13.5 behind only Jarred Jones’ team-leading 14.0 points per game.
  • Loyola has outrebounded Patriot League foes, 473-451, an average of +1.7 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 Boston University    

  • Loyola and Boston U. will meet for the eighth time in five years and ninth overall when they take the hardwood on Saturday afternoon.
  • The Greyhounds won games in 2012 and 2013, but the Terriers are 4-1 against Loyola since both teams joined the Patriot League in 2013-2014. Two of the last three contests have gone to overtime.
  • Boston U. won both games the first year and the teams split the series in 2014-2015 with each winning on its respective home court. The Terriers posted an 87-84 win in Boston on Jan. 18, 2016, and Boston U. now leads the all-time series, 5-3.
  • In this year’s first meeting, the Terriers made all seven of its free throw attempts in overtime after rallying from a second half deficit to force the extra period, and the shots from the charity stripe proved the difference in an 87-84 win over visiting Loyola.
  • Eric Fanning scored seven of his career-high 37 points in overtime, five coming from the free-throw line. His pair with 20.6 ticks left pushed the Terriers’ lead to three, 87-84, after a Tyler Hubbard three seven-tenths of a second earlier made it a one-point game.
  • The Greyhounds took their second 14-point lead of the game, 68-54 with 8:45 remaining on a Chancellor Barnard layup, but Boston University reeled off nine-straight points that drew the Terriers within five, 68-63, with 5:26 left in regulation.
  • Cheddi Mosley later tied the game at 76-76 with 2.2 seconds left, making 1-of-2 at the free-throw line to send the game to overtime.
  • Loyola won the first meeting last year, 91-86, in overtime after Boston U. led by five with 5.8 seconds left, but a strange sequence of events led to Loyola forcing overtime and eventually picking up a win. Denzel Brito made a desperation three with one second left, and the Greyhounds fouled the Terriers’ Eric Fanning on the ensuing inbound pass.
  • During the stoppage in play, officials went to the replay monitor, however, and whistled a flagrant-one foul on a Boston U. player for contact against Rassman prior to Brito’s three. Rassman hit both free throws, and Fanning missed his two, sending the game to extra time tied at 74-74. After Loyola scored five points in the final second of regulation, it outscored the Terriers, 17-12, in overtime for the win.
  • Six Loyola players scored in double figures led by Cam Gregory’s 18 and Andre Walker’s 17.
  • In the season’s second meeting, Loyola went on a 12-2 run to pull within three of the Terriers with just under three minutes to play in Boston, but the home team responded with a 12-2 run of its own to pull out a 73-60 win. Andre Walker led Loyola with 13 points in the game.
  • Prior to both teams joining the Patriot League for the 2013-2014 season, Loyola hosted the Terriers in 2012 as part of the ESPN Bracketbuster series and 2013 in the first round of the Postseason Tournament.
  • The Terriers won the teams’ first-ever meeting, 71-51, in the first round of the Sports Foundation Classic on December 27, 1996, in Tampa, Fla.

Last Time Out    

  • Navy jumped out to an 11-2 lead in just over four minutes, and the Midshipmen never trailed Wednesday night in a 71-51 Patriot League victory over Loyola in Reitz Arena.
  • The teams both scored on their first possessions, but then Loyola committed four turnovers in five trips down the court, miscues Navy used to open up an early lead.
  • A Chancellor Barnard three with the shot clock expiring at 10:50 in the first half got Loyola back to three, 14-11, but Navy scored the next seven points, and the Greyhounds were never that close for the remainder of the game.
  • The Midshipmen shot 57.4 percent from the field in the game, 63.2 percent after halftime, and held Loyola to just 33.3 percent overall.
  • Tillman Dunbar converted 8-of-11 shots for 20 points to go with a game-high six assists, while Shawn Anderson added 18 for Navy. No Loyola player scored in double figures as Jarred Jones and Andre Walker each had eight points.
  • Cam Gregory had nine rebounds for the Greyhounds to lead all players.

Cam Crashing The Boards    

  • Cam Gregory has been the Greyhounds’ leading rebounder in their last four games, averaging 8.5 in Loyola’s games against Colgate, Lehigh, Army West Point and Navy.
  • Gregory opened that stretch with 10 boards against Colgate before posting eight and seven at Lehigh and Army West Point, respectively. The sophomore then turned in a game-high nine Wednesday night versus Navy.
  • His totals over the last four games haver raised his season average to 4.6. In Patriot League action, he is tied for second on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game.

Taking Their Charity    

  • Over its last five games, Loyola has made 105-of-130 free throws. Its 80.8 percent mark in those contests has raised its season average to 72.6 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. Loyola then made 17-of-21 (81 percent) against Navy.
  • In addition to its success shooting from the line in the last five games, the Greyhounds have also gone to the stripe 24 more times than their opponents (130-106).
  • In 13 Patriot League games, the Greyhounds are shooting 74.4 percent (229-of-308) from the charity stripe.
  • Prior to the last five games, Loyola had made just 39-of-66 free throws (59.1 percent) in its previous three.

Andre’s Day    

  • Andre Walker scored a career-best 31 points last 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 was 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.

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.

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 13 conference foes to  43.1 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 33.2 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.
  • To date, he leads the team in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (7.5) this season. Through 13 conference games, Jones is averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.
  • Jones is tied for 85th in NCAA Division I with six double-doubles this year, and he is 81st in field-goal percentage (51.5).
  • He also leads the team in blocked shots (25) and is second in steals (27).
  • 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 two points in 13 conference outings.
  • In the first 13 Patriot League games, Walker has scored 15 or more points seven times and is averaging 14.8 points per game to pace the Greyhounds.
  • His scoring in the last 13 has raised his season average to 13.5 points, 11th in the Patriot League and second on the team.
  • The sophomore guard also leads the squad with 90 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’ 24 contests.

Hubbard’s 3-Pointers    

  • Tyler Hubbard has made 54 of his 157 3-point attempts this season, making three or more in 10 of the Greyhounds’ 24 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 24 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 10.9 points per game to average 69.7.
  • Last year, Loyola shot 38.2 percent from the field, a mark that was 337th in the nation. This season, the team is shooting 42.6 percent.

Up Next    

  • Loyola hits the road for its next two games, starting with a Wednesday, Feb. 17 game at Bucknell University.