Feb. 13, 2006
BALTIMORE, Md. - Coming off an impressive 89-69 victory over Saint Peter's on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak, the Greyhound men's basketball team goes back on the road on Tuesday to face Siena College beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The game will be broadcast on Loyola's athletics website (www.loyolagreyhounds.com) with Rich Gainer and Baltimore Ravens defensive end Anthony Weaver calling the action.
Now 12-11 on the season, the Greyhounds improved to 6-9 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with their largest victory of the season. Senior guard Andre Collins scored a game-high 30 points in the win, making 8 of 16 shots from the floor. It was his seventh 30-point performance of the season and marked the 16th straight game with 20 or more points.
Collins ranks first in the conference in scoring, averaging 26.7 points per game. He is also the conference leader in free throw percentage (.907) and three-point field goals made per game (4.17). Meanwhile, sophomore Michael Tuck is the conference's best in field goal percentage, making 62.5 per cent of the shots he has taken this season.
Siena enters Tuesday's game with an identical 12-11 record after a convincing 92-73 victory over Rider on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Kenny Hasbrouck led five Saints in double figures with a career-high 22 points after making 7 of 12 shots from the field. Siena held a 47-30 rebounding advantage and connected on 33 of 39 free throws for the victory.
Hasbrouck, who has been named as the conference Rookie of the Week five times, ranks third on the team in scoring by averaging 12.0 points per game. Senior Antoine Jordan, who scored a career-high 32 points in the February 2 win over the Greyhounds, leads the team by averaging 17.6 points per game.
This will be the second meeting between the two teams this season as Siena left Reitz Arena with an 89-93 victory over the Greyhounds 12 days ago. Making his return to Baltimore, Jordan led the Saints with a career-high 32 points to lead the Saints. Siena has won the last two games in the series and leads the series by a 29-11 margin.
The Greyhounds will return home on Friday night to host High Point University in a pool game of the BracketBusters presented by eBay event. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Reitz Arena.