Men's Basketball Looks For Pre-Tournament Success In Buffalo

Feb. 19, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's basketball team heads to Buffalo this weekend to play Canisius at the Koessler Athletic Center. The Greyhounds will be looking for a season sweep of the Golden Griffens and a win in Buffalo, where they return for the MAAC Tournament in two weeks.

The Greyhounds have won three of their last four and come to Canisius one game back of the Griffs in the conference standings. The two teams met in mid-January and Loyola escaped with a thrilling 70-68 win off of Sean Corrigan's game-winning three-point basket.

Junior Charlie Bell leads the 6-18 Greyhounds with his 10.1 point per game average off the bench. Freshman Freddie Stanback, who is the team's leading rebounder (5.5 rpg), is averaging an even 10 points per game. In their first meeting with Canisius, four Greyhounds reached double figures, including Linton Hinds, who scored a game-high 16 points.

The Golden Griffins are led in scoring by Kevin Downey, who is averaging 16.6 points per game. Against Niagara on Thursdays, both Downey and Dewitt Doss scored 30 points in an overtime loss. Canisius has played five overtime games since playing Loyola on January 14, winning three and losing its last two.

Canisius is 6-9 in the MAAC while Loyola stands at 5-10 with three games to go in the regular season. The last time Loyola swept its season series with Canisius was during the 1991-92 men's basketball campaign.

The Greyhounds and Griffs tip this Sunday at 2 p.m.

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