Men's Basketball Hosts Siena In Final Home Game Of Season

Feb. 22, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's basketball team looks for its third straight home win and first season sweep of Siena since the 1996-97 season when it hosts the Saints on Thursday night at Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds host Siena in their final home game of year - tip is slated for 7:05 p.m. Listen

Five of Loyola's six wins this season have come at Reitz Arena, where the Greyhounds are 4-4 in MAAC competition. Expect the `Hounds to come in with confidence, having already defeated Siena on the road this season.

In their first meeting, Sean Corrigan scored a career-high 27 points while Charlie Bell and Shane James each chipped in with 12 points to lift the Greyhounds to a 68-65 win at Pepsi Arena. Corrigan, who connected on three three-pointers that game, has knocked down nine threes in Loyola's last four games.

For Siena, who lost leading scorer and rebounder Michael Haddix to injury only 12 games into the year, freshman Jack McClinton has stepped up, scoring 13.4 points per game. McClinton was held to five points against Loyola in their February 10 match-up, but is coming off a 30-point effort against Rider.

The Saints enter Thursday's game with a 5-22 overall record and 3-13 MAAC mark. Loyola, at 6-19 overall and 5-11 in the MAAC, can finish no lower than ninth in the conference with a win over the Saints. Seniors Bernard Allen, Jim Chivers, Sean Corrigan and Irakli Nijaradze will be playing their final game at Reitz Arena.

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