Feb. 24, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's basketball team returns home after a four-game road swing and faces Fairfield in the second-half of a men's -women's double-header on Wednesday night. The Greyhounds look to finish strong with two games remaining before the conference tournament in Albany. Listen Here .
The first time these teams met this season, the Greyhounds opened up an early first-half lead. Charlie Bell scored a career-high 25 points and Loyola led 32-26 at halftime. Fairfield rallied, shooting 62 percent from the field in the second half to win 75-56.
The Stags have been hot ever since, winning eight of their nine games after Loyola. The 'Hounds are coming off a weekend in which they lost to both Niagara and Canisius, but freshman Michael Tuck emerged as a scoring threat, scoring 11 and 12 points in back-to-back games.
On Saturday at Canisius, four Greyhounds reached double figures, with Bell (15 points) leading the charge. Tuck and Lindbergh Chatman each scored 12 points while Bernard Allen chipped in with 11 points in the loss.
Bell leads the team in scoring with a 15.1 point-per-game average. Freshman Shane James, who leads the squad in assists (72), is second in scoring (9.1 ppg). The Greyhounds are 1-15 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) while Fairfield stands at 11-5 in the league.
Wednesday's game will follow the Loyola women's basketball game. The women face St. Peter's at 6:30 p.m.