Feb. 25, 2006
BALTIMORE, Md. - Coming off an exciting 69-66 victory over Rider University on Friday night, the Greyhounds end the regular season against Canisius College at Reitz Arena beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. It is the final game of the regular season and prior to tip-off, Loyola will honor its four seniors.
The game will be broadcast on WNST-AM 1570 along with www.loyolagreyhounds.com with Rich Gainer and Jon Siegel providing the call. Fans can also listen on Sirius Satellite Radio beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Channel 110.
The Greyhounds are 14-12 on the season and have won three of the last four games after the three-point victory at Rider on Friday night. Senior guard Andre Collins scored a game-high 17 points and became Loyola's single-season points record holder in the victory while freshman Marquis Sullivan scored 15 points, including 11 in the first half. The Greyhounds hit 11 of 15 free throws in the final three minutes for the victory.
Canisius is 8-18 on the season and has won three of the last four games after a 91-84 overtime victory over Saint Peter's on Friday night. With a 6-11 record, the Golden Griffins are in ninth place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference as of Sunday morning. Kevin Downey and Chuck Harris each scored 20 points to lead the way for the Golden Griffins, who erased a five-point deficit in the final 18 seconds of regulation. The Golden Griffins hit six of seven shots from the floor in overtime, including a four of five effort from three-point range.
Canisius holds a 28-13 advantage in the series after the Greyhounds' January 12 win at the Koessler Athletic Center. The Golden Griffins have won six of the last eight games in the series. This is the second meeting between the two teams. Loyola erupted for 95 points in a 15-point victory over Canisius on January 12, giving the Greyhounds their first-ever win at the Koessler Athletic Center in 10 all-time visits. The Greyhounds scored 25 points in the final five minutes to take the victory.
Heading into the final day of the regular season, the pairings for the Citizens Bank MAAC Basketball Championships are not decided. In fact, the only seed that has been secured is the 10th seed by Rider after Friday night's loss to the Greyhounds. Manhattan and Iona meet later on Sunday afternoon to decide the regular season title and the top seed for the conference tournament, which starts next week.