Men's Basketball Finishes Seventh Nationally In Free Throw Percentage

April 24, 2008

Baltimore, Md. - The Men's Basketball Team ranked 118th or better among the 328 Division I teams considered for statistical analysis in eight of 16 team categories, including seventh in free throw percentage, in final NCAA statistics recently released. Also of note are five Greyhounds who were cited for individual performances.

Buoyed by converting 78.7 percent of their free-throw attempts (310-394) over the final 18 games of the season, the Greyhounds finished seventh nationally by converting 76.8 percent of their tries for the season (541-704). Loyola's three-point shooting also ranked high, sitting 51st in three-point field goals per game with 8.1 while being successful on 36.9 percent of its attempts to rank 88th.

Other highlights among the 16 team categories were rankings of 110th in rebound margin (+2.0 rpg), 115th in field-goal percentage defense (.426), 116th in scoring offense (71.7 ppg), 117th in assists per game (14.1 apg) and 118th in winning percentage (.576).

Sophomore guard Brett Harvey led all Greyhounds individual statistical rankings by finishing 11th in assist/turnover ratio with 2.8 assists for every turnover. He also ranked 75th in free throw percentage (.830).

Loyola's all-time three-point leader, junior guard Marquis Sullivan ended the season 23rd in three-point field goal percentage (.437) while ranking 53rd with 2.8 three-pointers per game.

Leading scorer Gerald Brown ranked 54th overall in points per game (18.6), shot-blocker Omari Isreal finished 63rd in blocks per game (1.7) and freshman guard Brian Rudolph ended 99th in assist per game (4.3).