Pre-Thanksgiving Tilt Tuesday For Men's Basketball Versus Stony Brook

Nov. 23, 2015

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Opponent Stony Brook Seawolves
Date Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Time 7:30 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Reitz Arena
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Quick Hits About The ’Hounds
  • Loyola University Maryland plays its fifth game in 12 days to start the 2015-2016 season, returning to Reitz Arena for the first time in over a week for a 7:30 p.m. game against Stony Brook University on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
  • Loyola had its best shooting night in almost two years on Saturday when the Greyhounds shot 52.5 percent at Saint Bonaventure. Loyola made 50 or more percent from the field just once last season.
  • Tyler Hubbard hit a career-high seven 3-pointers, six in the first half, on Saturday at Saint Bonaventure. His seven matched the second-best output by a Loyola player in a game.
  • Hubbard has made 18 of 29 3-pointers this year. Through games of Sunday, Nov. 22, Hubbard is fifth in the NCAA in 3-pointers made per game (4.5). His 62.1 percent from behind the arc is 14th nationally (min. 2.5 made per game).
  • Five Greyhounds scored in double figures Saturday at Saint Bonaventure marking the first time Loyola has had five with 10 or more in a regulation-length game since December 2013 against Catholic University.
  • Jarred Jones had his second-straight double-double, and the third of his career, on Wednesday with 26 points and 11 rebounds. His points total was two off his career-high from 2013-2014.

Patriot League Network    
  • For the third year in a row, the Patriot League Network will provide an outstanding viewing option for college basketball fans while showing more than 125 contests from Patriot League venues, including every Loyola home game.
  • Gary Lambrecht will call the play-by-play with Loyola alum Jim Chivers adding commentary.
  • Powered by Campus Insiders, the Network launched in 2013 and provides one of the most comprehensive digital packages of any conference nationally. Check for links to each game.
  • Fans can watch the digital broadcasts on desktop or laptop computers, any smart phone or tablet and through a variety of connected television devices.

Series History Versus Stony Brook    
  • Loyola and Stony Brook will meet for the fifth time overall, and the third in as many years, when the teams take the court on Sunday. The Seawolves have won all four of the previous contests. This game is part of a four-year series between the programs that started in 2013-2014.
  • In last year’s contest, the Greyhounds led for the majority of the first half and took a 35-32 lead on a Tyler Hubbard three 3:02 into the second stanza, but Stony Brook then went on a 10-0 run to take control of the game in a 67-52 decision on Dec. 21, 2014, on Long Island.
  • After the Seawolves’ run, Loyola got back within three, 42-39, on an Eric Laster runner at 11:33, but that was the last Greyhounds’ field goal for the next 4:18. That basket by Cam Gregory was the Greyhounds’ penultimate field goal of the contest.
  • Gregory led Loyola with 14 points and seven rebounds, while two Stony Brook players – Jameel Warney (18 points, 11 rebounds) and Rayshaun McGrew (15 points, 10 rebounds) – had double-doubles.
  • In the first meeting, Stony Brook held off Loyola, 51-50, on January 26, 2000, in Reitz Arena despite seven blocked shots by Loyola’s all-time leader in swats, Brian Carroll. The Seawolves then beat the Greyhounds, 72-54, on February 5, 2001, on Long Island.

Last Time Out    
  • Loyola had its best shooting night of the season Saturday at Saint Bonaventure, but the Bonnies were a touch better and also shot 16 more free throws in a 94-82 non-conference victory.
  • The Greyhounds made 52.5 percent of their shots, shooting better than 51 percent in both halves, and Loyola also knocked down 11 of 21 (52.4 percent) from behind the 3-point line.
  • The Bonnies, however, made 55.6 percent of their shots and went 26 of 30 from the free-throw line compared to Loyola’s 7 of 14.
  • Saint Bonaventure used a 15-3 run late in the first half to go up by 17, 47-30, and a Jaylen Adams three 3:09 into the second half gave the Bonnies a 57-38 advantage. Loyola, however, would cut its deficit to 10 just over four minutes later.
  • Andre Walker drew Loyola within six, 67-61, with two free throws at 9:28, but Saint Bonaventure scored the next five points and held off a late Loyola charge.
  • Tyler Hubbard made six of his career-high seven 3-pointers in the first half and led Loyola with 21 points. All five Greyhounds starters – Walker (14), Laster (12), Jarred Jones (12) and Franz Rassman (11) – scored in double figures.
  • Marcus Posley, a preseason All-Atlantic-10 pick, scored 26 points, while Dion Wright tallied 22 and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Bonnies.

Shooting On Target    
  • Loyola made 32 field goals on Saturday night, the second most the Greyhounds have made during G.G. Smith’s two-plus seasons as head coach. The Greyhounds also shot 52.5 percent from the field, and 52.4 percent from 3-point range, in the game. Both of those marks represented season-highs.
  • The last time Loyola shot 52.5 percent or better from the field was Jan. 13, 2014, when it defeated Lafayette College, 77-63, in Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds made 28 of 51 shots in that game for a 54.9 percent mark.
  • Loyola’s 52.5 percent performance was the third-best shooting mark for the Greyhounds since the start of the 2013-2014 season.
  • The last time the Greyhounds took more than 10 3-pointers and shot 50 percent or better from the field was Dec. 6, 2014, when it lost to Mount St. Mary’s University despite making 11 of 19 (57.9 percent).

Moving The Right Way    
  • Loyola has increased its field-goal percentage and field goals made in each of its four games this season after starting the year 19-of-55 (34.5 percent) from the field against Tennessee State on Nov. 13.
  • The Greyhounds improved their shooting percentage by 11 points, making 22 of 55 on Nov. 16 against Long Island University Brooklyn, and they then shot 48.3 percent (28 of 53) on Nov. 18 at UMBC.
  • For the season, the Greyhounds are now shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from 3-point range. They are ranked 143rd and 123rd (out of 351), respectively, in the NCAA as of Sunday’s games.
  • Last year, Loyola was 10th in the Patriot League with a 38.2 percent mark from the field and 10th in 3-point percentage (32.5).

Tyler’s Treys    
  • Tyler Hubbard went 7 of 11 from 3-point range Saturday at Saint Bonaventure, making six treys in the first half alone. His seven 3-pointers made were the most in a game by a Loyola player since Marquis Sullivan knocked down the same number on Nov. 18, 2007, against the University of Vermont.
  • The seven threes made also tie Hubbard for second-most in single-game history, matching the outputs by Sullivan, Mike Powell (1997), Jason Rowe (1998) and Andre Collins (2006). Collins holds the single-game record after making nine on Jan. 8, 2006, against Marist College.

Five For 11-Plus    
  • All five Loyola starters – Tyler Hubbard (21), Andre Walker (14), Eric Laster (12), Jarred Jones (12) and Franz Rassman (12) – scored in double-figures Saturday at Saint Bonaventure. That marked the first time since Dec. 2013 against Catholic University that six Greyhounds have scored 10 or more in a regulation game.
  • Last year, six players tallied 10 or more in an overtime win against Boston University.

Second-Chance Improvement    
  • In the first half at Saint Bonaventure, the Bonnies had a 9-3 lead on the offensive glass, and they had 12 second-chance points to the Greyhounds’ two.
  • Loyola reversed those numbers in the second half, grabbing eight offensive rebounds and holding Saint Bonaventure to just one. Meanwhile, Loyola finished with a 16-14 advantage in second-chance points, 14-2 after the break.
  • The Greyhounds have now outscored all but one team, LIU Brooklyn, in second-chance points this year. They are averaging 11.5 offensive rebounds per game in four outings.

Getting Out Of The Gate    
  • Loyola rallied from a buzzer-beating loss on Monday night by coming out strong in the first half of Wednesday night’s game at UMBC. The Greyhounds made 10 of their 16 shots in the opening 10 minutes against the Retrievers to open up a 24-18 lead on a Jarred Jones basket with 10 minutes even remaining in the first half.
  • The Greyhounds went on to shoot 48.6 percent from the field (18 of 37) in the first half and 48.3 percent (28 of 59) for the game.

Board Work    
  • Loyola had its best game on the glass of the young season Wednesday against UMBC. The Greyhounds outrebounded the Retrievers, 42-28, after having been outrebounded themselves in the first two.
  • Jarred Jones led the way with 11 boards, while Eric Laster matched his career-best with seven, and Franz Rassman had six. Jones and Rassman did most of their work on the defensive boards, pulling down nine and five, respectively, while Laster had a game-high four offensive rebounds.

Doubled Over    
  • Jarred Jones logged 26 points, two off his career-high from March 2014, and 11 rebounds Wednesday night at UMBC. The game was his second-straight double-double after producing 18 points and a career-best 14 boards Monday against LIU Brooklyn. It was also the third double-double of his career and his third career game with 20 or more points.
  • Jones is the first Loyola player in more than four years to post double-doubles in back-to-back games. Erik Etherly turned the feat with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Coppin State on Nov. 14, 2011, followed by 27 and 10 three days later against the same Retrievers.

Hubbard’s 3-Point Proficiency    
  • Tyler Hubbard has made 18 of his 29 3-point attempts this season, going 4 of 5 in the opener against Tennessee State, 3 of 7 versus LIU Brooklyn, 4 of 6 at UMBC and 7 of 11 at Saint Bonaventure. Through games of Sunday, Hubbard is fourth nationally with 18 3-pointers made, and his 62.1 percent mark from behind the arc is 14th (minimum 2.5 made per game).
  • He is fifth in 3-pointers made per game (4.5), but he is 53rd in total attempts from behind the arc (29).
  • The fifth-year senior now has 145 made 3-pointers in his career, and his last trey Saint Bonaventure tied his with Tracy Bergan (1989-94) for sixth place all-time at Loyola. Hubbard is 17 from matching Kevin Green (1988-92) for fifth.
  • Hubbard has made four or more 3-pointers 12 times during his career, hitting 55 of 91 (60.4 percent) from behind the arc in those 12 games. Only once has he shot below 50 percent in a game that he made four or more threes, a 2014 contest at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse where he made 5 of 14, a 35.7 percent effort against the Orange.

Jones Returns To The Court    
  • Jarred Jones’ season debut marked the first time since 363 days that he played in an intercollegiate basketball game. Jones suffered a sprained knee against Cornell University on Nov. 16, 2014, and then had season-ending wrist surgery the following month.
  • On opening night, he was plagued by foul trouble, playing just 17 minutes, but in that time, the redshirt junior scored 14 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. He was just 2 of 7 from the field, but he went to the free-throw line a career-high 15 times and tied his previous best by making 10 foul shots.

Rassman Showing Efficiency    
  • After opening the season with a 1 of 7 performance from the field, Franz Rassman has been significantly more efficient in Loyola’s next three games. The senior post player made four of his five field-goal attempts, went 4 of 6 from the free-throw line and finished with 12 points against the Blackbirds.
  • He followed that with a 5-of-9 performance from the field with 12 points and six rebounds at UMBC. Saturday at Saint Bonaventure, he was 5 of 8 from the field and made his only free throw.
  • That outing raised his season scoring average to 10.3 per game, and he is shooting 51.7 percent from the field. Take out the 1-of-7 outing against Tennessee State, and Rassman has made 63.6 percent in his last three games.

Walker Dishes Career-High    
  • Andre Walker scored 12 points on Monday night, but he also finished with a career-high seven assists for the Greyhounds’ offense.
  • Last year, Walker had five or more assists three times, but he has three games of five-plus in four games this year.

Starters Do The Scoring    

Overtime Success Under Smith & Beyond    
  • Loyola was 4-0 last season in overtime with its Feb. 22 triple-overtime win over Colgate, and the Greyhounds are now 7-0 in the two seasons that G.G. Smith has been the team’s head coach.
  • More impressively, Loyola is 16-1 in overtime games since the start of the 2004-2005 season.

Further Success In Close Games    
  • In addition to Loyola’s success in overtime games, the Greyhounds were 8-3 last year in games decided by seven or fewer points. Since G.G. Smith became head coach, Loyola is 17-7 in those games.

New Addition To Reitz Arena    
  • Four bright additions were made to Reitz Arena, the Greyhounds home facility during the offseason with the installation of four Daktronics video display boards that total more than 600 square feet of viewing for fans at six-millimeter resolution.
  • Positioned at the four corners of Reitz Arena’s court, two of the boards will serve as the facility’s primary scoreboards, and the others will provide live video, replays and other entertainment and programming options during games.
  • The video boards, as well as LED courtside signage that was integrated in 2013-2014, was made possible by a $1 million gift by Jim Forbes ’80 and his wife, Hollis. A control room that is outfitted with video board control and webstream equipment rounded out the technological enhancement.