Delaware to Visit Men's Basketball on Wednesday

Nov. 26, 2006

Baltimore, Md. - After four consecutive road games to open the season, Loyola will finally play before its raucous home fans Wednesday when it hosts the University of Delaware Blue Hens from the Colonial Athletic Association. The game also will be televised live regional on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) with Steve Melewski (play-by-play) and Billy Hahn (analyst) calling the action.

The Greyhounds enter the game having had nine days off since a 81-74 defeat at American that evened their record at 2-2 on the season. The Blue Hens are in search of their first victory of the season having dropped its first four to open the campaign.

The matchup will be the 22nd meeting between these border-state rivals with Delaware leading the series, 11-10. The rivalry dates back to 1910-11 when the Greyhounds posted a 24-23 win, the first of five straight wins to start the series. The Blue Hens won nine of the previous 10 meetings before Loyola captured a 99-86 victory at Frank Acierno Arena last season.

Loyola is being led by junior guard Gerald Brown, who is averaging 27.0 points through four games. He scored a career-best 31 in the loss at American in his last time out. Sophomore guard Marquis Sullivan adds 12.8 points per outing while junior forward Michael Tuck chips in an average of 11.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Senior forward Josko Alujevic is the team's leading rebounder at 5.8 per game.

Wednesday marks the first of three straight games at Reitz Arena for the Greyhounds. Next up is Saturday's meeting with Mount St. Mary's in the latest chapter of the most-played series in the state of Maryland. Game time is 2 o'clock and the game also can be seen live on MASN.