Nov. 28, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola and American square off this Tuesday night in a game televised by Comcast. The Greyhounds, who are 2-0 for the first time since the 1999-2000 season and the Eagles, who are 0-3 for the third time in last four seasons, meet at Reitz Arena at 9 p.m.
The Greyhounds are coming off a 71-64 victory over UMBC with senior Andre Collins scoring 21 points to lead the way. Collins, who scored 22 in the season opener, also leads the `Hounds in assists, steals and three-point field goals.
With seniors Josko Alujevic and Linton Hinds providing Loyola with a balanced attack, the Greyhounds are scoring 75 points per game. Alujevic is averaging 12 points while Hinds is posting 11 points per game in the early going.
American, meanwhile, is led by Andre Ingram and his team-leading 14.7 points per game. The Eagles won the last meeting with Loyola (Nov. 25, 2000) but the series is knotted at 40-40.
With a win, the Greyhounds can start 3-0 for the first time since 1998. That season, Coach Dino Gaudio opened the year with victories over Towson, UMBC and Howard.
Saturday's game is the first of three televised games at Reitz Arena this season. Johnny Holliday will provide the play-by-play and Glen Consor will serve as color analyst.
The Greyhounds' Jan. 22 match-up with Rider will air on MAAC-TV and the on Feb. 11 espn2 visits Baltimore for a showdown with Saint Peter's College.