Men's Basketball in Midwest for Games With Big 10 Foes

Dec. 27, 2006

Evanston, Ill. - A two-game road trip to Big 10 country gets underway tonight when the Greyhounds visit Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats.

Loyola is smarting from a hard-fought 63-57 loss Friday night at High Point and is danger of falling back to .500 for the first time since they were 2-2 following a road loss at American.

The High Point game marked the debut of junior forward Omari Isreal, who played his first game following his transfer from Notre Dame University. The Rockville, Md., did not disappoint as he posted career-bests in points (11), rebounds (six), assists (three) and blocks.

Sophomore guard Marquis Sullivan led the team with 17 points and junior guard Gerald Brown added 12 and equaled his career-high eith eight rebounds.

The Wildcats finished fifth at the San Juan Shootout, posting a 2-1 record, and have won seven of eight.

It won't get easier for the Greyhounds as they travel to take on another Big 10 opponent in Michigan State, ranked 25th in the latest ESPN/USA Today coaches poll. The game will be televised live on MASN.