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ECU 70, MBB 58
MBB at ECU
MBB 73, KENT ST. 59
MBB vs. KENT
Loyola men's basketball defeated Kent State, 73-59, in the CIT Second Round on March 24, 2013.
Loyola defeated Boston University, 70-63, on March 19.
Loyola men's basketball hosted Iona College on Sunday, January 27.
The Loyola University Maryland Men's Basketball team takes on Saint Peter's University at Reitz Arena on Sunday, Jan. 6
Loyola men's basketball played at Memphis on December 30, 2012.
2012-2013 (Senior): Enters his final season at Loyola ranked fourth in 3-point percentage (138-of-336, .4107) sixth in career 3-pointers made (138) and eighth in 3-pointers attempted (336).
2011-2012 (Junior): Named to the All-MAAC Third Team in his third season after finishing the season averaging 11.1 points per game... Was third in the MAAC in 3-point field goal percentage (66-of-153, .431)... His 66 3-pointers made are the sixth-most in school single-season history... Hit three first half 3-pointers and finished with 13 points in a win over Florida Gulf Coast (11/27)... Blocked a FGCU three with six seconds left to seal the victory... Sparked a 9-0 run with five points against Marist (12/1) that gave the Greyhounds the lead for good... Finished with 11 and four assists... Hit 6-of-11 field goals and 3-of-7 threes to score a team-high 19 points at Mount St. Mary's (12/10)... 16 of his 19 came after halftime... Scored seven in a row to help extend Loyola's lead from four to 11 against Canisius (1/5), a game in which he finished with 16... Scored seven-straight points, in just 23 seconds, as he tallied 13 of his 15 in the second half at Fairfield (1/13)... Matched his career-high with 21 points, making 5-of-8 threes, at Iona (1/15)... Scored eight of his 16 points during a 22-2 run versus Siena (1/19)... Made five threes in just six attempts and scored 19 at Saint Peter's (2/5)... Scored 11 or more points in 11-straigth games from January 7-February 12, raising his scoring average from 8.8 to 11.9 in the process... Finished with 15 or more seven times during that stretch... Made 6-of-7 shots and 5-of-6 from behind he arc to score 17 against Boston University (2/19)... Scored nine points and had five assists in the MAAC Quarterfinal against Niagara (3/3) and then knocked down 5-of-9 shots to go with six boards in the Semifinal against Siena (3/4)... Finished with seven points and earned MAAC All-Tournament honors against Fairfield (3/5).
2010-2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 30 games, starting 24 for the Greyhounds... Averaged 9.1 points per game and was second on the team with 58 assists and 31 steals... Averaged 9.8 points per game in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play... Scored 10 or more points 15 times and topped the 20-point mark twice... Opened the season with 11 points and seven rebounds in just 23 minutes of action against Drexel (11/12)... Was injured, however, against the Dragons, and did not score in just four minutes of action versus UMBC (11/17)... Returned to the starting lineup at Fairfield (12/5) and posted 16 points... Followed that with 14 points against George Mason (12/8)... Scored 17 in the first game of 2011, at home versus Marist (1/3)... and followed that with a then-career-high 20 at Manhattan (1/7)... Knocked down six 3-pointers against the Jaspers, tying him for the sixth-best performance in school single-game history... Enjoyed success again versus Marist (1/22), setting a season- and career-high 21, making 5-of-8 from the field and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line in Poughkeepsie... Scored 12 or more in three successive games, tallying 12 in the overtime win against Iona (1/30), 17 at Rider (2/4) and 15 at Siena (2/7)... Made the game-tying three against the Gaels and then scored the final four points of overtime... Tallied 16 points, making 5-of-9 shots, 4-of-6 from 3-point range, against Towson (2/19).
2009-2010 (Freshman): Earned MAAC All-Rookie honors, marking the third year in a row Loyola had a member of the team (Brian Rudolph in 2008; Anthony Winbush, 2009)... Opened the season in the starting lineup and stayed there for 26 starts as a freshman... Threes were lucky for him in the season-opening win over Vermont (11/13) with three points, three rebounds and three assists... Five days later, he scored eight points and collected six steals in a road win at UMBC (11/18)... Made a pair of three-pointers in his only attempts from the field and added three assists and two steals in the win at Indiana (12/22)... Scored five points with five rebounds in the win at Bucknell (12/28)... Followed that with eight points, four assists and three boards in the home win over Rider (1/02)... Reached double figures for the first time in his career with 10 points at Fairfield (1/08)... One week later, he exploded for a career-high 20 points in the home win over Marist (1/15)... Made seven of his 11 field-goal tries - four of those from three-point range... Added 10 points at Saint Peter's (1/17) in his next outing and was rewarded by being named MAAC Rookie of the Week by the conference office... Tallied 15 points in the rematch with the Red Foxes, connecting on three of his four three-point attempts... Scored 11 points against Fairfield in his next game... Handed out four assists and scored 10 points in the road win at Rider (2/05)...Rreached double figures for the last time of the season in the home game with Canisius (2/26), collecting three steals as well.
Before Loyola: Averaged 13.5 points during his senior year at Georgetown Prep... Team finished 17-7 and captured the National Jesuit Christmas Classic title while he was named to the all-tournament team... Also named all-IAC First Team following his senior year... Captained both his basketball and tennis teams in his final season... Was the latest in a long line of Greyhounds who played in the Charm City Challenge when he represented the United States All-Stars in the April 2009 game... Played two years of varsity basketball and four years of varsity tennis for the Little Hoyas... Made it the finals of his singles flight as a senior to cap his scholastic tennis career.
Personal: Robert Leo Olson is the son of John and Suzanne Olson... is the oldest of three children with a brother, Luke, and a sister, Sarah... His father played tennis at Maryland and his mother played tennis at Georgetown... Majoring in Business Administration-General Business at Loyola.