Early Run Leads Men’s Basketball Past McGill In Exhibition Play
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball went on a 16-0 run after McGill University scored the game’s first two points, and the Greyhounds eased to a 72-48 victory Thursday night in exhibition play over the Canadian side.
Dele Ogundokon’s layup gave McGill its only lead of the game just 13 seconds in, but Jones hit back-to-back baskets in the paint to put Loyola in front in the game’s first minute. Hubbard then hit two 3-pointers during the run that pushed the Greyhounds in front 16-2 on a Cam Gregory layup at 13:27.
An Ogundokon free throw at 9:49 and two Daniel Pieper foul shots with 7:18 to go in the first half cut Loyola’s advantage back to single-digits, but Loyola led by 10 or more nearly the entire game.
Gregory finished with nine points, and Nevell Provo tallied eight for the Greyhounds who had seven players score six or more points.
The game was a rematch of one from August 2014 when McGill hosted Loyola in Montreal during the Greyhounds’ Canadian tour. Loyola won that matchup, 65-60.
Loyola open its 2015-2016 regular-season in just over a week when it hosts Tennessee State University at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, in Reitz Arena. Click here to purchase tickets.