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Two-Game Men's Basketball Road Trip Starts Saturday At Colgate

Jan. 18, 2018

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Opponent Colgate Raiders
Date Saturday, January 20. 2018
Time 2:00 p.m.
Location Hamilton, New York | Cotterell Court
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Quick Hits About The Hounds

  • Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball heads on the road for a pair of games, starting with a Saturday, January 20 contest at Colgate University.
  • The Greyhounds and Raiders will tipoff at 2 p.m. in Hamilton, New York, on the Patriot League Network.
  • Andre Walker’s 43 points on Sunday against Lafayette College are third-most in school single-game history and the most by a Patriot League player since 2002. The total is tied for fourth-most by a NCAA Division I player this year.
  • Cam Gregory is 12th in all of NCAA Division I and leads the Patriot League in offensive rebounds per game (3.7). He also is second in the league and 48th nationally in overall rebounding (9.1).
  • Isaiah Hart’s 26 points on December 2 at Mount St. Mary’s were the most by a Loyola freshman since Jamal Hunter tallied 27 in a 1998 game at Iona College.
  • Hart is averaging 13.4 points over the Greyhounds last 12 games and is the team’s second-leading scorer in that stretch. Since joining the starting lineup 15 games ago, he is averaging  11.8.
  • Loyola shot 60 percent from the field (27-45) against Navy in its Patriot League opener. It was the Greyhounds’ best percentage since shooting 60.4 percent in 2013 against Marist.

Series History Versus Colgate

  • Loyola and Colgate will meet for the ninth time as Patriot League foes and the 11th time overall when the teams take the floor on Saturday afternoon.
  • The Raiders took a 6-4 lead in the all-time series with a 66-56 overtime win in the teams’ second meeting of 2016-17.
  • The home team had won each time that the sides met as Patriot League opponents until Colgate’s afore mentioned victory on February 19, 2017, in Baltimore.
  • Colgate hit two 3-pointers midway through overtime, and the Raiders went 8-of-10 from the free-throw line in the extra period in that game to defeat Loyola, 66-56, in Reitz Arena.
  • Sean O’Brien and Jordan Swopshire hit threes from the top of the perimeter to stake the Raiders to a 58-52 advantage that the Greyhounds could not overcome.
  • Neither Colgate, nor Loyola led by more than eight points during regulation with Colgate taking a 31-23 halftime advantage after shooting 61.1 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes. After the teams traded baskets to start the second half, Loyola began to chip away at the margin.
  • Andrew Kostecka converted a layup with 12:08 on the second-half clock, and Cam Gregory took a Kostecka pass, spun to the basket and made a layup of his own 26 seconds later, making it a 35-34 Colgate lead. The Raiders momentarily stretched their advantage back to four with a Francisco Amiel three from the right corner on their next possession, but Kostecka responded in kind, and Loyola trailed by a point, 38-37, at 11:05.
  • Malcolm Regisford scored for Colgate in the paint 26 ticks later, but Andre Walker knocked down a Loyola three at 10:14, and the score was tied at 40-40. That long-distance basket launched a 10-0 Loyola run that would see Gregory and Jarred Jones make layups and Chuck Champion have a 3-pointer bounce in. Jones’ basket at 7:25 pushed the Greyhounds’ lead to 47-40, but it would be cut to a pair two minutes later after a Sean O’Brien three.
  • Gregory had a putback to make it a 49-45 Loyola lead at 4:49, but O’Brien scored off drives on consecutive Colgate possessions, and the game was tied for a sixth time, 49-49, with 3:49 on the clock.
  • The teams combined for more than two minutes of scoreless play before Kostecka connected on another three with 86 seconds left in regulation to give Loyola a 52-49 advantage. Both teams came up empty on their next possessions, but Colgate’s Will Rayman drove the baseline and scored, drawing a foul and making a free throw with 20 seconds left to know the game at 52-52.
  • Loyola called a timeout with 15.1 seconds left, and Walker initiated the offensive sequence with a drive down the middle. He floated a shot at the basket that went off the mark, and a Gregory tip-in went long, sending the game to overtime.
  • Both teams were scoreless for first two-plus minutes of overtime until O’Brien hit a three with 2:16 on the clock. Swopshire then made his from behind the arc with 1:19 on the clock before Chuck Champion converted two free throws for the Greyhounds with 57 seconds left.
  • Gregory recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and a career-high tying 14 rebounds. Kostecka added 12 points, and Walker had 10 to go with five assists for the Greyhounds. O’Brien scored 18, and Swopshire had 16 for the Raiders.

Last Time Out

  • Two Andrew Kostecka free throws with 4:51 left in regulation game Loyola a 63-62 lead Wednesday night against Bucknell, but the Bison scored the next six points and eventually pulled away for a 78-70 victory in Reitz Arena.
  • Zach Thomas converted two free throws 25 seconds after Kostecka’s pair, and Nana Foulland scored in the paint with 3:46 on the clock, staking the Patriot League Preseason Favorite Bison to a 66-63 lead. Stephen Brown then hit an off-balance jumper with 2:59 remaining, pushing the advantage to six. Loyola did not score on its next trip down the court, but Andre Walker got a steal off the press for the Greyhounds, and Isaiah Hart slipped a pass to Cam Gregory inside for a layup at 1:59, cutting the Bison lead to 68-65.
  • Bruce Moore and Thomas each converted free throws for Bucknell (12-8 overall, 6-1 Patriot League) over the next 69 seconds before Hart made one of two at the line for Loyola with 44 seconds showing. Kostecka then took a Walker pass after another steal and scored in transition with 29 ticks on the clock, pulling Loyola within four, 72-68.
  • Kimbal Mackenzie made two at the line for the Bison with 25 seconds on the clock, and Walker converted a pair nine second slater for Loyola, once again getting the Greyhounds within four. Mackenzie and Thomas, however, sealed the Bucknell win with pairs from the charity stripe to end the game.
  • Walker finished with 21 points to lead Loyola, while three others scored in double-figured. Cam Gregory had 12 points and eight rebounds, while Isaiah Hart tallied 11 to go with six assists. Kostecka posted 11 points and a career-high six steals. Thomas led all players with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Foulland finished with 14 for the Bison.

Sticky Fingers

  • Loyola finished Wednesday night’s game against Bucknell with 14 steals, the most by a Greyhounds’ team since it had 19 in a December 3, 2011, win at Siena. Three players – Andrew Kostecka (6), Andre Walker (5) and Isaiah Hart (3) – combined for all of the thefts. The steals led to 22 Bucknell turnovers, a season-high for the Bison.
  • Kostecka’s six steals are tied for fifth in school single-game history. He is second in the Patriot League with 2.0 steals per game, a mark that ranks 42nd nationally.

Andre’s Big Day

  • Andre Walker scored 43 points on Sunday against Lafayette, the most by a Loyola player since the school moved to NCAA Division I in 1981-82, by going 16 of 26 from the field.
  • Walker’s 43 points are the most in a Patriot League regular-season game since Lafayette’s Brian Burke tallied the same number against Lehigh on February 20, 2002. The 43 points are tied for second in Patriot League regular-season history behind Holy Cross Rob Feaster’s 46 against Navy in 1994. Army’s Chris Spatola (2001 vs. Lafayette) and Burke also scored 43 in a game.
  • The 43 points are tied for fourth-most by a NCAA Division I player in a game this year, and Walker’s 16 made field goals are third all-time at Loyola.

Walker In Patriot League Play

  • Andre Walker has scored 16 or more points in six of the Greyhounds’ seven Patriot League games so far this year, and he has three outings with 22 or more to average a League-leading 22.3 in seven conference games.
  • In 61 career Patriot League games, Walker has scored 911 points, an average of 14.9 per game.
  • At Holy Cross, he became the 13th player in school history to score 1,400 or more points. With 1,484 points, Walker is 11th in school history. Against Lafayette in the 2017 Patriot League First Round, he became the 10th player in school history with 300-plus assists and is ninth with 357. His 174 steals are fourth all-time.

Top-4 Territory

  • Cam Gregory grabbed 11 rebounds on January 8 at Holy Cross, a performance which moved him past three former Greyhounds – Brian Carroll (1997-01, 754), Jimmy Smith (1972-76, 749) and Ed Butler (1969-73, 747) – into fourth place on the school’s all-time rebounds chart. Mark Rohde (1972-76) is third all-time with 836, and Farrell Fenzel (1966-70) is second with 879.
  • His 784 career rebounds are tied for eighth in Patriot League history.
  • Gregory is also the school’s career leader in field-goal percentage (58.7).

Kostecka Keys

  • After coming off the bench since injuring an ankle on November 28 against UMass Lowell and missing four games, Andrew Kostecka rejoined Loyola’s starting lineup against Lafayette on January 14.
  • On Jan. 11 at American, Kostecka went for 13 points while grabbing six rebounds. He also had three steals, a blocked shot and three assists in 27 minutes of action.
  • Defensively, he is among the Patriot League leaders in both steals and blocked shots per game, checking in second in swipes (2.0) and third in swats (1.0).

Hart Heats Up

  • Isaiah Hart made 7 of 12 second-half shots December 2 at Mount St. Mary’s and tallied 16 of his team-high 26 points after the break. Hart’s 26 points were the most by a Loyola freshman since Jamal Hunter scored 27 points in a March 1, 1998, game at Iona College.
  • He followed that performance with a 15-point game at Florida State, 13 against Binghamton and 10 versus Drexel despite foul trouble. Over the last 12 games, Hart has averaged 13.4 points over, and since joining the starting lineup on November 21 against Goucher, he has averaged 11.8 points. He has scored fewer than  points just once since Dec. 2.

Norton Big Off Bench

  • Sam Norton scored a career-high nine points, and he matched his previous best with five rebounds, in the win over Navy. Norton, a junior walk-on, saw 19 minutes of action, his most since a wrist injury on November 28 forced him to miss four games. He made all three of his field goals and all three free throws he attempted against the Navy, scoring all of his points in the game’s final 17 minutes.
  • He then played  a career-high 28 minutes at Army West Point and grabbed  a career-best six rebounds, and he matched both of those numbers in the win over Boston University.
  • In seven Patriot League games, he is averaging 4.1 rebounds per contest.

Champion Debuts

  • Chuck Champion missed the first five games of the 2017-2018 season before debuting at Dartmouth. He opened in a big way, scoring a career-high 26 points while making 12 of 15 shots from the field. Champion tallied 15 of his points in the first half after checking in four minutes into play, and he missed only misfired on one of his eight attempts from the field before the break.
  • Champion was playing his best at the end of his freshman campaign as the 26 points eclipsed his previous high of 18 set in the CBI Quarterfinals at Coastal Carolina. He also had four rebounds, three steals and two assists against the Big Green.
  • Champion has scored 11 or more points in all but four of the 13 games he’s played this year, and he has posted 15 or more in seven of Loyola’s last 11 contests. He is currently second on the team with a 13.2 points per game mark.

Returning To Health

  • Loyola’s December 21 game saw the Greyhounds have its most healthy and active players of the season with just one (Chancellor Barnard) missing due to an injury.
  • Loyola has used nine different starting lineups this year, and Greyhounds players have missed a combined 53 games because of illness or injury through Jan. 17.

5x20

  • Five Loyola players have scored 20 or more points in a game this season.
  • Andrew Kostecka tallied 22 in the season-opener at Northwestern, and Andre Walker had 27 (the most by a Greyhounds player this year) against Fairfield. Cam Gregory scored a career-best 22 at Dartmouth, a game in which Chuck Champion put up 26. Isaiah Hart is the most-recent member of the 20-plus club, scoring 26 on Saturday at Mount St. Mary’s. Champion then scored 21 against Drexel, and Walker had 22 at Army West Point, 27 against Boston University, a career-high 43 versus Lafayette and 21 versus Bucknell.

Slick Shooting

  • Loyola made 24 of 47 shots from the field against Navy in the Patriot League opener, checking in with a 60 percent mark. The field-goal percentage was the Greyhounds best since making 60.4 percent of their shots in a January 2013 win over Marist College.
  • The Greyhounds’ 47 shots were their fewest in a game this year, and they limited Navy to 21 rebounds in the contest. The Midshipmen came into the game averaging 35.5 boards per game while holding opponents to 43.9 percent from the floor.

Chart Climbing

Career Points

8.

1,580

Mike Powell

1995-98

9.

1,497

Tom Gormley

1983-87

10.

1,494

Maurice Hicks

1981-85

11.

1,484

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Rebounds

1.

1,278

Mike Krawzcyk

1968-72

2.

879

Farrell Fenzel

1966-70

3.

836

Mark Rohde

1972-76

4.

776

Cam Gregory

2014-p

Career 3-Pointers Made

3.

189

Tyler Hubbard

2012-16

4.

186

Jason Rowe

1996-00

5.

185

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Free-Throws Made

10.

365

Gerald Brown

2006-08

11.

353

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Steals

3.

177

Tracy Bergan

1989-94

4.

174

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Assists

8.

364

Ed Butler

1969-73

9.

357

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Field-Goal Percentage

1.

.5871

Cam Gregory

2014-p

2.

.5502

Mike Krawczyk

1968-72

Up Next

  • The Greyhounds next play at Lehigh University on Wednesday, January 24, in a 7 p.m. outing.

 


 

 

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