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Men's Basketball Hosts Lehigh Wednesday Night With Pre-Game Senior Day Ceremony

Loyola Men's Basketball's Class of 2018 (left to right): Andre Walker, Chancellor Barnard, Cam Gregory and Matt Staubi.
Loyola Men's Basketball's Class of 2018 (left to right): Andre Walker, Chancellor Barnard, Cam Gregory and Matt Staubi.
Feb. 19, 2018

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Opponent Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Date Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Maryland | Reitz Arena
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Quick Hits About The Hounds

  • Loyola University Maryland men's basketball wraps up its 2017-2018 regular-season home schedule on Wednesday, February 21, when it hosts Lehigh University.
  • The Greyhounds and Mountain Hawks will tipoff at 7 p.m. on the Patriot League Network.
  • Loyola will honor its five seniors - Chancellor Barnard, Cam Gregory, Matt Staubi, Andre Walker and manager Nick Flowers - in a Senior Day ceremony prior to the game.
  • Cam Gregory scored his 1,000th career points in the second half of a February 18 game against Colgate University after moving into third at Loyola in career rebounds during the first half. He is the 37th player to score 1,000 or more points in Loyola history.
  • Against Lafayette on February 11, Andre Walker became the eighth player in school history to score 1,600 points,; he also became the second at Loyola to make 200 or more 3-pointers.
  • Earlier this month, he moved into eighth all-time at Loyola and is one of 19 players in Patriot League history to score 1,600 or more points during his career.
  • Cam Gregory is 28th in all of NCAA Division I and leads the Patriot League in offensive rebounds per game (3.3), and he also is second in the league and 82nd nationally in overall rebounding (8.2).
  • Loyola is 82nd in Division I in steals (192). Andrew Kostecka is 18th (2.2) overall and Andre Walker is 83rd (1.7).

Series History Versus Lehigh

  • Lehigh and Loyola will meet for the 19th time on the basketball court and 10th time as Patriot League opponents Wednesday when the teams take the floor.
  • Loyola took a 10-8 lead in the all-time series after rallying for a 91-88 double-overtime victory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on January 24, 2018. The Greyhounds swept the 2016-17 games by a combined three points. The Greyhounds squeezed out an 84-83 victory when the teams met in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on January 5, 2017. Andre Walker made a 3-pointer with eight-tenths of a second remaining to give the Greyhounds their only lead of the game. The Mountain Hawks took the lead 45 seconds into the game, and they were ahead until Walker and hit a double-clutch, step-back 22-foot three to lift Loyola to the win.
  • In the second game of 2016-2017 at Loyola, Walker made a twisting left-handed layup with 27.3 seconds left to give Loyola a 62-60 win. Walker, who led all players with 19 points and a career-high tying nine rebounds, beat his defender off the dribble from near midcourt, got to the middle of the lane on the right side and scored left-handed.
  • In this year's first game, Andre Walker and Sam Norton scored on back-to-back possessions with under two minutes to go in the second overtime period, pushing Loyola into a lead it would not give up, and the Greyhounds clipped host Lehigh University, 91-88, in Patriot League action.
  • Walker finished with his first collegiate double-double, scoring 32 points to go with a career-best 12 rebounds. Cam Gregory added 18 of his career-high 24 points after halftime for the Greyhounds, and he had nine rebounds. Loyola finished with 50 rebounds, the second-most in school single-game history behind a 52-rebound performance earlier this season.
  • Lehigh jumped out to an 11-point lead, 15-4, in the game's first six minutes, an advantage it extended to 16 on a Caleb Bennett basket with 11:13 to go before halftime. Bennett later made it 29-12 Mountain Hawks with a transition dunk at 7:54, and the Greyhounds were down 17.
  • A three by Walker with less than 25 seconds to go in the first half pulled Loyola within 10 at the break, 38-28. Walker and Lehigh's Lance Tejada traded 3-pointers on consecutive possessions early in the second half, and the Mountain Hawks lead was 41-31, but a Gregory transition basket at 18:16 pulled the Lehigh advantage under 10 for a long stretch.
  • Kahron Ross extended the Mountain Hawks' lead to nine with a fast-break layup at 6:20, and Bennett scored in the paint at 5:12 to make it 64-53 Lehigh. The lead was back at 11 for Lehigh after two Ross free throws at 4:37, but the Greyhounds began pressing off made baskets to quickly trim the deficit. Gregory converted two free throws at 4:22, and Walker had a putback layup at 4:11 to draw the Greyhounds within seven, 66-59. Another Walker steal led to him making two free throws at 3:53 to get Loyola within five.
  • After those made foul shots, Andrew Kostecka had a steal for Loyola, and Norton made one of two at the free throw line for the Greyhounds. Kostecka came up with another steal - he had five total - and was fouled, hitting two free throws with 3:41 on the clock. Those points made it 66-64 Mountain Hawks.
  • Kostecka grabbed another steal, the fifth in as many Lehigh possession for Loyola, and after two misfired shots, Gregory converted in the paint to tie the game at 66-66. After that basket, Lehigh was able to advance over halfcourt for the first time in five possessions, but Kostecka had a steal in the open-court with 2:30 on the clock. On the offensive end, he drove and kicked to Gregory for a basket at 2:10 left, giving Loyola its first lead of the game.
  • Tejada tied the game with two free throws 14 seconds later, but Gregory converted again in the paint at 1:41, pushing Loyola up by two. Andree responded with a three from the top of the perimeter for Lehigh, giving the Mountain Hawks a 71-70 lead with 1:23 to play in regulation. Gregory, however, scored again off a Kostecka assist with a minute on the clock, putting Loyola up a point.
  • Both teams had turnovers before Tejada was fouled going to the basket with 10 seconds on the second-half clock. He missed the first free throw, but he made the second to tie the game at 72-72. Loyola's late shot attempts were off the mark, and the teams headed to overtime.
  • Tejada made two 3-pointers for Lehigh in the second overtime's first 75 seconds, wrapped around two Kostecka free throws, to give the Mountain Hawks a four-point advantage, 85-81.
  • Norton, however, caught a Walker feed and knocked down a three from the right corner at 2:32, and the Greyhounds were within a point. Bennett was whistled for an offensive foul on Lehigh's next possession, and Walker made a pull-up jumper with 1:49 left to put Loyola in front. After a missed Ross jumper, Walker drove and fed Norton for a layup at 1:05, giving the Greyhounds an 88-85 lead.
  • The Mountain Hawks had a shot-clock violation on their ensuing possession, and Kostecka made the second of two free throws with 30.1 showing, pushing the advantage to four. Two Walker free throws with 18 seconds left made it a six-point game, but Kyle Lefroy hit a three on the left side for Lehigh, and Loyola's lead was down to three, 91-88.
  • The Greyhounds could not convert on two free throws after Lefroy's three, but threes by Ross and Tejada rimmed out, and Loyola left with the win.

Last Time Out

  • Cam Gregory scored his 1,000th career point and moved into third all-time at the school in rebounds, but Colgate defeated the Greyhounds, 68-47, on Sunday afternoon in Reitz Arena.
  • Gregory became the 37th Loyola player to score 1,000 or more points when he converted in the paint 66 seconds into the second half. He finished with team-highs of 10 points and nine rebounds.
  • Gregory's rebounding and points early in the second half helped Loyola get within 40-26 after trailing by 20 at halftime. Andrew Kostecka scored off a Gregory offensive rebound at 16:23, but Colgate scored nine of the next 10 points to go up 50-27 at 11:45.
  • The Raiders shot 55.6 percent from the field in the first half, scoring the game's first 12 points and building a 38-18 advantage at the break. Will Rayman finished with 15 points to lead all scorers, while Jordan Swopshire added 12 for the Raiders.

Milestone Day

  • Cam Gregory hit two milestones in the same game Sunday against Colgate, reaching and crossing the 1,000-point plateau while also moving into third all-time at Loyola in rebounds.
  • The senior forward pulled down an offensive board, one of his five in the game, with less than two minutes to go in the first half to give him 837 in his career. That total moved him past Mark Rohde (1972-76) and into sole possession of third-place in career rebounds.
  • Just over a minute into the second half, Gregory scored in the paint to log his 1,000th career point, making him the 37th player in school history to score 1,000 or more points.
  • With his 1,000th point, Gregory joined Mike Krawczyk (1968-72, 1,676 points, 1,278 rebounds) and Rohde (1,103 points, 836 rebounds) as the only three players to score 1000 or more points and have 800-plus rebounds. He is also sixth all-time in the Patriot League in career rebounds.
  • On January 27, he became the fourth Loyola player, and the seventh in Patriot League history to grab 800 or more rebounds and now has 843. Gregory is also the school's career leader in field-goal percentage (58.4).

Sticky Fingers

  • Loyola had steals on six-straight Lehigh possessions late in the second half on January 24, and the Greyhounds finished with 15 for the game. During Patriot League action this year, Loyola has had two of the top 18 single-game steal totals in school history.
  • The Greyhounds finished their January 17 game against Bucknell with 14 steals, the most by a Greyhounds' team since it had 19 in a December 3, 2011, win at Siena.
  • Loyola in third in the Patriot League in steals per game this season (7.1), and in conference play, it is averaging 7.3 takeaways for a total of 116 in 16 games.
  • Andrew Kostecka had six steals against Bucknell - a total tied for fifth in school single-game history - five at Lehigh and four against Army West Point.
  • Overall, Kostecka has a team-high 48 steals this year, an average of 2.2 per game that ranks 18th nationally and first in the Patriot League. The sophomore guard has logged three or more steals seven times this season.

Walker In Patriot League Action

  • Andre Walker has scored 15 or more points in 11 of the Greyhounds' 16 Patriot League games so far this year, and he has five outings with 22 or more to average 18.2 in conference games, third most in the League during that stretch.
  • In his 65th career conference game, Walker reached the 1,000-point mark against League opponents and now has 1,046 in his 70 career games, and he has averaged  14.9 points in Patriot League games.
  • With 1,619 points, Walker is eighth on the school's all-time points list. Against Lafayette in the 2017 Patriot League First Round, he became the 10th player in school history with 300-plus assists and is sixth with 380. His 191 steals are second all-time, and he is third in 3-pointers made with 205.
  • Walker grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Lehigh to log his first career double-double with 32 points.

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.
  • In games against Lehigh and Army West Point, he averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 assists and 4.5 steals in two wins.
  • Defensively, he is among the Patriot League leaders in both steals and blocked shots per game, checking in first in swipes (2.2) and fourth in swats (1.1).

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 has scored 11 or more points in 14 of the 22 games he's played this year, and he has posted 14 or more points eight times. He is currently second on the team with a 11.7 points per game mark.

Norton Making An Impact

  • 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 then-career-high 28 minutes at Army West Point and upped his career-best to six rebounds; he matched both of those numbers in the win over Boston University. In the win at Lehigh, Norton logged 38 minutes of action, scoring eight points and grabbing six rebounds. He knocked down a three and scored in the paint in double-overtime. At Boston University, Norton started and tied his career-best with nine points.
  • Norton pulled down seven boards in a win over American on February 7 for a new career-high. In 16 Patriot League games, he is averaging 3.8 rebounds per contest.

Andre's Big Day

  • Andre Walker scored 43 points on January 14 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.

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 75 games because of illness or injury through Feb. 18.

Chart Climbing

Career Points

7.

1,659

Dylon Cormier

2010-14

8.

1,615

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Rebounds

1.

1,278

Mike Krawzcyk

1968-72

2.

879

Farrell Fenzel

1966-70

3.

834

Cam Gregory

2014-p

Career 3-Pointers Made

2.

211

Robert Olson

2009-13

3.

204

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Free-Throws Made

8.

394

Mike Krawczyk

1968-72

9.

372

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Steals

1.

272

Jason Rowe

1996-00

2.

191

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Assists

5.

386

Tom Gormley

1983-87

6.

380

Andre Walker

2014-p

Career Field-Goal Percentage

1.

.5835

Cam Gregory

2014-p

2.

.5502

Mike Krawczyk

1968-72


 

 

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