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Regular-Season Finale Saturday At Navy For Men's Basketball In CBS Sports Network Broadcast

The Greyhounds in their pre-game huddle.
The Greyhounds in their pre-game huddle.
Feb. 22, 2018

Game Information
Opponent Navy Midshipmen
Date Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time 12:00 p.m.
Location Annapolis, Maryland | Alumni Hall
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Quick Hits About The Hounds

  • Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball plays its final game of the regular-season on Saturday, February 24, when it travels to Annapolis, Maryland to face the U.S. Naval Academy.
  • Saturday’s game will air live on CBS Sports Network with John Sadak and Mo Cassara calling the action.
  • 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 20th 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 76th nationally in overall rebounding (8.4).
  • Loyola is 85th in Division I in steals (192). Andrew Kostecka is 20th (2.1) overall and Andre Walker is 101st (1.7).

Turn On The Television

  • Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by CBS Sports Network as part of the Patriot League’s package. John Sadak and Mo Cassara will have the call of the action starting at 2 p.m.

Series History Versus Navy

  • With campuses located 26 miles apart (as the crow flies), Loyola and Navy will meet for the 33rd time on the hardwood when the teams play Saturday afternoon.
  • The Midshipmen lead the series 25-7 after Loyola snapped their six-game winning streak in the series with a 72-63 victory on December 29, 2017. Navy had swept the season series in each of the last three years after Loyola won the two meetings between the teams in 2013-2014, the Greyhounds’ first year in the Patriot League.
  • Andre Walker scored seven-straight Loyola points during a 14-5 Greyhounds run to close the game, and Loyola defeated the Navy 72-63 in the teams’ Patriot League opener on December 29.
  • Navy tied the score at 58-58 on a driving layup by Shawn Anderson, but he was whistled for a taunting technical foul after the basket. Andre Walker, who led all players with 18 points for the Greyhounds, hit both technical-foul free throws, and while Anderson converted a free throw for a 3-point play, the series sparked the Greyhounds in the final minutes. Walker’s free throws on the technical foul were his first of seven-straight points he scored for Loyola. He scored in the paint and was fouled, making the free throw at 3:03 before he converted again in the lane with 2:09 on the clock.
  • After a Navy 3-point attempt went short with just under two to play, Walker broke down the defense at the top of the perimeter and slipped a pass to Sam Norton on the baseline for a basket underneath to stretch the Greyhounds’ lead to 67-61 with 1:34 on the clock. Norton tallied a career-high nine points and matched his career-best with a team-high five rebounds.
  • Hasan Abdullah made two free throws for the Midshipmen with 78 seconds left, making it a four-point game, but Isaiah Hart hit the back-end of two free throws with 51 ticks left for Loyola.
  • The Greyhounds forced a missed three on Navy’s offensive trip, and Walker hit a pair of free throws with just over 31 seconds left, stretching the advantage to seven. Cam Gregory sealed the game with a dunk in the final seconds for Loyola. Chuck Champion converted on seven of his 10 shots, scoring 17 points, while Hart was 6 of 9 for 16 points.
  • The Greyhounds made their first six shots of the game, pulling out to a 14-7 advantage on Hart’s second three of the contest. They stretched the lead to 18-10 on a Gregory layup at 11:20 and held a 23-16 advantage on a basket by Champion at 9:27.
  • Navy, however, scored six-straight points and were within one, 23-22, on a Bryce Dulin basket at 7:41. The contest remained a one-possession game for the remainder of the first half with Navy going up a pair on an Abdullah three at 1:37. The Midshipmen went up by four three times in the first seven minutes of the second half, but the Greyhounds would not let them pull ahead more. Neither team led by more than three for more than 10 minutes until Loyola pulled away in the final three.
  • Abdullah paced Navy with 16 points, while Anderson had 14 and Dulin scored 10.

Last Time Out

  • A Brent Holcombe 3-pointer with 5:01 left in regulation on Wednesday night pulled Loyola within a point, but Lehigh hit threes of their own on consecutive possessions and pulled away for an 80-74 Patriot League victory at Reitz Arena.
  • Holcombe missed his first look at a three, but Cam Gregory grabbed the offensive rebound and gave it back to Holcombe on the top-left of the perimeter, and he knocked down his second attempt to make it 63-62 in Lehigh’s favor.
  • The Mountain Hawks, who have won seven in a row, got their own second-chance three. Pat Andree misfired on an attempt from behind the arc, and Lehigh retained possession as the ball skidded out of bounds off the Greyhounds. Kahron Ross then knocked down a three at 4:28, pushing the Mountain Hawks’ advantage to four. After a Loyola turnover, Lehigh again had an offensive rebound off a missed three, and Marques Wilson connected at 3:06, staking the Mountain Hawks to a seven-point advantage.
  • Andre Walker made a 25-foot three for Loyola at 2:47, but the Greyhounds did not draw closer than four the rest of the game. Walker finished with a team-high 19 points, while Gregory had seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Andrew Kostecka added 14 points for the Greyhounds.
  • Lehigh built a seven-point lead on a Wilson jumper 10:02 into the first half, but Loyola scored eight-straight points to go up, 22-21, for its first lead since it was 4-2. The game featured nine lead changes thereafter with Loyola taking its final advantage, 43-42, with 16:55 in the second half on a Champion three.
  • Pat Andree, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Lehigh, scored on the Mountain Hawks’ next possession, and they led the rest of the game. Ross led Lehigh with 20 points, while Andree and Wilson each had 15.

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 879. Gregory is also the school’s career leader in field-goal percentage (58.5).

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 49 steals this year, an average of 2.1 per game that ranks 20th 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 12 of the Greyhounds’ 17 Patriot League games 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 1,065 in his 71 career games, and he has averaged  15.0 points in Patriot League games.
  • With 1,638 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 383. His 191 steals are second all-time, and he is third in 3-pointers made with 209.
  • 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.
  • Over Loyola’s last 11 games – Kostecka has played in 10 of those games after missing the February 7 contest against American due to an illness – he is the team’s second-leading scorer with 11.5 points per game. He has scored 11 or more seven times, and he also is averaging 2.7 steals per game.
  • Defensively, he is among the Patriot League leaders in both steals and blocked shots per game, checking in first in swipes (2.1) and fourth in swats (1.2).

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 23 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 11.6 points per game mark.

Among His Peers

  • Isaiah Hart is among the leaders for Patriot League freshmen this season in both points, steals and assists. His 10.4 points per game rank fourth with his first-year peers, while his 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals check in second in the same group. Additionally, Hart’s 27.8 minutes played this year rank fourth among freshmen in the conference.
  • Hart leads Loyola in assists and is fifth on the team in scoring this year. His 29 total steals are third-most on the team.

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 17 Patriot League games, he is averaging 3.6 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 10 different starting lineups this year, and Greyhounds players have missed a combined 77 games because of illness or injury through Feb. 21.

Chart Climbing

Career Points



Dylon Cormier




Andre Walker


Career Rebounds



Mike Krawzcyk




Farrell Fenzel




Cam Gregory


Career 3-Pointers Made



Robert Olson




Andre Walker


Career Free-Throws Made



Mike Krawczyk




Andre Walker


Career Steals



Jason Rowe




Andre Walker


Career Assists



Tom Gormley




Andre Walker


Career Field-Goal Percentage



Cam Gregory




Mike Krawczyk


Up Next

  • Loyola will play a to-be-determined foe in the Patriot League Championships First Round on Tuesday, February 27. Results of Loyola’s and other Patriot League games on Saturday will determine who and where the Greyhounds will play. A home game at Reitz Arena is a possibility.






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