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Dartmouth Hosts Men's Basketball Tuesday Night

KaVaughn Scott
Nov. 27, 2017

Game Information
Opponent Dartmouth Big Green
Date Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Hanover, N.H. | Leede Arena
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Quick Hits About The Hounds

  • Loyola University Maryland plays the second game of a two-game trip to New England, and the second of four-straight on the road, when it takes on Dartmouth College.
  • The Big Green will host the Greyhounds at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28.
  • Loyola is third in the Patriot League in opponent field-goal percentage, limiting foes to 42 percent from the floor. The Greyhounds are also holding opponents to 31.2 percent from 3-point range, second-best in the League and No. 89 in NCAA Division I.
  • Cam Gregory leads the Patriot League in rebounds per game (9.2) and offensive rebounds per game (3.4). He is 51st and 42nd, respectively, in those categories nationally.
  • Loyola’s 52 rebounds last Tuesday night against Goucher College set a school record for the most in the program’s recorded history. The Greyhounds grabbed 49 boards three times, most recently in 2010 against Manhattan.
  • The Greyhounds’ 52-point margin of victory versus the Gophers was the second-largest in school history.
  • Loyola has outscored opponents 212-197 in the second half this year. It is shooting 45 percent after the break, compared to 37.4 in the first half.

Series History Versus Dartmouth

  • Loyola will meet Dartmouth for the third time in series history when the teams take the floor on Tuesday night. The Greyhounds have won both previous meetings that were part of a two-game series in 2009 and 2010. Tuesday’s game is the first of a two-game series between the programs; the Big Green are slated to play in Reitz Arena next season.
  • The Greyhounds won the first-ever meeting between the schools, 58-41, on November 24, 2009, and they used a strong second-half effort to beat the Big Green, 73-59, in Baltimore on November 21, 2010.
  • The teams were tied, 35-35, at halftime in the latter game, but the Big Green took a one-point lead on a Jabari Trotter to start the second frame. Loyola reeled off the next nine points to take control of the game in a run sparked by two Shane Walker blocked shots.
  • Dartmouth got within six, 46-40, with 12 minutes left in regulation, but Jamal Barney tallied eight-straight to keep the Big Green at bay.
  • Barney finished with a game-high 18 points, while Anthony Winbush and Robert Olson each tallied 11. Dylon Cormier led Loyola with eight rebounds, as the Greyhounds held a 41-22 advantage on the boards.

About The Big Green

  • Dartmouth enters Tuesday night’s game with a 1-2 record. The Big Green entered Thanksgiving break with a 91-73 loss to Albany on Wednesday afternoon. Prior to that game, Dartmouth scored a win over Emerson College, 78-43, and had a loss to Quinnipiac, 78-77.
  • Brendan Berry and Miles Wright lead the Big Green with matching 14.3 points per game averages, while Chris Knight is averaging 13.7 off the bench. Wright has pulled down 5.7 rebounds per game to lead the squad.

Last Time Out

  • Matt Harris made four second-half 3-pointers for the UMass Lowell, three as part of a big River Hawks run that led them to an 83-75 non-conference victory over Loyola Sunday afternoon.
  • Isaiah Hart made a free throw for the Greyhounds with 11:24 left in regulation, but it was the last point Loyola would score for more than nine minutes until two Cam Gregory free throws with 2:16 to play. During that stretch, UMass Lowell made six 3-pointers, three by Harris who finished with a game-high 19 points.
  • Loyola led for the majority of the first half, three times going ahead by eight. A Walker layup with just 25 ticks left in the stanza put Loyola in front, 45-37, and it would go into the locker room ahead, 45-40.
  • Gregory scored in the paint, and Walker hit a three on the Greyhounds’ first two possessions of the second half, pushing the Loyola advantage to double-digits for the first time in the game. After a Perry basket for UMass Lowell, Walker scored in the paint and with a three, giving Loyola a 55-42 lead. Harris hit a three to trim the advantage back to 10, but Fives knocked down threes on consecutive possessions to make it a 61-45 Greyhounds lead with 15:47 on the clock.
  • Cam Gregory recorded a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, leading four Loyola players in double-figures. Andre Walker scored eight points in the first three minutes of the second half and finished with 17, while Andrew Kostecka and James Fives both had 10.

Record Book Entries

  • Loyola set a school record for rebounds in a game on November 21, pulling down 52 in its win over Goucher. The Greyhounds have tallied 49 rebounds three times in their recorded history, most recently in a 2010 game against Manhattan. (Note: a previously published record of 122 rebounds in a 1955 game has been disproved via newspaper archives)
  • The Greyhounds’ 52-point margin of victory is the second largest in school history. Loyola defeated Gallaudet, 82-27, in February 1947 for the biggest spread.
  • Loyola’s 24 assists on Tuesday are tied for sixth-most and the most since it had 25 against Canisius on January 5, 2000.
  • The team’s 12 3-pointers made are tied for 10th most.

Doubled Up

  • Brent Holcombe recorded the first double-double of his collegiate career on Tuesday night, pulling down a game-high 11 rebounds while scoring 11 points.
  • Holcombe’s double-double was the second of the year for the Greyhounds after Cam Gregory’s 18-point, 11-rebound performance in the season-opener at Northwestern.
  • Gregory added another double-double on November 26 at UMass Lowell, scoring 18 and grabbing a season-best 12 boards.

Top-10 Territory

  • Cam Gregory is two rebounds shy of tying Erik Etherly (2010-13) for 10th all-time at Loyola in rebounds. Gregory has pulled down 667 boards in his career to Etherly’s 669.
  • Gregory is also the school’s career leader in field-goal percentage (58.2).

D From Three

  • Through five games this season, Loyola has held opponents to 34 of 109 (31.2 percent) from 3-point range, a percentage that ranks 89th among NCAA Division I teams.

After The Break

  • Loyola has played some of its best after halftime this season, outscoring opponents 212-197. Meanwhile, foes have outdone Loyola 169-159 in the first half of four games this year.
  • The Greyhounds are shooting 45 percent from the field in the second half as compared to 37.4 in the first. From 3-point range, the numbers are 47.5 percent in the second, up from 25 percent.

Freshmen Impressions

  • Isaiah Hart scored 14 points on November 17 against Towson, the most of his young career. The freshman from Morrow, Georgia, played 29 minutes, shooting five of 10 from the field while dishing out three assists.
  • Overall, the freshman is averaging 7.2 points and 3.6 assists per game through five contests this year.
  • Luke Johnson made his collegiate debut Friday against Towson, coming off the bench to score six points on 3 of 4 from the field in nine minutes of action. He then chipped in another six to go with three assists versus Goucher.
  • Brent Holcombe has averaged 6.6 points through five games, boosted by 13 in the opener against Northwestern and 11 against Goucher, and 5.6 rebounds. He is tied for third in the Patriot League with 1.2 blocked shots per game.

Kostecka Keys

  • Andrew Kostecka scored six of Loyola’s first eight points against Northwestern, a prelude his team-leading 22 points in the game. The sophomore from Clarksburg, Maryland, made 8 of 14 shots, including 3 of 5 from behind the arc, to score his career-high total.
  • Kostecka scored 13 of his points, and had all three of his steals, in the last 15 minutes of the contest as Loyola outscored the Wildcats by 10. He scored 12 against Towson and 17 versus Goucher and is third on the team with 13.2 points per game. Defensively, Kostecka leads the team with 2.0 steals per game.

Norton’s Numbers

  • Sam Norton received the first start of his Loyola career, and the first start by a Loyola walk-on in almost nine years, against Goucher after his solid performances in the season’s first three games.
  • In his first two years at Loyola, Norton had seen 26 minutes of action in a total of 14 games, amassing four points, two rebounds, two assists and five steals during that time.
  • Norton tied for team-high honors with 21 minutes against Goucher after playing 15 on November 17 against Towson, and this year he has scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three steals.

Clutch Late

  • Andre Walker’s game-winning layup with 27.3 seconds left against Lehigh on Feb. 1, 2017, was his third game-winning basket of the season and second against the Mountain Hawks. He hit a three with three with eight-tenths of a second left on Jan. 5 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to push Loyola in front for an 84-83 win the first time the teams met last season.
  • Earlier in the year, Walker hit a winning layup with five-tenths of a second remaining at Stony Brook, giving the Greyhounds a 71-70 road win. He then came up defensively at American, keeping the Eagles’ Sa’eed Nelson from driving and blocking his 3-pointer at the buzzer for a two-point win.
  • Walker now has scored game-winning points six times during his career. In 2015-16, he scored on a drive to the basket with less than five seconds left at home against Lehigh, and he hit two free throws with just over three ticks on the clock for a win at the U.S. Military Academy. As a freshman in 2013-2014, he made two free throws with 6.9 seconds left to beat Colgate University in triple overtime.
  • In the 2017 Patriot League Quarterfinals, Walker became the 25th player in program history to score 1,200 or more points. With 1,296 points, Walker currently sits 17th in Loyola history. Against Lafayette in the 2017 Patriot League First Round, he became the 10th player in school history with 300-plus assists and is 10th with 324. His 151 steals rank seventh all-time.

Cam Contributing Big In League Play

  • Cam Gregory saw the biggest jump on the team of points per game in the Patriot League (12.6) versus overall (9.9). He scored 226 of his 326 points last year in those 18 games.
  • Gregory made 93 of 137 shots, good for 67.9 percent from the field; that mark led the conference in League games, and his 63.8 overall mark was second in the conference. He was Loyola’s top rebounder in conference games with 146, 8.1 per, and overall with 251 and 7.6.
  • Gregory grabbed 12 rebounds at Boston University in the Patriot League Quarterfinals and became the 14th in program history to total 600-plus at Loyola. He is now 11th all-time at Loyola with 655 rebounds and is one of two active Patriot League players with 600 or more (Nana Foulland, Bucknell).
  • Gregory had seven double-doubles last season, all of which came in the last 16 games.
  • During the stretch of 17 games, Gregory did not made less than 50 percent of his shots from the field in a game.

Three Sign National Letters Of Intent

  • During November’s early-signing period, Loyola men’s basketball inked three players to National Letters of Intent to comprise the program’s Class of 2022: Devon Flowers (Hyattsville, Md./The Potomac School), Kenny Jones (Hillside, N.J./Mater Dei Prep) and Casmir Ochiaka (Enugu, Nigeria/St. Mary’s of the Assumption School [New Jersey]).
  • Flowers led Potomac School to the Independent School League (ISL) ‘A’ Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2016-17, earning All-Mid-Atlantic Conference First Team honors in the process. The post player led the Panthers in points, rebounds, free throws made and blocked shots. After scoring 14.5 points per game as a junior in 2016, Flowers picked up second team All-State recognition from the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA).
  • Jones has led Mater Dei Prep to back-to-back Shore Conference titles. He posted averages of 11.1 points, 5.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a junior in 2016-17 when he All-Class B Central Division First Team recognition by the Asbury Park Press and the Shore Sports Network. The point guard picked up Shore Conference All-Tournament First Team honors and was an All-Shore Conference second-team honoree during the season. He also garnered All-Zone honors by Shore Sports Network.
  • Ochiaka has been a starting post player at St. Mary’s of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he has helped the Hilltoppers win back-to-back Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference titles. As a junior in 2016-17, Ochiaka averaged 10 points and eight rebounds per game, earning All-Union County First Team recognition. A two-year starter, Ochiaka led the team to a ninth-place final ranking in New Jersey last season after helping the Hilltoppers open the season with a 9-0 record.

Chart Climbing

Career Points



Gene Gwiazdowski




Bob Reilly




Morris Cannon




Andre Walker


Career Rebounds



Bernard Allen




Erik Etherly




Cam Gregory


Career 3-Pointers Made



Brett Harvey




Kevin Green




Andre Walker


Career Free-Throws Made



Shane James




Andre Walker


Career Steals



Kevin Green




Mike Powell




Andre Walker


Career Field-Goal Percentage



Cam Gregory




Mike Krawczyk


Up Next

  • Loyola returns to the State of Maryland for its next game. The Greyhounds will face Mount St. Mary’s in the 173rd meeting between the schools on Saturday, December 2. The game will tipoff at 4 p.m. and air live on MASN.






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