Manhattan (1-2) at Loyola (0-3)
Site: Reitz Arena, 7:30
Outlook: The Greyhounds begin Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play after returning from a West Coast trip in which they lost all 3 games. They have been idle since Nov. 25. Two newcomers, F Michael Reese and F Brian Pendleton, have had an immediate impact on Loyola. Reese, who scored 34 against Pacific, is averaging 24 points and 7 rebounds. Pendleton is averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds off the bench. Loyola will be looking for improved shooting from G Tracy Bergan, G Kevin bTC Green and G Kevin Anderson. The Jaspers, who return 4 starters from last year's 13-15 team, are led by F Keith Bullock (21.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg). F Jake Davalli, a sophomore from Calvert Hall, is averaging 3.3 points and 11 minutes. Davalli scored 7 points in Manhattan's 72-61 loss to Pittsburgh in the preseason NIT.
Morgan State (0-4) at Brooklyn (0-1)
Site: Roosevelt Gym, Brooklyn, N.Y., 7:30
Outlook: The Bears are allowing an average of 104.8 points while scoring 71.8. Contributing to the problem are 29 turnovers per game and 42 percent shooting from the field. F Charles Feagin is averaging 13.5 points and 10.0 rebounds. The Kingsmen, who lost, 77-54, to Boston College in their opener, return 4 starters from last year's 11-16 team, although only 3 start this season. C Raphael Solis (14 ppg) and G Dexter Gordon (15 ppg, 7 rpg) are the top players for Brooklyn. Swingman Brenton Birmingham, who missed the Boston College game with an injury, will play against Morgan.