Loyola goes long-distance

Greyhounds make school-record 18 threes in rout of Siena

Loyola men 85 Siena 56

January 25, 2008|By Patrick Gutierrez | Patrick Gutierrez,SUN REPORTER

Loyola guard Gerald Brown might appreciate individual recognition, but he would gladly trade it in for a team victory.

Fortunately for the Greyhound's leading scorer, he was able to celebrate both last night as his team routed Siena, 85-56, before an announced 1,943 at Reitz Arena behind some historic long-range shooting and another stellar performance by Michael Tuck.

Brown (Douglass), who was honored before the game for scoring the 1,000th point of his college career against Illinois last month, took a back seat to Tuck. The forward led the Greyhounds in scoring for the second consecutive game and helped Loyola set a team record with 18 three-pointers. The previous record was 16 against Fairfield in 2005.

"The ball has been feeling good in my hands, and I've just been knocking down open shots," said Tuck, who finished with a career-high 23 points, including four three-pointers.

The Greyhounds raced out to an 8-0 lead behind a layup by Tuck and back-to-back threes from guards Brett Harvey and Brian Rudolph.

Loyola took a 13-point lead into halftime when Brown snagged an offensive rebound and hit a jump shot as time expired, causing the crowd to erupt in excitement.

If Siena (12-7, 7-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) had any hopes of mounting a comeback, they were quickly dashed as Loyola came out firing in the second half, particularly from behind the arc, and quickly increased its lead to 20 points with 16 minutes remaining behind three three-pointers from Tuck. The Greyhounds made 11 of their 18 threes in the second half.

"It's a big win," said Brown, who finished with 20 points and recorded his 1,000th career point as a Greyhound. (The senior began his college career at Providence.) "It sends a message out to the rest of the conference that we've found our chemistry and we're ready to fight."

The victory moved the Greyhounds (10-10, 6-3) within one game of first place in the MAAC and extended their overall winning streak to three games.

patrick.gutierrez@baltsun.com

SIENA-Rossiter 0-2 0-0 0, Franklin 0-2 1-2 1, Ubiles 4-13 3-4 11, Moore 2-6 0-0 6, Hasbrouck 8-17 2-3 19, De La Rosa 2-6 2-5 7, Fisher 2-7 1-1 7, Duell 1-3 0-0 2, Jackson 0-8 3-4 3, Carr 0-0 0-0 0, Magee 0-1 0-0 0, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Priestley 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-65 12-19 56. LOYOLA-Isreal 0-1 0-0 0, Tuck 9-13 1-2 23, Brown 7-14 3-3 20, Harvey 5-9 1-2 16, Rudolph 4-8 0-0 10, Reid 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Sullivan 4-8 2-2 13, Manning 1-1 0-0 3, Ficke 0-0 0-0 0, Fofana 0-0 0-0 0, Kelly 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-55 7-9 85. Half: Loyola, 36-23. 3-point goals: S 6-27 (Moore 2-3, Fisher 2-6, De La Rosa 1-3, Hasbrouck 1-4, Duell 0-1, Ubiles 0-4, Jackson 0-6); L 18-32 (Harvey 5-7, Tuck 4-6, Sullivan 3-6, Brown 3-8, Rudolph 2-4, Manning 1-1). Fouled out: Isreal. Rebounds: S 32 (Franklin 5); L 46 (Isreal 14). Assists: S 7 (De La Rosa 4); L 20 (Harvey 6). Total fouls: S 13, L 20. Technical-Siena Bench. A: 1,943.

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