December 7, 1996
Mount St. Mary's (2-1) at Loyola (2-1)Site: Reitz ArenaTime: NoonOutlook: A win today would be the 1,000th in Loyola's 85-year history; its first came over Baltimore Medical College, 32-18, in 1908. This series began the following year, a game won by Loyola, 35-23. The Mountaineers lead the series, 87-63, and have won two straight. Last season, the Greyhounds were beaten in Emmitsburg, 83-73, despite 25 points from guard Mike Powell (13.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg).LTCNavy (5-1) at Wofford (3-3)Site: Benjamin Johnson Arena, Spartanburg, S.C.Time: 7Radio: WITH (1230 AM)
December 10, 1995
About all that Loyola coach Brian Ellerbe could do after yesterday's game against Notre Dame was to add up the losses and shake his head. What had happened was almost too harsh for words, too unbelievable.There was the final score, which favored Notre Dame, 70-62, before 1,803 at the Baltimore Arena. His young team never led, but it didn't quit, either. That he could accept, even if it meant a fourth straight defeat.But he also had to deal with injuries to his two starting guards. John McDonald hurt his knee in the first half and is out indefinitely.
December 8, 1996
Gerben Van Dorpe said he felt as though he had let his teammates down in the first half of yesterday's game at Loyola College, so who was better to provide a lift than the junior center?Van Dorpe made nine of 11 shots in the second half and ended up with a career-high 24 points to lead Mount St. Mary's past the Greyhounds, 74-60, at Reitz Arena in the state's oldest college basketball rivalry.Van Dorpe was 1-for-7 before halftime, his only points coming on a shot from beyond the arc with less than four minutes remaining.