The Marist men's basketball will take their final MAAC-trip to Baltimore as the meet the Loyola Greyhounds. The Red Foxes (4-13, 1-5 MAAC) will face off with the Greyhounds (12-6, 4-2 MAAC) in a 7:30 p.m. game that will be telecast throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on MASN.
(Dish Network and DirecTV customers with the Regional Sports Package will also have access to the broadcast).
Marist vs. Loyola ...
The Red Foxes are 28-23 all-time versus the Greyhounds with a 2-8 mark over their last 10 games.
2/15/12 at Marist, W, 72-54
12/1/11 at Loyola, L, 76-63
1/22/11 at Marist, L, 75-69
1/3/11 at Loyola, L, 83-67
1/23/10 at Marist, L, 80-64
1/15/10 at Loyola, L, 68-61
1/25/09 at Marist, L, 73-72 OT
1/18/09 at Loyola, L, 83-73
3/2/08 at Marist, W, 82-64
1/17/08 at Loyola, L, 83-71
Red Foxes & Greyhounds, February 15, 2012 ...
Adam Kemp recorded his third double-double of 2011-12, scoring a game-high 17 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, to go along with a career-high eight blocks, leading Marist to a 72-54 victory over first-place Loyola at McCann Arena.
Marist outscored Loyola 25-5 over the final 7:03 of the game. A dunk by Kemp tied the game at 49 apiece with 7:03 to go, and Devin Price hit three-pointers on each of the Red Foxes' next two possessions to give the Red Foxes the lead for good.
Overall, four players scored in double figures for the Red Foxes. Price added 16 points with the help of 3-for-5 shooting from distance as he played all 40 minutes.
Jay Bowie and Chavaughn Lewis finished with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Marist shot 45% (22-49) for the game, including 60% in the second half. They also hit five of their seven shots from behind the arc in the second period.
Leading Performers vs. Loyola Past 3 Games ...
Points: Chavaughn Lewis 14.0 ppg / Devin Price 13.7 ppg / Adam Kemp 12.0 ppg
Rebounds: Kemp 10.0 rpg
Assists: Price 4.7 apg
3-Pointers: Price 1.7 3pt/g
Last Time Out ... Jan. 13 at Manhattan ...
Marist closed their regular season slate with Manhattan with a split, as the Red Foxes were unable to repeat their victorious December home performance. Plagued by frigid foul shooting the Red Foxes lost to the Jaspers by a score of 65-53.
Devin Price led all scorers with a game-high 21 points. Chavaughn Lewis joined Price as the only Red Foxes in double figures, as he registered 12 points, as well as a game- and career-high 10 rebounds; for his first career double-double.
The host Jaspers jumped out to an early eight point lead of 9-1 by the 16:22 mark. After some back-and-forth trading of baskets, Manhattan would extend its lead to 11 at 12:31, 18-7.
A double-digit margin would be held by the Jaspers throughout the rest of the first half as the Red Foxes were never able to get their offense on track.
At the break, Manhattan took a 40-26 lead into the locker room. The Jaspers outshot Marist 68.2 percent (15-22) to 31.8 (7-22).
The Red Foxes were unable to capitalize on 15 Manhattan fouls and 22 free throws attempts as they only converted 11.
Down 16 at 48-32 with 13:34 remaining, the Red Foxes made it a single-digit affair with an 8-0 run.
Unfortunately for the Red Foxes, six successful free throws and a made field goal by the Jaspers down the stretch would quell any further comeback attempts.
The Jaspers outshot the Red Foxes from the field 53.8 percent (21-39) to 31.9 (15-47) and from the foul line 61.3 (19-31) to 56.8 (21-37).
Scouting the Greyhounds ...
Loyola comes into Thursday's game following a road loss at Rider on Sunday by a score of 64-57. Overall, the Greyhounds are winners of three of their last five games.
Dylon Cormier leads a trio of double-digit scorers for the Greyhounds with a 17.3 points per game average. Erik Etherly (15.5 ppg/6.8 rpg) and Robert Olson (12.5 ppg/1.7 3ptm) join the junior guard. All three of the players were recognized by MAAC coaches in the preseason All-MAAC poll, including Etherly earning the Player of the Year nod.