The Marist men's basketball team will look to keep its momentum going after a dramatic double-overtime win on that road versus Iona with a home date against the Loyola Greyhounds on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Red Foxes (6-18, 3-10 MAAC) host the second-place Greyhounds (17-8, 9-4 MAAC) at McCann Arena at 2 p.m.
Marist vs. Loyola ...
The Red Foxes are 28-24 all-time versus the Greyhounds with a 2-8 mark over their last 10 games.
1/17/13 at Loyola, L 72-58
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
Red Foxes & Greyhounds, January 17 at Loyola ...
Marist suffered a 72-58 loss at Loyola on Thursday, Jan. 17
Anell Alexis and Adam Kemp each scored a team-high 14 points. Kemp had a team-high nine rebounds, while Alexis hauled in six while making his first start of the season.
Chavaughn Lewis gave Marist three scorers in double digits w-12.
Loyola shot .604 (29-for-48) from the field and .714 (5-for-7) from three-point range. The Greyhounds shot .667 (18-for-27) in the first half, in which they scored 43 points.
A Kemp layup one minute into the game accounted for the first points of the contest. However, Loyola answered with five straight points, and led the rest of the way.
In the waning seconds of the first half, Loyola's Franz Rassman hit a shot that was originally counted as a two-pointer, but was corrected to a three-pointer after replay, which gave the Greyhounds a 12-point lead at the half.
Marist got within nine points at 52-43 with 13 minutes remaining, but drew no closer.
Individual Leaders versus Loyola (Past 4 Games):
Points: Lewis 13.3 ppg / Kemp 12.5 ppg / Price 11.0 ppg
Rebounds: Kemp 9.8 rpg
Assists: Price 4.0 apg
3-Pointers: Price 1.3 3pt/g
Last Time Out ... Feb. 7 at Iona ...
Marist won a dramatic come-from-behind victory in double-overtime at Iona by a final score of 105-104. The Red Foxes fought back from a 12-point deficit in the second half to survive and earn the one point win; Marist's highest scoring victory in 17 years.
Adam Kemp registered a career-high in points (29), while collecting 16 rebounds and blocking seven shots to lead the Red Foxes, though Chavaughn Lewis had the most memorable moment with a running three-quarter buzzer beater at the end of the first overtime period to tie the game at 94-94. The sophomore finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high eight assists.
Two more Red Foxes notched double-figures as Jay Bowie returned from injury with an outstanding effort with 21 points & 7 rebounds, and sophomore Isaiah Morton nearly recorded a double-double with 18 points & 9 assists in a complete game of 50 minutes.
The Gaels closed the half on a 19-4 pace to go into the locker room up eight over the Red Foxes, 46-38.
Marist finally tied it up at 68-68 at 6:54. The Gaels and Red Foxes would be tied 4 more times, though the score only changed hands twice, as Marist led for all, but one possession in regulation.
In the final 10 seconds of the first overtime period the teams combined for four pressure-filled possessions. After a split from the foul line by Jones, Morton raced down the court and made it two-point game, 93-91. After another split from the line by Iona, the stage was set for Lewis' buzzer beating magic; Dorvell Carter in-bounded the ball with three seconds to play to Lewis at Marist's own foul line, with a few dribbles, Lewis loaded up and launched from three-quarters of the court away; the ball rattled in and the game was set for second overtime at 94-94.
In the second overtime period, the Red Foxes took a one-point lead at 101-100 off of a trey by Morton.
This lead would survive the final 43 seconds.
Scouting the Greyhounds ...
Loyola comes into Sunday's contest as winners of two consecutive games; Sunday, Feb. 2 at Niagara 89-87 and Friday, Feb. 8 versus Siena 63-51. The Greyhounds sit second in the MAAC standings with a 9-4 league mark.
The Greyhounds are led by a trio of double-figure scorers, including Dylon Cormier (17.0 ppg) and Erik Etherly (15.1 ppg), who both rank amongst the top eight in the MAAC. Outside marksman Robert Olson (46 3PTM) is the third double-digit scorer with a 12.5 ppg average.