Saturday, February 10, 2007

Men's Basketball: Fairfield Stags at Loyola Greyhounds

Site: Reitz Arena, Baltimore, Md.
Time: Sunday, 4 p.m.

FAIRFIELD (10-16, 8-6 MAAC)

Jonathan Han, G, 6-0, So., 6.9 ppg, 117 assists – Notched 19 points against Loyola on Monday

Mike Van Schaick, G, 6-2, Sr., 14.8 ppg, 42 assists – Team-high 24 points vs. Marist on Thursday

Devin Johnson, G, 6-7, Fr., 2.7 ppg, 15 assists– Tied for 3rd on the team with 17 steals

Anthony Johnson, C, 6-8, Fr., 7.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg – Notched double figures in scoring the last 2 games

Greg Nero, F, 6-7, Fr., 9.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg – 13 points, 4 boards against the Red Foxes

LOYOLA (14-10, 10-4 MAAC)

Gerald Brown, G, 6-4, Jr., 22.0 ppg, 66 assists – Leads MAAC in scoring

Brett Harvey, G, 6-0, Fr., 7.0 ppg, 105 assists – 5 points, 5 boards against Canisius on Friday

Marquis Sullivan, G, 6-1, So., 13.5 ppg, 22 assists – Notched 13 points against Fairfield on Monday

Omari Isreal, F, 6-8, Jr., 9.2 ppg, 6.o rpg – 12 points, 10 boards vs. Canisius

Josko Alujevic, F, 6-7, Sr., 7.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg – 12 points, 6 boards vs. the Stags the last time out


LOYOLA’S OFFENSE: Loyola is currently fourth in scoring in the MAAC with 70.4 ppg.
However, last time out against the Stags, the Greyhounds managed only 62 points. Given Fairfield’s suffocating defense, look for Loyola to come out with an equally intensive offense.

FEAR THE DEER: Fairfield entered Thursday’s game at Marist riding a wave of confidence. Despite the one-point loss, the Stags left with that same feeling. They came into a packed Marist gym, showed no signs of intimidation, and coolly went on to outplay the Red Foxes for most of the game. Look for the same intensity level and strong play as Fairfield takes on Loyola at the Greyhounds’ home turf.

-Frank Romano

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