Welcome from Reitz Arena as the Loyola band begins to play behind me. Should be a great game today between the Stags and Greyhounds as Fairfield attempts to defeat Loyola for the second time in a week.
30 minutes to game time and the building is starting to fill.
A few pre-game notes:
It's Coaches vs. Cancer weekend and Coach Cooley and staff are wearing sneakers as part of it.
The Stags looked lively and ready to come out strong during warm-ups. This team is looking to bounce back from the loss to Marist and continuing to move down the stretch to the MAAC tournament.
Fairfield has won 9 of the last 10 games against Loyola in the series.
Jonathan Han has 200 career assists in 54 games (3.7 assits per game). With 30 more assists he can move into the top 10 for single-season assists. Tyquawn Goode and Johnnie Jones each have 17 assists in a season. He is currently third in the MAAC, averaging 4.5 assist per game.
Check the men's basketball blog for live coverage during the game.