Just a note: Loyola knocks off Siena 83-76 to improve to 10-5.
- Nice job by the Athletic Department honoring the Stags NCAA tournament teams, including a return of Dianne Nolan, who gets a nice "DIANNE NOLAN!" chant from the band and student section.
- Stat o' the half: Jason Thompson - 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 fouls, 12 minutes played.
- Player o' the half: Warren Edney. 13 points, 2-for-3 from three, and 2 rebounds.
- Keys to the second half:
- 1. Keep Thompson off the scoreboard: Jason Thompson has just six points so far and two fouls. He played just 12 minutes and also only one rebound. Mamadou, O'Sullivan, Nero, and Peanut need to keep him contained.
- 2. Keep playing through the pressure: Rider has been trapping near mid court throughout the half and Fairfield has been fighting through it, breaking the press and scoring out of it.
- 3. Senior contributions: O'Sullivan, Mamadou, and Middleton have combined for 12 points and 4 rebounds as well as plauing tight defense.