Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Loyola Links

The Mount opens the season Friday night at archrival Loyola. Here is some information on the Greyhounds for your reading pleasure.

Here is the On Campus report about the game from the Mountain Echo

Bleacher Report

From the FanIQ MAAC preview

LOYOLA-MARYLAND: Head coach Jimmy Patsos has taken quite a ride on the Loyola roller coaster since taking over for Scott Hicks who watched the program pick up just a single win in 28 tries during the 2003-04 campaign. Patsos has brought the group along from a mere six wins in 2004-05 to winning records the last three years and back-to-back seasons of 18-13, winning an impressive 11 of 13 home games last year. Although Loyola no longer has Gerald Brown to lean on, both Marquis Sullivan and Brian Rudolph are back and are gearing up for what observers think should be all-conference performances. Sullivan was second on the team in scoring a year ago with his 12.4 ppg, despite coming off the bench in all but nine contests, thanks in large part to his 43.2 percent accuracy behind the three-point line. Even though the team shot just 36.9 percent out on the perimeter, guys like Sullivan made sure the group continued to let the long-distance shots fly, to the tune of 8.1 makes per game to rank first in the MAAC. An 85 percent shooter at the free-throw line, Sullivan also helped lead the group to seventh in the nation with 77.4 percent accuracy at the charity stripe. Although he was just a freshman, Rudolph came in and immediately contributed for the Greyhounds last season with his 7.1 ppg and a team-best 134 assists over 31 appearances, so the numbers should only get better this time around. Playing a bit too physical at times was something the Greyhounds had a tough time curbing, but in order to move forward this season the team has to cut down on the fouls, ranking second-to-last in the conference and 307th in the country with more than 21 per game in 2007-08.

Defeated Catholic in preseason scrimmage

The Hounds Bark takes you through the Loyola roster

We'll add anything we see up until game time.

A Blogger with a MAAC preview

The official Loyola Preview

Curry favors the Hounds

Five things to watch for on opening night

Can't wait to get the season tipped off.

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