Freshmen Isaiah Hart and Brent Holcombe scored 17 points each and host Loyola Maryland defeated American, 72-69, on Wednesday night.
American (5-19, 2-11 Patriot) trailed by nine with two minutes left but used an 8-0 surge, including 3-pointers from Stacy Beckton and Cheikh Diallo, to get within 70-69.
However, Cam Gregory's bucket for the Greyhounds (8-16, 6-7) with 23 seconds left provided the final points.
Loyola never trailed and took the lead for good five minutes into the game and had a 12-point advantage with 8:51 remaining.
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