Manning sparks Loyola to victory over Siena in OT

The Baltimore Sun

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Senior guard Greg Manning came off the bench and made a three-pointer with eight seconds remaining to tie the score and send the contest to overtime, and freshman guard Brian Rudolph scored seven straight points in the extra period to lead Loyola to an 83-76 win at Siena.

The win gave the Greyhounds (15-12, 10-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) a season sweep over the Saints and moved Loyola within one game of first place in the conference.

"It was an honor for our program to be in the game," Jimmy Patsos, Loyola's fourth-year coach, said after the game. "Greg Manning was one of the first players we recruited when we got the job, and for him to come off the bench cold like that and knock down that shot says a lot about him as a player and what he has meant to our program."

With Siena ahead 66-63, Rudolph rebounded a missed jump shot by Saints guard Tay Fisher. During a Loyola timeout, Patsos inserted Manning into the lineup for his first appearance of the game.

Rudolph found Manning on the baseline in front of the Loyola bench, and the senior made the three-pointer with eight seconds remaining.

Siena (16-9, 11-4) had one last chance in regulation, but Edwin Ubiles missed a three-point attempt with four seconds left and Kenny Hasbrouck misfired on a put-back before the horn sounded.

In the overtime, the Greyhounds won the opening tip-off. Senior forward Michael Tuck scored 14 seconds in, then rebounded a miss by Ubiles at the other end. From there, Rudolph scored seven straight with two layups sandwiched around a three-pointer to give Loyola a 75-67 lead with 1:42 left. The Greyhounds made eight straight free throws in the overtime to build a 12-point lead before Ubiles scored the final five points of the game.

"I just wanted to get in and get a good look," Manning said of his shot in regulation. "With Brett [Harvey] and Marquis [Sullivan] out there, there were some three-point shooters out there, and I just went to the corner and got a look and it went down for me."

Siena held a 57-49 lead with 7:25 remaining before the Greyhounds came back. Rudolph's three-point play tied the game at 63 with 2:25 left, but Siena's Josh Duell made three of four free throws to give the Saints the 66-63 advantage.

Harvey scored 19 points to lead four Greyhounds in double figures. Senior forward Michael Tuck had his fourth double double of the season with 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Rudolph finished with a career-high 15 points and Sullivan added 10 points off the bench.

Loyola out-rebounded the Saints 44-28 and shot 80 percent in the overtime and 92.6 percent from the free-throw line (25-for-27).

Ubiles led all scorers with 37 points. Duell scored 11 and Hasbrouck had 10.

LOYOLA-Isreal 3-3 2-2 8, Tuck 5-11 3-4 15, Brown 2-10 5-5 9, Harvey 5-12 6-6 19, Rudolph 5-8 4-5 15, Lewis 1-2 0-0 2, Sullivan 3-7 3-3 10, Manning 1-1 2-2 5, Fofana 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 25-27 83. SIENA-Duell 3-6 3-4 11, Ubiles 11-22 14-17 37, Franklin 2-6 3-4 7, Moore 2-11 0-0 5, Hasbrouck 5-11 0-0 10, De La Rosa 0-0 0-0 0, Fisher 2-7 0-0 6, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Rossiter 0-1 0-0 0, Magee 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 25-64 20-27 76. Half-32-32. Regulation-66-66. 3-point goals-Loyola 8-19 (Harvey 3-7, Tuck 2-2, Manning 1-1, Rudolph 1-2, Sullivan 1-4, Brown 0-3), Siena 6-19 (Duell 2-3, Fisher 2-5, Ubiles 1-4, Moore 1-5, Hasbrouck 0-2). Fouled out-Brown, Franklin, Isreal. Rebounds-Loyola 44 (Tuck 11), Siena 28 (Franklin 8). Assists-Loyola 10 (Rudolph 5), Siena 12 (Moore 5). Total fouls-Loyola, Md. 23, Siena 22. A-6,463.

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