Robert Olson scored a career-high 27 points and a pair of Loyola freshmen helped spark a second-half rally Thursday night, but the Greyhounds (15-8, 7-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) lost, 91-79, to Canisius (14-8, 7-4).
Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly scored their 1,000th career points within eight minutes of each other as visiting Loyola won for the fifth time in six games, beating Fairfield, 65-60, on Monday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball game in Bridgeport, Conn.
Senior guard Jonathon Thompson and freshman forward Derrick Stewart led a second-half surge as host Rider rallied to beat Loyola, 64-57, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball game Sunday.
The last time the Loyola men's basketball team met Fairfield, a bid to the NCAA tournament was at stake. The Greyhounds staggered to the finish line — and promise land — after the lowest-scoring Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament final in history.
Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos compared Bucknell center Mike Muscala to one of his favorite former NBA players for his hometown Boston Celtics. Muscala is not the second coming of Kevin McHale, but against the Greyhounds on Friday night, he was more than enough.
Jordan Latham spent his freshman year at Xavier homesick and missing his family. Now he's back in Baltimore and playing well for Loyola, while spending plenty of time with younger brother Myles, who has autism.
The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League today acquired former Johns Hopkins All-American Paul Rabil from the Rochester Knighthawks, as part of a blockbuster six-player trade that sends Wings forward Dan Dawson and defenseman Paul Dawson to the Knighthawks.
Nineteen players from Baltimore are true freshmen on Division I basketball rosters this fall. There's a good chance this area will produce more DI players in the 2013 class. Below the chart of last year's DI signees is a comprehensive look at which local seniors have already signed, and which prospects remain on the market heading into the spring period.
To Loyola coach Jimmy Patsos, there's no better preparation for the rigors of a conference schedule than the intensity of early season games against local rivals. Judging from Wednesday's 67-51 win at Coppin State, the Greyhounds appear as ready as ever to begin defense of their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title.
For the second straight year, The Baltimore Sun has counted down the best returning Division I college basketball players from this area. Players were chosen based on previous college accomplishments and projections for the 2012-13 season. College coaches, sports information directors, writers and others were consulted in compiling this list
Dave Arnold (Mount St. Joseph) scored his first goal of the season in the 108th minute Wednesday night to give the visiting Navy men's soccer team a 2-1 double-overtime victory over No. 20 George Mason (6-1-0).