Greyhounds take down Indiana

Congrats to the Loyola Greyhounds mens basketball team who last night defeated the Indiana Hoosiers, one of the most storied college basketball programs in the country.  Although Indiana is considered to be in a rebuilding phase, the win is arguably the most significant in Loyola’s history.  Jimmy Patsos has done a great job with the program there since coming over from Maryland.  Just 6 years ago Loyola was 1-27 for the season, but they have been resurrected and this win will hopefully fuel the Greyhounds to greater successes this season.

In other local college basketball news Maryland began a run of 4 cupcake games prior to entering their ACC schedule.  They cruised to a 98-55 win over Winston-Salem State (who?).  The Terps really broke out from deep, shooting 12-18 from behind the arc.  It was also the first emergence of a dominant Greivis Vasquez, who finished 2 rebounds shy of a triple double (27 – 8 – 11).  Hopefully these games serve as confidence boosters for the Terps as they get ready to kick off their conference schedule on January 10 when they host Florida State.

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4 responses to “Greyhounds take down Indiana

  1. I am a little confused about the picture. The scoreboard says that there is 9:08 left in the first half. They were on pace to score a combined 550 points. Loyola did look strong, but this score makes me a little nervous about their defense as conference play begins.

  2. Loyola’s defense has made some head scratching decisions in the past:

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/recap?gid=200811250156&prov=ap

  3. Excellent reporting there Stebs. One must wonder if it is time for a change in coaching philosophy up at Loyola.

    • Although this strategy will be called into question by some I wish Gary Williams had used this once or twice on JJ Reddick. Sure, we might have lost, but holding him to 0 points would have been an epic moment in college basketball at UMD, one probably worthy of tipping over cop cars in College Park.

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