Iona vs. Loyola (MD): Full Game Preview

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Iona vs. Loyola (MD): Full Game Preview
Iona
(13-7, 4-5 away)
Loyola (MD)
(15-6, 10-2 home)
Venue: Reitz Arena
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, January 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iona L Jones 22.3 D Laury 10.1 L Jones 4.0
Loyola (MD) D Cormier 17.6 E Etherly 6.8 R Williams 3.0

Iona travels to Reitz Arena on Sunday to take on Loyola (MD). Tip-off occurs at 12:00 EST. The Gaels are 5-3 against the Greyhounds over the last four years. They lost 87-81 the last time they played (2/10/2012).

This game will undo the logjam of these two teams at 2nd place in the MAAC.

In a 90-71 dismantling of St. Peter's on January 25th, Lamont Jones put up 24 points for the Gaels. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 22.3 points per game and 4.0 assists per game. For the Greyhounds, Erik Etherly finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds in the 51-41 win over Manhattan on January 25th. He averages 15.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 6.8 rebounds per game. Loyola (MD) can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 38.7 and free throw rate at 41.1.

Loyola (MD) StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Iona more. We have a better RPI this season than Loyola (RPI: #131 vs #143).
  • It must sting. Iona has blown out Loyola by 20 points or more on 7 occasions since 1999.
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Iona has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Loyola (1 vs 0).
  • The Iona assist leader (Lamont Jones) has more assists than the Loyola assist leader (Dylon Cormier).
  • Lamont Jones is ranked 6th nationally in points and 4th in the MAAC in assists.
  • Iona is a better three-point shooting team (37.2% vs 27.2%) than Loyola this season.
  • New Rochelle isn't as congested as Baltimore (population is significantly lower).
  • We just win. Iona has more wins over the last 5 years than Loyola (102 vs 92).
  • Iona has a more potent offense, scoring more points (82.8 per game vs 64.5 per game) than Loyola this season.
IONA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B David Laury 28 14 10 1 1 2 2
B Sean Armand 35 19 5 3 1 1 2
B Lamont Jones 36 22 3 4 1 0 3
C A.J. English 22 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Tavon Sledge 27 7 4 4 1 0 2
C- Taaj Ridley 22 7 5 1 0 0 1
C- Tre Bowman 22 8 3 1 0 0 1
D Curtis Dennis 13 3 2 0 0 0 0
D N. Moikubo 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D DeSean Anderson 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D DaShawn Gomez 8 2 0 2 0 0 0
D Shawn Jackson 14 2 3 0 1 1 1
LMDU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dylon Cormier 35 18 5 3 2 0 2
B Erik Etherly 35 15 7 1 1 1 2
C+ R.J. Williams 35 7 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Robert Olson 34 11 4 2 1 0 2
C Anthony Winbush 33 7 7 2 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Latham 19 5 3 1 0 1 1
D+ Julius Brooks 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Jarred Jones 14 3 3 1 1 1 1
D Tyler Hubbard 13 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Franz Rassman 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Eric Laster 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Luke Wandrusch 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Chido Onyiuke 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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