|Manhattan||G Beamon 13.4||R Brown 7.1||E Andujar 2.5|
|Loyola (MD)||D Cormier 16.7||A Winbush 6.4||R Williams 4.0|
On Sunday, Manhattan heads to Reitz Arena to take on Loyola (MD). It starts at 12 p.m. EST. The Jaspers fell to the Greyhounds 51-41 on Jan. 25 and are 2-8 against them over the last four years.
Manhattan is in sixth place in the MAAC and Loyola (MD) is in third. Both teams continue to fight for position.
The Jaspers got past Fairfield 34-31 on Mar. 1 with the help of 11 points from Shane Richards. In addition to his 7.6 points per game, he is also chipping in 2 rebounds per game. For the Greyhounds, Erik Etherly finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds in the 90-86 loss to Iona on Mar. 1. He contributes 6.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 15.7 points per game.
Comparing team stats, Loyola (MD) looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Greyhounds have the upper hand over the Jaspers, 67 points per game to 58 points per game. Loyola (MD) will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 37.0 percent in this area ranks first in the conference and 36th in the country.
Loyola (MD) StatSmack
- The Manhattan assist leader (Emmy Andujar, 67 assists) has more assists than the Loyola assist leader (Dylon Cormier, 66 assists).
- The Manhattan blocks leader (Rhamel Brown, 81 blocks) has more blocks than the Loyola blocks leader (Jordan Latham, 32 blocks).
- Over the past 10 years, Manhattan has had more players drafted by the NBA than Loyola (one vs. zero).
- Shane Richards is ranked 6th in the MAAC in three-pointers.
- Manhattan is a better three-point shooting team (33.7 percent vs. 29.9 percent) than Loyola this season.
- Manhattan has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (51.8 percent to 41.4 percent).
- Manhattan has come back to win after being down at half against Loyola three times since 2001.
- Rhamel Brown is ranked 5th in the MAAC in rebounds and 12th nationally in blocks.
- That must sting. Manhattan has blown out Loyola by 20 points or more on nine occasions since 1999.
|D-||M. Jackson Jr.||9||1||1||0||0||0||1|