Men's Basketball Hosts Loyola on Thursday; Game Televised by MASN

Brian Neller led UMBC with 13 points at St. John's
Brian Neller led UMBC with 13 points at St. John's

Loyola at UMBC, 11-17-11

UMBC and Loyola will meet for the 45th time overall and 25th time at the NCAA Division I level when the local rivals square off at the RAC Arena on Thursday, Nov. 17. The two schools have split the previous 24 DI meetings, but Loyola has won four straight in the series. Tip time is set for 7:05 p.m., and the game will be televised by MASN (Jason Knapp, Troy Green) . Radio coverage will be handled by Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier on V1370 (, and the contest is also available on www.umbcretrievers. tv. 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (0-2) ran out of steam in the second half and fell at St. John's, 82-59, on Sunday. The Retrievers led for all but 10 seconds in the first nine minutes and trailed by only 39-34 at the break, but misfired on 27 of 35 second half field goal attempts. UMBC managed 16 offensive rebounds, but scored only eight second-chance points, while St. John's outscored the visitors, 22-4 on fast break points.

GREYHOUND UPDATE: Sophomore guard Dylon Cormier scored a team-high 20 points, and junior forward Erik Etherly tallied a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, in the Greyhounds' 78-68 victory over visiting Coppin State on Monday night in Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds (1-1) also dominated on the boards, outrebounding Coppin State, 47-25. Loyola allowed just five Eagles' offensive rebounds, and Coppin State did not score a second-chance point. Cormier (16.5 ppg) has hit 14 of 22 field goal attempts in two games (63.6%). Loyola dropped a 75-63 decision at Wake Forest to open the campaign on Nov. 11.

Who's Up Next: UMBC heads to VMI for a 6:00 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Nov. 19.