Loyola Greyhounds men's basketball
|University||Loyola University Maryland|
|Head coach||G.G. Smith (1st year)|
Green and Grey
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|Conference tournament champions|
|MAAC: 1994, 2012|
The Loyola Greyhounds men's basketball team represents Loyola University Maryland in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I competition. It became a member of the Patriot League along with the university's other intercollegiate athletic programs on July 1, 2013. G.G. Smith is the team's head coach beginning with the 2013–14 season. Home matches are played at Reitz Arena.
Upon moving up from Division II in 1981, Loyola was an original member of the ECAC Metro Conference which changed its name to the Northeast Conference (NEC) on August 1, 1988. During its eight seasons in the circuit, the Greyhounds never won the championship and had no appearances in either the NCAA or National Invitation Tournaments. The only player in the program's Division I history to have reached the National Basketball Association (NBA) is Mike Morrison, a four-year letterman from 1985 to 1989. An All-Conference First Team as a junior and senior, he was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the second round (51st overall) of the 1989 NBA Draft. He was eventually named to the NEC 25th Anniversary All-Time Team in January 2006. Mark Amatucci was also honored as the circuit's Jim Phelan Coach of the Year in 1983–84.
Loyola was a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) from 1989 to 2013. The Greyhounds won the MAAC Championship to earn the automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament twice. The first time was in 1993–94 with an 80–75 win over Manhattan at Knickerbocker Arena and Tracy Bergan earning conference tournament Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors. This was also Skip Prosser's only campaign as the program's head coach. The Greyhounds' next conference title came eighteen years later in 2012 with MVP Erik Etherly spearheading a 48–44 victory over Fairfield at MassMutual Center. Jimmy Patsos was the MAAC Coach of the Year that season. The MAAC era at Loyola ended with Patsos' departure to Siena on April 2, 2013.
NCAA Division I season-by-season
|Season||Conference||Overall record||Conf. record||Postseason tournaments||Head coach|
|2015||Patriot League||11–19, .367||7–11, .389 (9th)||G.G. Smith|
|2014||Patriot League||11–19, .367||6–12, .333 (8th)||G.G. Smith|
|2013||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||23–12, .657||11–7, .611 (2nd)||CIT Quarterfinals||Jimmy Patsos|
|2012||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||24–9, .727||13–5, .722 (2nd)||NCAA Round of 64||Jimmy Patsos|
|2011||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||15–15, 500||10–8, .556 (5th)||Jimmy Patsos|
|2010||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||13–17, .433||6–12, .333 (8th)||Jimmy Patsos|
|2009||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||12–20, .375||7–11, .389 (8th)||Jimmy Patsos|
|2008||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||19–14, .576||12–6, .667 (4th)||Jimmy Patsos|
|2007||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||18–13, .581||12–6, .667 (4th)||Jimmy Patsos|
|2006||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||15–13, .536||8–10, .444 (6th)||Jimmy Patsos|
|2005||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||6–22, .214||5–13, .278 (9th)||Jimmy Patsos|
|2004||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||1–27, .036||1–17, .056 (10th/Last)||Scott Hicks|
|2003||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||4–24, .143||1–17, .056 (10th/Last)||Scott Hicks|
|2002||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||5–23, .179||4–14, .222 (9th)||Scott Hicks|
|2001||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||6–23, .207||2–16, .111 (9th)||Scott Hicks|
|2000||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||7–21, .250||4–14, .222 (9th)||Dino Gaudio|
|1999||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||13–15, .464||6–12, .333 (9th)||Dino Gaudio|
|1998||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||12–16, .429||9–9, .500 (6th)||Dino Gaudio|
|1997||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||13–14, .481||10–4, .714 (3rd)||Brian Ellerbe|
|1996||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||12–15, .444||8–6, .571 (4th)||Brian Ellerbe|
|1995||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||9–18, .333||5–9, .357 (6th)||Brian Ellerbe|
|1994||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||17–13, .567||6–8, .429 (5th)||NCAA Round of 64||Skip Prosser|
|1993||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||2–25, .074||1–13, .071 (8th/Last)||Tom Schneider|
|1992||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||14–14, .500||10–6, .625 (4th)||Tom Schneider|
|1991||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||12–16, .429||5–11, .313 (7th)||Tom Schneider|
|1990||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (South)||4–24, .143||2–14, .125 (6th/Last)||Tom Schneider|
|1989||Northeast Conference||10–18, .357||7–9, .438 (5th)||Mark Amatucci|
|1988||ECAC-Metro Conference||8–22, .267||6–10, .375 (6th)||Mark Amatucci|
|1987||ECAC-Metro Conference||15–14, .517||10–6, .625 (3rd)||Mark Amatucci|
|1986||ECAC-Metro Conference||16–12, .571||10–6, .625 (3rd)||Mark Amatucci|
|1985||ECAC-Metro Conference||16–14, .533||8–6, .571 (4th)||Mark Amatucci|
|1984||ECAC-Metro Conference||16–12, .571||10–6, .625 (4th)||Mark Amatucci|
|1983||ECAC-Metro Conference (South)||4–23, .148||3–11, .214 (4th/Last)||Mark Amatucci|
|1982||ECAC-Metro Conference (South)||11–16, .407||7–7, .500 (3rd)||Bill Burke|
Sources: Loyola University Maryland Men's Basketball Year-By-Year Records; Northeast Conference 2012–13 Men's Basketball Record Book; Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Basketball All-Time Standings.
NCAA Division I Tournament results
The Greyhounds have made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Its combined record is 0–2.
|2012||March 15||East||Consol Energy Center||15||Round of 64||Ohio State||L 59–78 |
|1994||March 18||West||ARCO Arena||15||Round of 64||Arizona||L 55–81 |
NCAA Division II tournament results
The Greyhounds have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament one time. Their record is 1–2.
Regional 3rd Place Game
|W 82–79 OT
NAIA tournament results
The Greyhounds have appeared in the NAIA Tourament four times. Their combined record is 2–4.
|1947||First Round||Hastings||L 44–53|
|1948||First Round||Emporia State||L 57–65|
The Greyhounds have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Its record is 2–1.
|2013||March 19||Reitz Arena||First Round||Boston University||W 70–63 |
|March 24||Reitz Arena||Second Round||Kent State||W 73–59 |
|March 26||Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum||Quarterfinals||East Carolina||L 58–70 |
- Official press release issued Tuesday, August 2, 1988 (Announcement of name change from ECAC-Metro Conference to Northeast Conference).
- Northeast Conference 2012–13 Men's Basketball Record Book.
- Men's Basketball Championship History – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
- Men's Basketball All-Time All-MAAC Honors – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
- Markus, Don. "Jimmy Patsos leaving Loyola to take men's basketball job at Siena," The Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
- "G.G. Smith Named Next Head Coach Of Loyola Men's Basketball," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Friday, April 12, 2013.
- "Ohio State Gets Past Men's Basketball In NCAA Tournament," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Friday, March 16, 2012.
- University of Arizona 2012–13 Men's Basketball Media Guide.
- "Furious Rally Caps CIT First Round Win For Men's Hoops," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Tuesday, March 19, 2013.
- "Etherly's 27 Points, Team FT Shooting Lift MBB To CIT Quarters," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Sunday, March 24, 2013.
- "Men's Basketball Season Ends In 70–58 Loss At East Carolina," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.