Loyola Greyhounds men's basketball

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Loyola Greyhounds
2013–14 Loyola Greyhounds men's basketball team
Loyola Greyhounds athletic logo
University Loyola University Maryland
Conference Patriot League
Location Baltimore, MD
Head coach G.G. Smith (1st year)
Arena Reitz Arena
(Capacity: 3,000)
Nickname Greyhounds
Colors

Green and Grey

            
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament appearances
1994, 2012
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.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] Jimmy Patsos was the MAAC Coach of the Year that season.[4] The MAAC era at Loyola ended with Patsos' departure to Siena on April 2, 2013.[5]

G.G. Smith, an assistant coach under Patsos for six seasons, was promoted to lead the Greyhounds into the Patriot League on April 12, 2013.[6]

NCAA Division I season-by-season[edit]

Season Conference Overall record Conf. record Postseason tournaments Head coach
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 postseason tournaments[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Greyhounds have made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Its combined record is 0–2.

Year Date Regional Venue Seed Round Opponent Result/Score
2012 March 15 East Consol Energy Center 15 Round of 64 Ohio State L 59–78 [7]
1994 March 18 West ARCO Arena 15 Round of 64 Arizona L 55–81 [8]

CIT results[edit]

The Greyhounds have appeared in one CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). Its record is 2–1.

Year Date Venue Round Opponent Result/Score
2013 March 19 Reitz Arena First Round Boston University W 70–63 [9]
March 24 Reitz Arena Second Round Kent State W 73–59 [10]
March 26 Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum Quarterfinals East Carolina L 58–70 [11]

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