Scores

Final

Canisius 74

(11-13, 6-8 MAAC)

Loyola (MD) 77

(14-10, 10-4 MAAC)

9:00 PM ET, February 9, 2007

Reitz Arena, Baltimore, Maryland

1 2 T
CAN 36 3874
L-MD 36 4177

Top Performers

Canisius: D. Wilson 28 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Loyola (MD): G. Brown 29 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Loyola 77, Canisius 74

Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Gerald Brown scored 29 points, including nine straight in the closing minutes, and Loyola gained a share of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference by defeating Canisius 77-74 Friday night.

Marquis Sullivan scored 16 points, and Omari Isreal had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Greyhounds (14-10, 10-4), who snapped a two-game skid and moved into a tie with Marist atop the MAAC.

Darnell Wilson had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Chuck Harris scored 16 for Canisius (11-13, 6-8). The Golden Griffins got 20 more rebounds and took 23 more shots than Loyola, but shot 36 percent in suffering their third straight loss.

After a 3-pointer by Corey Herring gave Canisius a 67-63 lead with 5:43 remaining, Brown single-handedly put the Greyhounds back in front. He made a layup, then got the rebound on the other end before converting a three-point play -- the 18th and final lead change of the game.

Brown sandwiched two jumpers around a free throw by Canisius to make it 72-68. After Wilson scored, Josko Alujevic made a hook in the lane as the shot clock was about to expire to give Loyola a four-point cushion with 36 seconds to go.

Loyola led 52-51 lead before Greyhounds coach Jimmy Patsos was tagged with a technical foul. Harris made both shots to put Canisius in front, and Wilson followed with a basket in the paint and a dunk to make it 57-52 with 10:33 left.

Brown answered with a layup and a three-point play to bring Loyola back.

Wilson scored 14 points, and Canisius overcame a 13-point deficit to pull into a 36-36 tie at halftime.

Alujevic made his first three shots and Loyola went 7-for-8 in taking a 17-4 lead. Brown contributed a pair of 3-pointers in the early surge, which coincided with the Golden Griffins opening 1-for-10 from the floor.

It was 24-15 before Canisius scored nine straight points to pull even. Minutes later, a basket by Wilson and a driving layup by Jovan Robinson gave the Griffins their first lead, 28-27.

At that point, Wilson was 6-for-10 from the field and the rest of the team was 5-for-23.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CAN
L-MD
Points 74 77
FG Made-Attempted 28-77 (.364) 30-54 (.556)
3P Made-Attempted 5-25 (.200) 7-19 (.368)
FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 10-18 (.556)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 13

2006-07 Season

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