Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:23 PM
Still somewhat quietly, at least in terms of media coverage and local recognition, Patsos has really built a solid mid-major program out of a program that was really in the doldrums, and he has done with a great and exciting group of players who are predominantly from the Baltimore-DC region (led by Cardinal Gibbons alum Dylon Cormier).
This season, while most Baltimore-area press coverage has been directed towards Morgan's dealings with the Bozeman scandal or Towson's continued struggles, the Greyhounds are sitting in second place in the MAAC at 12-5 (5-2 in the conference) after falling at first place Iona on Sunday.
If you get a chance this season, I'd encourage anyone to travel over to Reitz Arena for a fun gameday experience and a chance to watch the exciting (and still young) Greyhounds team Patsos has put together, not to mention Jimmy himself, who is every bit the presence of his mentor, Gary Williams. If you can't make it out, all of the home games are broadcast over the web on http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com and a few games will be broadcast on ESPNU (last Friday's was and there are two upcoming in February).
Posted 18 January 2012 - 03:26 PM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 10:13 AM
It is good to see them again on the up-swing. Jordan Latham (City College, Xavier transfer) was a huge get (though he has not produced to date). Nice that another local recruit (Dylon Cormier, Gibbons) is performing. People that think Patsos' should have done more, forget how bad the program was under Gaudio.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:25 PM
They still have a very solid 7-8 deep and balanced rotation with Shane Walker (yes, the same Shane Walker from Maryland), Erik Etherly (an exciting and athletic PF from Northern VA), Justin Drummond (out of Riverdale Baptist) and Anthony Winbush (another F from Northern VA) down low and a great backcourt trio of Cormier, sharpshooter Robert Olson (Georgetown Prep) and lightning-quick PG RJ Williams, a true freshman out of St. Francis. If Jordan and Jhared Hall can get back to 100%, the team is loaded.
Long term outlook is bright, too as only Walker's a senior out of that group and they've got a great recruiting class coming in, also heavy on local talent (Josh Forney-St Francis, Tevin Hanner- Milford Mill, and Jarred Jones- John Carroll) not to mention Michael Oher's step-brother, Sean Tuohy Jr.
Exciting team and a great group of guys; I've had the pleasure of coaching several of them during the NCAA's Baltimore Summer League over at Reitz the last two years and the Loyola guys definitely stand out from the pack in their team-focused approach, work ethic and basketball IQ.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:48 PM
I do a lot of work covering recruiting in Baltimore (mdhigh.rivals.com) and Loyola has the best presence of any school in Baltimore, as they should. Just last week, they picked up another solid commitment in Jarred Jones, a 6'6ish forward out of John Carroll. Patsos is getting great local talent to stay close to home, and Loyola is definitely a program on the rise.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:33 PM
Two nationally televised home games on ESPNU the next two Fridays (Rider this week and a huge game against co-leader Iona next Friday, 2/10).
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:06 PM
Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:50 PM
Hounds play in the MAAC Championship Game (7:00 tonight on ESPN2/1300 AM) against a Fairfield team (the teams split in the regular season with each winning on the other's home court).
Looking for a great game out of the team tonight...Jimmy should have them ready and fired up.
http://www.loyolagre... ... 12aaa.html
Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:25 PM
They've lost by 22 at Washington, 20 to Bucknell, and 14 at Memphis.
They've beat Rhode Island.
The 3 leading scorers are:
Dylon Cormier, 17.6ppg (6'2, 172 lbs, JR Guard, Cardinal Gibbons / Baltimore)
Erik Etherly, 15.7ppg, 7.1 boards (6'7, 225 lbs, SR Forward, Alexandria, VA)
Robert Olson, 11.8ppg, 29% from 3 on 6.1 attempts per game (6'4, 190 lbs, SR Guard, Silver Spring, MD)
Xaiver Transfer Jordan Latham has started 8 games.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:26 AM
They have won their last 3 games, with 2 games left (@Iona 3/1, Manhattan 3/3).
They are in 2nd place in the MAAC, 1 game behind Niagara.
Loyola split their 2 games with Niagara, and their 2 games with 3rd place Canisius.
193rd in ppg
167th in rebounds
264th in assists
189th in fg %
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