Loyola Greyhounds men's basketball

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Loyola Greyhounds
2018–19 Loyola Greyhounds men's basketball team
Loyola Greyhounds logo.svg
University Loyola University Maryland
Head coach Tavaras Hardy (1st season)
Conference Patriot
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Arena Reitz Arena
(Capacity: 2,100)
Nickname Greyhounds
Colors Green and Gray[1]
         
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 Division I competition. They are currently led by first-year head coach Tavaras Hardy. It became a member of the Patriot League along with the university's other intercollegiate athletic programs on July 1, 2013. Home matches are played at Reitz Arena.

History

The program participated in the first interracial American basketball game played south of the Mason–Dixon line at Talmadge L. Hill Field House on February 12, 1952, a 65–63 win over Morgan State.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] Jimmy Patsos was the MAAC Coach of the Year that season.[6] The MAAC era at Loyola ended with Patsos' departure to Siena on April 2, 2013.[7]

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.[8] He announced his resignation on March 8, 2018 after five seasons in which the team posted 56–98 and 35–55 records overall and in the conference respectively.[9] Tavaras Hardy, an assistant coach on Josh Pastner's staff at Georgia Tech for two years, was appointed as Smith's successor twenty days later on March 28.[10]

NCAA Division I seasons

Loyola Greyhounds v. Siena Saints, Reitz Arena, Friday, February 8, 2013.
Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
ECAC-Metro Conference (1981–1988)
1981–82 Bill Burke 11–16 7–7 3rd South
1982–83 Mark Amatucci 4–23 3–11 4th South/Last
1983–84 Mark Amatucci 16–12 10–6 4th
1984–85 Mark Amatucci 16–14 8–6 4th
1985–86 Mark Amatucci 16–12 10–6 3rd
1986–87 Mark Amatucci 15–14 10–6 3rd
1987–88 Mark Amatucci 8–22 6–10 6th
Northeast Conference (1988–1989)
1988–89 Mark Amatucci 10–18 7–9 5th
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (1989–2013)
1989–90 Tom Schneider 4–24 2–14 6th South/Last
1990–91 Tom Schneider 12–16 5–11 7th
1991–92 Tom Schneider 14–14 10–6 4th
1992–93 Tom Schneider 2–25 1–13 8th/Last
1993–94 Skip Prosser 17–13 6–8 5th NCAA Round of 64
1994–95 Brian Ellerbe 9–18 5–9 6th
1995–96 Brian Ellerbe 12–15 8–6 4th
1996–97 Brian Ellerbe 13–14 10–4 3rd
1997–98 Dino Gaudio 12–16 9–9 6th
1998–99 Dino Gaudio 13–15 6–12 9th
1999–00 Dino Gaudio 7–21 4–14 9th
2000–01 Scott Hicks 6–23 2–16 9th
2001–02 Scott Hicks 5–23 4–14 9th
2002–03 Scott Hicks 4–24 1–17 10th/Last
2003–04 Scott Hicks 1–27 1–17 10th/Last
2004–05 Jimmy Patsos 6–22 5–13 9th
2005–06 Jimmy Patsos 15–13 8–10 6th
2006–07 Jimmy Patsos 18–13 12–6 4th
2007–08 Jimmy Patsos 19–14 12–6 4th
2008–09 Jimmy Patsos 12–20 7–11 8th
2009–10 Jimmy Patsos 13–17 6–12 8th
2010–11 Jimmy Patsos 15–15 10–8 5th
2011–12 Jimmy Patsos 24–9 13–5 2nd NCAA Round of 64
2012–13 Jimmy Patsos 23–12 11–7 2nd CIT Quarterfinals
Patriot League (2013–present)
2013–14 G.G. Smith 11–19 6–12 8th
2014–15 G.G. Smith 11–19 7–11 9th
2015–16 G.G. Smith 9–20 8–10 8th
2016–17 G.G. Smith 16–17 8–10 7th CBI Quarterfinals
2017–18 G.G. Smith 9–22 6–12 8th
Total: 428–651

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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.

Postseason tournaments

NCAA Division I Tournament results

The Greyhounds have made two appearances in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Their combined record is 0–2.[11][12]

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
1994 #15 Round of 64 #2 Arizona L 55–81
2012 #15 Round of 64 #2 Ohio State L 59–78

CBI results

The Greyhounds have appeared in one College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Their record is 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017 First Round
Quarterfinals
George Mason
Coastal Carolina
W 73–58
L 63–72

CIT results

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

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Boston University
Kent State
East Carolina
W 70–63
W 73–59
L 58–70

NCAA Division II tournament results

The Greyhounds have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament one time. Their record is 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1973 Regional Quarterfinals
Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Biscayne
Roanoke
Fayetteville State
W 82–79 OT
L 63–84
L 66–81

NAIA tournament results

The Greyhounds have appeared in the NAIA Tournament four times. Their combined record is 2–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1947 First Round Hastings L 44–53
1948 First Round Emporia State L 57–65
1949 First Round
Second Round
Cedarville
Indiana State
W 79–67
L 58–79
1953 First Round
Second Round
Portland
Mississippi Southern
W 66–64
L 72–106

References

  1. ^ "Athletic Communications - Logos". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Henneman, Jim. "Loyola-Morgan 1952 Basketball Game Made Memories And History," PressBox (Baltimore), March 2017.
  3. ^ Official press release issued Tuesday, August 2, 1988 (Announcement of name change from ECAC-Metro Conference to Northeast Conference).
  4. ^ Northeast Conference 2012–13 Men's Basketball Record Book.
  5. ^ Men's Basketball Championship History – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
  6. ^ Men's Basketball All-Time All-MAAC Honors – Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Archived 2009-03-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Markus, Don. "Jimmy Patsos leaving Loyola to take men's basketball job at Siena" The Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  8. ^ "G.G. Smith Named Next Head Coach Of Loyola Men's Basketball", Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Friday, April 12, 2013
  9. ^ Harris, Mike. "End of an Era: Men's Basketball Head Coach GG Smith to Resign," The Greyhound (Loyola University Maryland student newspaper), March 22, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018
  10. ^ "Tavaras Hardy Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Loyola University Maryland," Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2018
  11. ^ University of Arizona 2012–13 Men's Basketball Media Guide.
  12. ^ "Ohio State Gets Past Men's Basketball In NCAA Tournament", Loyola University Maryland Athletics, Friday, March 16, 2012

External links

  • Official website
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