Loyola men’s basketball falls to Louisiana Lafayette

Tue, 11/06/2012

Lafayette, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans men’s basketball team fell to the University of Louisiana Lafayette 92-72 in an exhibition game Tuesday night in the Cajundome.

The Wolf Pack was led by junior Robert Lovaglio and sophomore McCall Tomeny. Lovaglio was 6-15 from the field en route to 23 total points on the night. He was a perfect 10-10 in free throws and nabbed a steal and two rebounds. Tomeny scored 17 points and grabbed five boards. He was 5-7 from the free throw line and 6-8 in field goals. Senior Steve Davis also notched five rebounds while going 4-6 from the field. He finished with eight points.

The Ragin’ Cajuns had a combined effort from Shawn Long and Bryant Mbamalu. Long recorded 19 points, shooting 8-12 from the field. He was 3-4 in three pointers and had eight rebounds on the night. Mbamalu scored 18 points, including 4-7 in three pointers and 4-4 in free throws with four rebounds.

Loyola (2-0) will return home for a four-game homestand. They will start with cross-town foe Southern University of New Orleans on Friday at 7pm, followed by Xavier University in The Den on Nov. 13th at 7 pm. Conference play will then begin on Nov. 16 when the Pack will face off against Emmanuel College at 7:30pm and Brewton-Parker College on Nov. 17 at 5pm.


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