(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans (11-8, 5-4) will look to push their winning streak to three as they hit the road at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday January 24th to play 21st ranked Faulkner University (8-1, 17-3) at Tine Davis Gymnasium.
Loyola is enjoying a two game winning streak having beaten crosstown rivals Dillard University and Jesuit foe Spring Hill College. The win over Spring Hill moved the Wolf Pack into a three way tie for third place in the Western Division of the SSAC with Auburn-Montgomery and Belhaven. Now they will face a Faulkner team that is coming off their biggest win of the season.
In the Eagles’ last game, Jake Mitchell hit two free throws with 4.5 seconds left in double overtime for a 74-73 home victory over #4 ranked William Carey. Faulkner is now just a half game behind William Carey for the lead in the Western Division of the SSAC. The Eagles have been a very good team all season as their three losses have come by a combined eight points. Faulkner is on a three game winning streak right now with wins over Mobile, Auburn-Montgomery, and William Carey.
The Wolf Pack is led by the SSAC’s second leading scorer, Robert Lovaglio. Lovaglio puts up 21.9 points a night while pulling down 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He is the conference’s 12th best rebounder and 18th best assist man. Kyle Simmons is 11th in the
conference in assists with 2.9 a night while averaging 10.2 points a game.
Jamarious Alderson leads the Eagles in scoring with 11.5 points a game. Cyrille Sandjon is right behind Alderson for the team lead by tallying 11.4 points a night while pulling down a team high 6.4 rebounds a night. Mitchell is the third on the team in scoring with 7.6 points a game, but averages 4.1 assists a game, which is third in the SSAC.