(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans (13-9, 7-5) will hit the road to take on #18 William Carey University (17-4, 10-2) at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
The two teams met earlier this year as William Carey came away with a 67-48 victory on January 10th at The Den. The Crusaders went on a 17-0 run in the first half to break open the game. Robert Lovaglio led the Wolf Pack with 15 on the night while Jeremiah Dunnings scored 25 points for the visiting Crusaders.
Loyola enters the game having won four of their last five games including a 67-60 victory over AUM on thursday night. The run has moved the Wolf Pack into a tie with AUM for third place in the western division of the SSAC. William Carey sits in second place in the west, just a game behind Faulkner.
Lovaglio is the team’s top scorer, and second in the conference with 21.4 points a night. McCall Tomeny is fifth in the conference in shooting percentage at 54% while scoring 14.5 a night and pulling down a team high 6.9 rebounds. Kyle Simmons averages 9.9 and a team-high 2.9 assists a game.
William Carey’s lost their last game against AUM. The homestanding Warhawks won 62-55 as Dunnings was the only Crusader in double figures with 14 as the team shot 29% from the field for the contest.
Dunnings leads four Crusaders in double figures for the season with 17.5 points a game. Kelvin Nixon averages 16.5, Daron Bell scores 15, and Guy Payne hits for 12.1 a game. Jamal Doss leads the team with 7.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks a game, which includes a 10 block game against Mobile.