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Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola (MD) Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-1):
C- Robbie Jackson (7.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .333 FG%)
F/G- Adrian Satchell (9.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, .571 FG%)
G/F- Chauncey Gilliam (11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .400 FG%)
G- Matt Spadafora (12.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .417 FG%)
G- Chris De La Rosa (6.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.0 apg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
G/F- Brian Neller (4.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 apg)
G- Shawn Grant (6.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .500 3-pt%)
G- Bakari Smith (2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.000 FT%)
PG- Nick Groce (0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 apg)

Loyola (1-1):
F- Shane Walker (11.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, .500 FG%)
F- Anthony Winbush (11.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, .643 FG%)
F- Julius Brooks (4.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .571 FG%)
G- Brett Harvey (16.0 ppg, 2.5 apg, .455 FG%)
G- Robert Olson (1.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.5 apg)

Key Reserves:
F- Julius Brooks (4.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .571 FG%)
F- Jawaan Wright (6.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .750 FG%)
G- Tony Lewis (3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, .667 FG%)
G- Jamal Barney (9.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg)
G- Brian Rudolph (4.5 ppg, 7.0 apg, 1.5 spg)
G- J’Hared Hall (2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, .667 FG%)

It’s very rare that a team gets to see where they can stand in the conference after two non-conference games. But Morgan State already played Albany and Loyola has already played Vermont. Loyola beat Vermont by 13 points, so this is a game UMBC is really going to want to get, also because it is a locally televised game on MASN.

The last game was basically a collapse by UMBC. they gave up an 18 point lead to lose by 15 points. But once they find a go-to-scorer, which is out of Chauncey Gilliam and Matt Spadafora, they should be good. One thing about Morgan State is they are very physical inside and very experienced inside. That pushed everything outside, where they just could not get things going. Loyola however is an outside team and because of that UMBC should be in much better position to win as it will be a lot easier to get it going inside with Robbie Jackson and Adrian Satchell.

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