Tuck scores 23, Loyola rolls to 85-56 rout of first-place Siena
BALTIMORE (AP)—Michael Tuck scored a career-high 23 points, and Loyola, Md. made a school-record 18 3-pointers in an 85-56 rout of Siena on Thursday night.
Omari Isreal had a career-high 14 rebounds, and five players scored in double figures for the Greyhounds (10-10, 6-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
The loss ended Siena’s four-game winning streak and dropped the Saints (12-7, 7-2) into a first-place tie in the MAAC.
Loyola went 30 for 55 from the field and shot 56 percent from behind the arc in its third straight win. The Greyhounds improved to 7-1 at home.
Loyola scored the game’s first 8 points and quickly built a 13-2 lead. The Saints trailed by 13 at halftime and by as many as 32 points in the second half, in part because Loyola made 11 3-pointers over the final 20 minutes.
The 18 baskets from beyond the arc broke the school record of 16 set on Dec. 9, 2005, against Fairfield.
Tuck scored 12 before halftime and Gerald Brown had 10, including an off-balance jumper before the buzzer that put the Greyhounds up 36-23 at the break.
Brown finished with 20 points, Brett Harvey had 16 and Marquis Sullivan added 13. Brian Rudolph rounded out Loyola’s double-digit scorers with 10 points, along with five assists.
The Saints started the game by missing 15 of their first 16 shots from the floor and finished with 29 percent shooting for the night. Kenny Hasbrouck led Siena with 19 points, including 13 in the first half.