Loyola (MD) meets Manhattan in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament at MassMutal Center on Saturday. The game tips off at 9:30 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com. The Greyhounds beat the Jaspers 63-61 on Mar. 3 and are 9-2 against them over the last four years.
The 30 points by Erik Etherly helped the Greyhounds to a 63-61 victory over Manhattan on Mar. 3. He tallies 16.2 points per game and also adds 6.3 rebounds per game. The Jaspers were defeated by Loyola (MD) 63-61 on Mar. 3 despite 11 points and eight rebounds from Donovan Kates. He contributes 3.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.8 points per game.
Loyola (MD) looks to have the advantage over Manhattan in one significant area, scoring, where the Greyhounds have an edge over the Jaspers, 67.4 points per game to 58.4 points per game. A key area of strength for Manhattan is free throw rate at 44.5, which ranks first in their conference (and 15th nationally).
StatSmack! Loyola (MD) is better than Manhattan
Erik Etherly is ranked 10th in the MAAC in points, 10th in the MAAC in rebounds, 10th in the MAAC in steals, and 8th in the MAAC in blocks.
Loyola has a potent offense, scoring more points (67.4 per game vs. 58.4 per game) than Manhattan this season.
Loyola is better at defending the three (30.5 percent allowed vs. 35.6 percent allowed) than Manhattan this season.
Loyola has a better record in close games than Manhattan this season (8-3 vs. 4-6).