Greyhounds Highlights

NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Patriot League (2013-present)
Past Conferences: Northeast, Metro Atlantic Athletic
City: Baltimore
Stadium: Reitz Arena

NCAA Tournaments: 2 (1994, 2012)
National Championships: None
Conference Tournament Titles: 2 (1994, 2012)
Conference Regular Season Titles: None

Team History

The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds are a Division I team based in Baltimore. Loyola Maryland joined the Patriot League in 2013 following a 24-year run in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Loyola (MD) won two conference tournament titles while in the MAAC, earning automatic bids both seasons to the NCAA Tournament. In 1994 — Skip Prosser’s only season as the program’s coach — the Greyhounds went 17-13 and lost to second-seeded Arizona in their NCAA Tournament opener. The Greyhounds’ next appearance came 18 years later behind Patriot League Tournament Most Valuable Player Erik Etherly. They won a program-record 24 games that season, which ended with a first-round loss to No. 2 seed Ohio State. Jimmy Patsos was named the league’s top coach.

After guiding Loyola (MD) to another 23 wins in 2013, in addition to a quarterfinal appearance in the Tournament, Patsos left for Siena. Patsos remains the winningest coach in program history, with a record of 145-135 (.518) over nine seasons. G.G. Smith, Patsos’ longtime assistant, oversaw the program’s transition to the Patriot League in 2013.

The Greyhounds have not had a winning record since Patsos left, and they are facing long odds again this season. Their only postseason trip during that time was the 2017 College Basketball Invitational, where they fell in the quarterfinals to Coastal Carolina.

Original Member of the ECAC Metro Conference

Loyola (MD) was an original member of the ECAC Metro Conference upon moving up from Division II in 1981. The Greyhounds finished above .500 in four of their eight seasons in the league, which later changed its name to the Northeast Conference. However, not once did they make the postseason.

Prior to that, Loyola (MD) appeared once in the Division II NCAA Tournament, losing in the 1973 regional semifinals, The Greyhounds also made four trips to the NAIA Tournament (1947, 1948, 1949, 1953), with a pair of appearances in the second round.

Loyola (MD) is currently coached by former Georgia Tech assistant Tavaras Hardy. Prior to getting into coaching, Hardy played collegiately at Northwestern, where he was a two-time All-Big Ten selection.

Under Hardy, Santi Aldama became the second Greyhound taken in the NBA Draft, and fourth from the Patriot League, when he was selected 30th overall in the 2021 first round by the Utah Jazz. His rights were subsequently traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. Aldama was the third Loyola (MD) alum to play in an NBA game, following Andy O’Donnell and Mike Morrison.

All-Time Records

Points Scored
o Kevin Green: 2,154
o Andrew Kostecka: 1,751
o David Gately: 1,706

o Cam Gregory: 876
o Brian Carroll: 754
o Roderick Platt: 745

o Tracy Bergan: 538
o Brian Rudolph: 527
o Jason Rowe: 486


What’s Loyola’s worst season in program history?
The Greyhounds were woeful in 2003-04, losing 27 of the 28 games they played. Their only win came in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play against Marist.

What’s Loyola’s most recent postseason appearance?
The Greyhounds made the College Basketball Invitational quarterfinals in 2017, losing 72-63 to Coastal Carolina. Despite that appearance, they finished under .500 at 16-17, including 8-10 in Patriot League play.

Who holds Loyola’s single-season scoring record?
Andre Collins recorded a school-record 731 points in 2005-06, his first season after transferring from Maryland. Nobody else is above 700.


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