Loyola to Face Boston U in Bracketbuster Game

January 31, 2012 | WNST Staff

Boston U. Named Men’s Basketball Bracketbuster Opponent

BALTIMORE – The Loyola University Maryland men’s basketball team learned its 2012 Sears Bracketbuster opponent on Monday, and the Greyhounds will take on Boston University of the America East Conference.

The Terriers won their conference title last season and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. This season, Boston University has wonseven of its last eight games and is 11-12 overall and 7-2 in the American East.

Loyola shares three common opponents with the Terriers this year. Both teams have victories over UMBC and New Hampshire, while the Greyhounds defeated Bucknell, a team that Boston University lost to in December.

Boston University and Loyola have met just one time previously, a 71-51 Terriers’ victory on December 27, 1997, on a neutral court in Tampa, Fla., at the Sports Foundation Classic.

The Greyhounds are participating in the Bracketbuster event for the sixth-straight season. They are 3-2 in their previous five games, including a victory last season at nearby Towson. The Terriers are the second America East team Loyola will face on Bracketbuster weekend, as New Hampshire came to Reitz Arena in 2010.

Further information about the game, including date and time will be forthcoming.