Last night, tonight
Barney scored a game-high 22 points off the bench and Loyola posted its most impressive win of the year, coming from behind to top defending MEAC champion -- and local rival -- Morgan State last night.
The Hounds got another solid game from Brett Harvey (15 points) and a key 3 from the 6-10 Walker in a late run that sent them past Morgan, a team whose resume includes a win at Arkansas. (Sure, they're not your father's Razorbacks, but when it's MEAC vs. SEC, the money's going to be on the SEC team 99 times out of 100.)
The win puts the 5-2 Hounds in good shape heading into Friday's MAAC opener at Canisius -- a game Jimmy Patsos' team should win handily.
Meanwhile, colleague Pete Iorizzo writes that Siena will have its hands full tonight, dealing with a dominant big man and a team led by his former coach.
The Saints are four-point underdogs against the team ranked 23rd in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll.
Who does everyone like tonight in Atlanta?