Men’s basketball season comes to an end with loss to Faulkner University

Ryan Micklin

The No. 8 seeded Wolf Pack faced off against No. 4 seeded Faulkner University in the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament Semifinal on March 4.

Both teams exchanged baskets early on as the Wolf Pack managed to keep the score close at halftime with a score of 35-29.

Loyola managed to cut into the lead early in the second half but Faulkner responded with a 12-3 run that would give them a 54-41 lead with 9:12 remaining.

With 42 seconds left in the game, Nick Parker hit a three-point field goal to bring the Wolf Pack within five points at 69-64.

Faulkner University hit two free throws to finish the game and end the Wolf Pack’s season with a loss of 74-69.

Johnny Griffin led the Wolf Pack with 15 points and 14 rebounds. This was Griffin’s 17th double-double of the season.

Next season Loyola will return all five starters from this year, including all-conference honorees Griffin (First Team), Parker (Second Team) and Tre’von Jasmine (All-Freshman Team).

The Wolf Pack finish the season at 19-14 overall and 10-8 in conference play.