1) Kick-start the transition. En route to the school’s first Division I national championship, Loyola displayed a penchant for turning turnovers and defensive stops into opportunities on transition. The Greyhounds still have the talent and speed to do that, but coach
2) Execute clears. Towson has been outshot in both of its games this season, and a contributing factor may be the team's vulnerable clearing game. The Tigers misfired on 4-of-21 clears in the setback to the Blue Jays and failed on 6-of-20 clears in a stunning 9-7 loss to High Point. Coach Shawn Nadelen knows that offensive possessions may be a premium against a Loyola defense that likes to pressure opposing dodgers, and that's why executing in the clearing game has been a point of emphasis in practice this week. "We need to be more efficient at clearing the ball," he said. "… When we do make the stops on the defensive end, we need to give our offense the opportunity to generate a high volume of shots to hopefully have the shooting work come to fruition for us."