Jan. 3, 2012
|Date||Wednesday, January 4, 2012|
|Location||Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena|
|Online Media||Free Video | Free Audio | Live Stats|
|Game Notes||Game Notes|
- The Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball team finishes a short two-game homestand on Wednesday, January 4, when they host the Manhattan College Jaspers at 7 p.m.
- The Greyhounds are coming off a 54-51 loss to Niagara in their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener on Monday evening.
- Loyola is 260-176 all-time at home including 106-55 (.658) in conference play. Head Coach Joe Logan is 60-49 in MAAC contests and 33-22 at Reitz Arena.
- Logan earned his 100th career victory with the win at George Washington, tying Patty Coyle for the most wins in program history.
Scouting the Jaspers
- Manhattan enters Wednesday’s contest with a five-game winning streak, including a 59-45 victory over Rider in the team’s MAAC opener on Monday night.
- The Jaspers have posted a 5-1 record at home and a 1-5 mark on the road this season.
- Preseason All-MAAC selections Lindsay Loutsenhizer and Monica Roeder have led the Jaspers this season, each averaging double figures. Loutsenhizer leads the team averaging 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game, while Roeder is averaging 12.3 points and has hit a team-best 27 3-pointers.
- Manhattan was picked fourth in the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ poll.
- The Jaspers are first in the conference and 16th in the country, averaging 13.2 steals/gm.
Series with Manhattan
- This marks the 47th meeting all-time between the Greyhounds and the Jaspers, with Loyola holding a 25-21 advantage in the all-time series.
- This is the 43rd regular-season meeting, with four matchups coming in the MAAC tournament. Loyola is 22-20 in regular-season games against Manhattan
- The Greyhounds have won six-straight over the Jaspers, including all three of the meetings last season. Loyola defeated Manhattan twice in the regular-season and once in the MAAC tournament.
- Loyola is 12-9 at home against Manhattan, having won the last two meetings at Reitz Arena.
- Under Head Coach Joe Logan, the Greyhounds are 13-2 against the Jaspers, with both setbacks coming at home
Loyola vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
- The Greyhounds are 180-176 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 60-49 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
- Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
- The Greyhounds are 106-55 at home against the MAAC, including 33-22 under Logan.
- Loyola went 7-2 last season at home against conference opponents.
Last Time They Met
- Loyola defeated Manhattan 50-47 in the semifinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Semifinals at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
- Miriam McKenzie hit a shot with 38 seconds remaining to give Loyola the lead and Erica DiClemente sealed the win with a pair of free throws.
- McKenzie led Loyola with 17 points while Katie Sheahin added 16 to go with three blocks and three steals.
- Loyola hits the road for the first time during conference play, taking on Siena on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Rider on Monday at noon.
Last Time Out
- The Greyhounds cut a 10-point deficit with less than two minutes to go to two, but were unable to complete the comeback as they fell to Niagara, 57.54, on Monday evening.
- Kayla Stroman led all scorers with 19 points for the Purple Eagles, scoring 13 in the second half.
- Katie Sheahin led Loyola with 16 points, giving her five-straight games in double figures. Miriam McKenzie added 11 while Alyssa Sutherland had a career-high six assists.
- The loss was the first for Loyola at home against Niagara since February of 1992. It also was the first loss in a MAAC home opener after winning his first six.
Better In the Second Half
- Loyola is averaging 11.3 more points in the second half this season, scoring 33.7 points in the second compared to 22.4 points in the first.
- The Greyhounds also are shooting 40.1-percent in the second half compared to 33.2-percent in the first.
- Logan Earns 100th career victory
- Head coach Joe Logan enters today’s game with 100 career victories, needing just one more to become the all-time wins leader in Loyola history.
- Logan earned his 100th career win when Loyola defeated George Washington, 70-62, on the road on Dec. 18.
- Logan has led Loyola to two 20-plus win seasons in his tenure, including tying a program record with 21 wins last season.
Climbing the Charts
- Miriam McKenzie became the 21st player in Loyola history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark last season, and enters today’s game 8th on the all-time chart with 1,131 career points.
- McKenzie passed former teammate Erica DiClemente last time out, scoring 11 points against Niagara.
- Senior guard Miriam McKenzie and junior guard Katie Sheahin have carried the Greyhound offense through the first 12 games, with Sheahin leading the team at 14.4 points per game and McKenzie second at 13.7 points.
- The pair are the only set of teammates to rank in the top-five in scoring in the conference. Sheahin is third and McKenzie ranks fifth.
- Sheahin is also ninth in rebounds (5.9), seventh in assists (3.3) and first in steals (3.6).
- McKenzie is fifth in rebounds (7.0), fourth in field goal percentage (.420) and fifth in steals (2.1)
- Nine of Loyola’s first 12 games have been decided by eight points or less.
- In each those nine games, the contest was within one posession heading into the final minute of play.
- Loyola’s last seven losses have been by an average of 6.4 points, with the last two losses coming down to the final possession.
- Loyola owns a 4-1 record in games when leading with five minutes remaining. The team is 0-7 in games when trailing with five minutes remaining.
Beyond the Arc
- Sophomore guard Nicole Krusen enters the week ranked first in the MAAC in 3-point shooting percentage, connecting on 47.8-percent of her attempts (22-for-46).
- She also ranks fifth in the conference at 1.8 made 3-pointers per game.
- Krusen has hit five 3-pointers in a game twice this season, becoming just the third Loyola player in program history to accomplish the feat.
Stealing the Show
- Junior guard Katie Sheahin enters action this week ranked 12th in the nation and first in the MAAC, averaging 3.6 steals per game.
- The Brookeville, Md., native set a career high with eight steals at Pittsburgh. It was the fifth time in her career that Sheahin had seven-plus steals in a game. She ranks first in Loyola history, averaging 3.1 steals per game and is third on the all-time career steals list with 211
Greyhounds Ink Five To National Letters of Intent
- Head Coach Joe Logan and the women’s basketball program signed five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent during the NCAA early signing period between November 9 and November 16.
- Joining the program will be Brittany Butler (Elkridge, Md./Howard), Diana Logan (Waldorf, Md./North Point HS), Tiffany Padgett (Laurel, Md./Pallotti), Jeneh Perry (Chattanooga, Tenn./Girls Prepatory School) and Bryanna Robinson (Brandywine, Md./Georgetown Day School).
Can’t Make it to the Game?
- Beginning this season, Loyola University Maryland will offer free video of most home athletic events for the 2011-12 season.
- Loyola will partner with Stretch Internet to provide the content. The department also will continue to offer free audio of games, and it will provide live stats through the Stretch Internet portal.
- Loyola games that are being broadcast will be available on a variety of smart phones.
- Loyola will broadcast all non-televised home men’s and women’s basketball contests.
Follow Women’s Basketball on Twitter and Facebook
- Keep up with Loyola women’s basketball on Facebook and Twitter. Like Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wbbloyola) and following us on Twitter (@LoyolaWBB). You can also follow Coach Joe Logan on Twitter (@CoachJoeLogan).