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Women's Basketball Travels To Army West Point Saturday

Jan. 8, 2016

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Opponent Army West Point Black Knights
Date Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
Time 1 p.m.
Location West Point, N.Y. | Christl Arena
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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
• Loyola is in its 45th season as a women’s basketball program and its 35th year of competition as an NCAA Division I program. Prior to 1981, the Greyhounds competed in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW).
• The 2013-14 season was Loyola’s inaugural year as a member of the Patriot League.
• Prior to joining the League, Loyola was a member of the Northeast Conference for nine seasons (1980-89), before joining the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 1989. The Greyhounds posted an overall record of 196-205 in MAAC games and won two MAAC Championships, in 1993 and 1994.

THINGS TO KNOW
  Loyola looks to pick up its first Patriot League road win of the season when the Greyhounds travel to Army West Point for the final game of a two-game road swing Saturday. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. 
• On Wednesday night, Lehigh handed Loyola its first Patriot League loss of the season. The Mountain Hawks defeated the Greyhounds, 66-48, in Stabler Arena.
• Senior Colleen Marshall and sophomore Bri Betz-White are averaging double figures in scoring. Marshall is averaging a team-best 14.7 points per game, which ranks sixth among Patriot League competitors, while Betz-White is averaging 11.0 points per game.
• Senior Jeneh Perry is grabbing a team-best 7.7 rebounds per game, which ranks eighth in the League. The veteran forward is also ranked 10th in the Patriot League in field-goal percentage (44.3 percent).   
• The Greyhounds returned nine players from a team that went 7-23 overall last season.
• Loyola is one of 25 NCAA Division I programs to return all five starters from the 2014-15 season.

SERIES HISTORY VERSUS ARMY WEST POINT
• Saturday’s matchup will mark the 10th all-time meeting between Loyola and Army West Point.
• The Black Knights hold a slight one-game advantage in the all-time series, 5-4, and have won all four Patriot League matchups since Loyola joined the League in 2013-14.
• Last season, Army swept Loyola, despite a 20-point performance from senior Colleen Marshall in both matchups.
• The previous year, Loyola played Army to overtime in both contests, but the Black Knights came out on top in both occasions.
• Before joining the League, Loyola topped Army in back-to-back matchups in 2011 and 2012.
• Loyola won the first two matchups in the series, on the road in 2008 and at home in 2009, before the Black Knights recorded their first win in 2010.

LAST TIME OUT
• Lehigh handed Loyola its first Patriot League loss of the season, defeating the Greyhounds, 66-48, Wednesday night in Stabler Arena.
• Senior Colleen Marshall led the Greyhounds with 16 points, also recording four rebounds and seven steals. Junior Lauren Daugherty also grabbed four rebounds.
• Loyola trailed by five, 26-21, at halftime, but opened the third quarter scoring nine of the first 13 points of the frame, to even the score at 30 all.
 Lehigh responded with a 13-1 run moments later to lead by double digits and pull out the victory.

UP NEXT
• The Greyhounds return to Baltimore for a two-game homestand, starting with Navy on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.