|Opponent||Boston University Terriers|
|Date||Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016|
|Location||Baltimore, Md. | Reitz 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 closes out its two-game homestand Saturday afternoon hosting Boston University at 2 p.m.
• The Greyhounds are coming off a 51-38 victory over the United States Naval Academy Wednesday night.
• For the first time since 2013, Loyola held an opponent to less than 40 points.
• Senior Colleen Marshall and sophomore Bri Betz-White are averaging double figures in scoring. Marshall is averaging a team-best 14.6 points per game, which ranks sixth among Patriot League competitors, while Betz-White is averaging 10.1 points per game.
• Senior Jeneh Perry is grabbing a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game, which ranks eighth in the League. The veteran forward is also ranked ninth in the Patriot League in field-goal percentage (43.2 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 BOSTON UNIVERSITY
• Loyola and Boston University will meet for the sixth time when the teams take the floor on Saturday afternoon.
• The Terriers lead the all-time series, 3-2, which began when the two squads first met in 2014 as inaugural members of the Patriot League.
• That year, the Terriers swept the Greyhounds in both regular season contests, as well as a matchup in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament in Boston University’s Case Gym.
• In last year’s first matchup, Loyola traveled to Boston and recorded its first road win of the 2014-15 season, defeating BU, 63-53, Saturday, Jan. 17.
• A month later, senior Colleen Marshall scored a career-high 35 points and tied a school record with seven 3-pointers to lead Loyola to a 66-55 victory over Boston University in Reitz Arena.
LAST TIME OUT
• Behind a 24-point performance from senior Colleen Marshall , Loyola got past the United States Naval Academy, 51-38, Wednesday night in Reitz Arena.
• Senior Diana Logan chipped in eight points for the Greyhounds, while senior Jeneh Perry led the team with six rebounds.
• Despite being down by one, 14-13, at the close of the first quarter, Loyola held Navy to only four points in the second frame, and scored nine points to secure the lead from that point on.
• Defensively, Loyola forced Navy into committing 17 turnovers and held the Mids to 38 points, marking the first time since the 2012-13 season that the Greyhounds have kept an opponent under 40 points.
• Loyola closes out the month of January with three-straight road games. The Greyhounds travel to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, to face Bucknell University Wednesday night at 7 p.m.