Jan. 18, 2012
|Opponent||Marist Red Foxes|
|Date||Friday, January 20, 2012|
|Location||Poughkeepsie, N.Y. | McCann Arena|
|Online Media||Live Stats | Watch ESPN|
|Game Notes||Game Notes|
- The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team begins a four-game road trip on Friday at 6 p.m. when they take on first-place Marist on ESPNU at McCann Arena. The game will be available via Watch ESPN.
- Scott Braun and Julianne Viani will have the call for the game. Viani was a former standout at Marist and played professionally in Armenia after graduating in 2009.
- The game is a rematch of the 2011 MAAC Championship title game that saw the Red Foxes capture a 63-45 victory.
- Marist has won the last 10 meetings between the two programs including the last eight in the regular-season.
Scouting the Red Foxes
- Marist takes on Rider on Wednesday night before welcoming Loyola on Friday night. The Red Foxes are 11-6 overall and 6-0 in the MAAC.
- The Red Foxes have won 30-straight game against conference opponents, including postseason.
- Marist boasts the conference's leading scorer and Preseason MAAC Player of the Year, Corielle Yarde, who is averaging 15.8 points and 4.5 assists per game.
- Four Marist players are averaging double figures in confernce play including Yarde (16.0), Brandy Gang (11.0), Leanne Ockenden (10.2) and Casey Dulin (10.0).
- Marist has gone unbeaten in the month of January three of the last four years, including 10-0 last season.
Series with Marist
- This is the 41st meeting between the Greyhounds and the Red Foxes, with Marist holding a 27-13 advantage in the all-time series.
- The Greyhounds have lost 10-straight game to Marist, with two of those coming in the MAAC tournament.
- The Greyhounds last defeated Marist at home on Feb. 16, 2007, winning 62-55.
- Overall Loyola, is 12-24 against the Red Foxes in the regular season and 5-13 in Poughkeepsie.
- Head coach Joe Logan is 3-12 against Marist in his career, defeating the Red Foxes in three of the first five times he faced them. Logan has not won at McCann Arena, going 0-6.
- Loyola has lost eight-straight road games at Marist, with the team's last win coming on Dec. 6, 2002.
Loyola vs. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
- The Greyhounds are 182-179 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 62-52 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
- Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
- The Greyhounds are 80-135 on the road against the MAAC, including 28-28 under Logan.
- Loyola went 8-1 on the road last season in conference play and have won six of the last seven conference road games.
Last Time They Met
- No. 18 Marist defeated Loyola, 63-45, in the Spark Energy Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship game at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.
- Marist earned its sixth-straight MAAC title, making its sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship.
- The Greyhounds took an early 14-5 lead just over seven minutes into the contest, but Marist brought the game back to even with a 9-0 run and took a 25-23 at the half.
- The Red Foxes scored 16 of the first 20 points in the second half to grab a 14-point lead with 10:42 to play.
- Miriam McKenzie sored her 1,000th point in the contest. Katie Sheahin led Loyola with 17 points and eight rebounds.
- The Greyhounds finish out the weekend with a trip to Manhattan on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. The Jaspers defeated Loyola, 61-46, at Reitz Arena on Jan. 4.
Last Time Out
- The Greyhounds held Siena to 27.1-percent shooting to take a 55-45 win over the Saint on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Reitz Arena.
- The 45 points were the fewest amount the Greyhounds had ever allowed against Siena in 51 all-time meetings dating back to the 1985-86 season.
- It was the fifth-straight win for Loyola over Siena, sweeping the season series for the second-straight year.
- Katie Sheahin led the Greyhounds wiht 19 points and nine rebounds, while Kara Marshall added 14 and Miriam McKenzie had 10. The trio combined for 43 of Loyola's 55 points after combining for 54 points in the first meeting between the two squads.
If The Greyhounds Win...
- It would snap a 10-game overall losing streak and an eight-game road losing streak against Marist.
- The Greyhounds would snap Marist's 30-game conference winning streak and 24-game conference home winning streak that dates back to the 2008-09 season. Marist's last home conference loss came on February 6, 2009, to Canisius
- Loyola would have won back-to-back games for the second time this season.
- The Greyhounds would improve to 6-1 in their last seven road conference games.
- Loyola's guard trio of Kara Marshall, Miriam McKenzie and Katie Sheahin have provided most of the offense for the Greyhounds this season, accounting for 601 of the 953 (63.1-percent) of the team's total points.
- The combo are the top-three on the team in scoring and steals, accounting for 120 of Loyola's 172 steals (69.7-percent).
- The three are averaging 37.9 points per game while shooting 37.7-percent from the floor.
- Freshman guard Kara Marshall is coming off back-to-back 14-point performances against Saint Peter's and Siena.
- Over her last four games, Marshall is averaging 13.5 points, 3.8 steals and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 40-percent from the floor and 77.3-percent from the free-throw line.
- Marshall had a career-high seven steals in the loss to Saint Peter's.
Welcome To The Club
- Senior guard Miriam McKenzie became just the 4th player in Greyhound history to collect 1,200 points and 600 rebounds in her career after pulling down eight rebounds against Siena.
- McKenzie is the first player to accomplish the feat since Mary Anne Kirsch, who finished her career with 1,306 points and 899 rebounds in 1999.
- McKenzie currently stands sixth all-time with 1,210 points and 12th all-time with 605 rebounds.
- The senior has the potential to be just the fifth player in Loyola history to graduate in the top-10 in points and rebounding.
Stealing the Show
- Junior guard Katie Sheahin enters action this week ranked 17th in the nation and first in the MAAC, averaging 3.3 steals per game.
- Sheahin has recorded a steal in 28-straight games and in 72 of her 75 career appearances. Her last time without a steal was on Feb. 6, 2011 at Saint Peter's
- Sheahin notched her 59th multi-steal game against Rider when she tallied three. She has 12-straight multi-steal games
- 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 221.
Not Your Average Joe
- Head coach Joe Logan became the all-time winningest coach in Loyola women's basketball history with a, 67-54, win at Siena on January 7, 2012.
- Logan has led Loyola to two 20-plus win seasons in his tenure, including tying a program record with 21 wins last season.
- Senior guard Miriam McKenzie and junior guard Katie Sheahin have carried the Greyhound offense through the first 17 games, with Sheahin leading the team at 14.9 points per game and McKenzie second at 14.4.
- The pair are the only set of teammates to rank in the top-five in the conference in scoring. Sheahin ranks fourth and McKenzie ranks fifth.
- Sheahin is also eight in rebounds (6.1), seventh in assists (3.1), first in steals (3.3), sixth in 3-point field goals made (1.9) and third in blocks (1.1).
- McKenzie is fourth in rebounds (7.8), sixth in field goal percentage (.448) , 9th in free throw percentage (.733) and fourth in steals (2.1)
- Junior Katie Sheahin has scored in double figures in eight of her last nine games.
- During that stretch, Sheahin is averaging 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.3 blocks.
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