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Women's Basketball, Army West Point Meet Saturday In Reitz

Feb. 5, 2016

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Opponent Army West Point
Date Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
Time 2 p.m.
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 returns to Reitz Arena for its second-straight home game Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds will host Army West Point at 2 p.m.
• Most recently, Loyola fell to Lehigh University, 76-68, Wednesday night in Reitz Arena.
• Senior Colleen Marshall and sophomore Bri Betz-White are averaging double figures in scoring, led by Marshall with 15.3 points per game, which ranks fourth among Patriot League competitors. She has scored in double figures in nine of the last 10 games, including leading the team in points in seven of those contests.
• Betz-White is averaging 10.2 point per game. She is shooting 79.8 percent from the charity stripe, which ranks fourth among Patriot League competitors.
• Senior Jeneh Perry is grabbing a team-best 8.0 rebounds per game, which ranks sixth in the League. The veteran forward is second in the League in offensive rebounds (3.1 per game) and ranks seventh in the Patriot League in field-goal percentage (45.1 percent). 
• Graduate student Steph Smith is shooting 37.7 percent from 3-point range, which ranks 10th in the League. She’s the only true forward to rank among the top 10 in 3-point field goal percentage.

SERIES HISTORY VERSUS ARMY WEST POINT
• Saturday’s matchup will mark the 11th all-time meeting between Loyola and Army West Point.
• The Black Knights hold a two-game advantage in the all-time series, 6-4, and have won all five Patriot League matchups since Loyola joined the League in 2013-14.
• Earlier this year, the Black Knights topped the Greyhounds, 70-37, in West Point, New York.
• Last season, Army West Point swept Loyola, despite a 20-point performance from senior Colleen Marshall in both matchups.
• The previous year, Loyola played Army West Point to overtime in both contests, but the Black Knights came out on top in both occasions.
• Before joining the League, Loyola topped Army West Point in back-to-back matchups in 2011 and 2012.
• Loyola won the first two contests of 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
• Loyola outscored Lehigh University 23-15 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Greyhounds fell to the Mountain Hawks, 76-68, Wednesday night in Reitz Arena.
• For the first time since December 2013, Loyola had four players score in double figures, led by sophomore Bri Betz-White with 17 points. Senior Jeneh Perry scored 13 points and grabbed a team-best eight rebounds, while senior Colleen Marshall and junior Lisa Mirarchi added 10 points each.
• Lehigh led by as many as 18 points at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but a pair of runs helped the Greyhounds pull within as few as five points.
• With 30 seconds left to play, Marshall’s layup pulled Loyola within five, 72-67, but both teams closed out the contest at the free-throw line, with Lehigh making four charity-points to Loyola’s one.
• Defensively, Loyola forced Lehigh to commit 22 turnovers, while the Greyhounds recorded a season-low six.

UP NEXT
• Loyola prepares for a two-game road swing starting Wednesday at the United States Naval Academy. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.