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Women's Basketball And Navy Meet In Midweek Tilt

Feb. 9, 2016

Game Information
Opponent United States Naval Academy Midshipmen
Date Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016
Time 7 p.m.
Location Annapolis, Md. | Alumni Hall
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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 will make the quick trip to Annapolis, Maryland, on Wednesday night to face the United States Naval Academy at 7 p.m.
• Most recently, Loyola fell to Army West Point, 52-44, Saturday afternoon in Reitz Arena.
• This season, three Greyhounds - sophomore Bri Betz-White and seniors Colleen Marshall and Jeneh Perry - are averaging double figures in scoring. Marshall is averaging a team-best 15.2 points per game, which is tied for third among Patriot League competitors. Perry is averaging 10.1 points per game, while Betz-White is averaging 10.0 points per game.
• Marshall has scored in double figures in 10 of the 11 Patriot League games and has grabbed a League-leading 3.0 steals per game in those contests.
• Throughout the season, Betz-White has shot 78.9 percent from the free-throw line, which ranks fifth in the Patriot League.
• Perry is grabbing a team-best 8.0 rebounds per game, which ranks sixth among League competitors. The veteran forward is second in the Patriot League in offensive rebounds (3.1 per game) and with only nine more boards, Perry will take over as Loyola's offensive rebounding leader, surpassing Patty Stoffey's (1991-95) record of 247.   
Graduate student Steph Smith is shooting 37.0 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 NAVY
• Loyola and Navy will meet for the 22nd time when the two teams take the court Wednesday.
• The Midshipmen lead the series, 15-6, and hold a slight one-game advantage in the Patriot League series, 3-2.
• Earlier this season, Loyola held Navy to less than 40 points, as the Greyhounds defeated the Mids, 51-38, Wednesday, Jan. 13, in Reitz Arena.
• The teams split a pair of contests during the 2014-15 season, with the home team winning each respective game.
• On Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, Loyola scored the first nine points of the second half to turn a 29-22 deficit to a two-point advantage, 31-29, but Navy came back to hold off the Greyhounds for a 59-50 decision in Annapolis, Maryland.
Earlier that season, Loyola used a 7-2 run in the final two minutes to defeat Navy, 55-49, in Reitz Arena.
• The previous year, Navy swept Loyola, winning in Alumni Hall, 67-44, and in Baltimore, Maryland, 74-50.

LAST TIME OUT
• Despite leading by as many as six points in the first half, Army West Point outscored Loyola in the third quarter to top the Greyhounds, 52-44, Saturday afternoon in Reitz Arena.
• Loyola held Army West Point to 52 points, tying the Black Knights' lowest scoring output this season. Army West Point also scored 52 points at American University earlier this season.
• Army West Point is averaging 68.8 points per game and defeating its opponents by an average of 17.7 points per game. Despite the loss, Loyola fell to the Black Knights by only eight points and held the team to less than 60 points for only the third time this season.
• Senior Jeneh Perry scored a game-best 18 points and tied a career-high set earlier this year against Boston University. She also pulled down a game-best nine rebounds, including three offensive and six defensive boards. Senior Colleen Marshall chipped in 13 points for the Greyhounds, while junior Lisa Mirarchi tied a career-high four steals.
• Despite holding a three-point lead at halftime, 22-19, Loyola was outscored by Army West Point in the third quarter, 20-10.
• The Black Knights opened the frame with seven-unanswered points to take control of the lead for the remainder of the contest.

UP NEXT
• Loyola travels to Boston University Saturday afternoon to take on the Terriers at 2 p.m.