|Opponent||Boston University Terriers|
|Date||Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016|
|Location||Boston, Mass. | Case Gym|
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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 hits the road to take on Boston University Saturday in the Terriers’ Case Gym. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.
• The Greyhounds are looking for their first win in the month of February after recording a winning record of 5-3 in January.
• Loyola recently made the quick trip to Annapolis, Maryland, where the Greyhounds fell to Navy, 45-38, Wednesday night in Alumni Hall.
• 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 15.0 points per game, which ranks fourth among Patriot League competitors. Perry and Betz-White are each averaging 10.0 points per game.
• Marshall has scored in double figures in 11 of the 12 Patriot League games and has grabbed a League-leading 2.9 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 8.3 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 six more boards, Perry will take over as Loyola’s offensive rebounding leader, surpassing Patty Stoffey’s (1991-95) record of 247.
SERIES HISTORY VERSUS BOSTON UNIVERSITY
• Loyola and Boston University will meet for the seventh time when the teams take the court Saturday afternoon.
• The all-time series is tied at three wins each, while the Greyhounds hold a 3-2 advantage in the Patriot League regular season series.
• Loyola has won the last three meetings, including the matchup earlier this season. Senior Jeneh Perry scored a career-high 18 points in the game, and grabbed a game-best 17 rebounds, to lead the Greyhounds to a 63-54 victory over the Terriers Saturday, Jan. 16, in Reitz Arena.
• 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-point field goals to lead Loyola to a 66-55 victory.
• In Loyola and BU’s first year in the League, the Terriers swept the Greyhounds, winning both regular season contests, as well as a matchup in the first round of the 2013-14 Patriot League Tournament.
LAST TIME OUT
• With just under two minutes to play in the fourth quarter, senior Colleen Marshall pulled Loyola within one, 39-38, but Navy closed out the game with six-unanswered points to push the Midshipmen past the Greyhounds, 45-38, Wednesday night.
• Marshall led Loyola with 11 points, while sophomore Bri Betz-White chipped in nine points, including seven in the second quarter. Senior Jeneh Perry grabbed a game-best 14 rebounds.
• Navy held Loyola to only four points in the first quarter, but the Greyhounds came back to outscore the Mids, 13-9, in the second frame. Perry and Betz-White recorded 11 of the team’s 13 points, and helped Loyola pull within three, 20-17, to close out the first half.
• Junior Lisa Mirarchi pulled Loyola within one, 20-19, to open the third quarter, but the two teams went on to each score 12 third-quarter points to once again give the Midshipmen a three-point advantage, this time 32-29 at the end of the third frame.
• Navy opened the final quarter scoring seven of the frame’s first nine points, before Loyola put together a 7-0 run that was capped off by Marshall’s layup with under two minutes to play.
• From that point on, Navy closed out the contest with six-unanswered points, including four from the charity stripe.
• Loyola returns home to host Bucknell University Wednesday night at 7 p.m.