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Women's Basketball Hosts Bucknell On Play 4Kay Day

Feb. 16, 2016

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Opponent Bucknell Bison l Play 4Kay
Date Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
Time 7 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 home to the friendly confines of Reitz Arena to host Bucknell University for Play 4Kay Day. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
• On Saturday, Loyola defeated its opponent by 20-plus points for the first time since the 2012-13 season, topping Boston University 67-46 in the Terriers’ Case Gymnasium.
• 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 15.5 points per game, which ranks fourth among Patriot League competitors. Betz-White is averaging 10.2 points per game, while Perry is averaging 10.1.
• Marshall has scored in double figures in 12 of the 13 Patriot League games and has grabbed a League-leading 2.8 steals per game in those contests.
• Throughout the season, Betz-White has shot 76.5 percent from the free-throw line, which ranks eighth in the Patriot League.
• Perry is grabbing a team-best 8.5 rebounds per game, which ranks fifth among League competitors. The veteran forward is second in the Patriot League in offensive rebounds (3.2 per game) and with only two more, Perry will take over as Loyola’s career offensive rebounding leader, surpassing Patty Stoffey’s record of 247 from 1991-95.   

SERIES HISTORY VERSUS BUCKNELL
• Loyola is looking for its first Patriot League win against Bucknell, as the Bison hold a 5-0 advantage in the League series and a 10-5 lead in an all-time series that dates back to 1983.
• In a game that included nine lead changes and five tied scores, Loyola fell to Bucknell earlier this season, 71-64.
• In their first year as Patriot League foes, the Bison swept the Greyhounds, winning on the road, 67-60, and in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 70-49.
• Last season, Bucknell once again defeated Loyola in both matchups, winning in Sojka Pavilion, 66-49, and in Baltimore, Maryland, 72-61.
• Prior to joining the League, Bucknell and Loyola traded games each season, winning each respective road game.

LAST TIME OUT
• Senior Colleen Marshall sparked a 13-0 run in the first quarter to give Loyola an early double-digit lead against Boston University, en route to a 67-46 win Saturday afternoon in Case Gymnasium.
For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the Greyhounds defeated their opponent by 20-plus points.
• With the win, Loyola swept BU for the second time in as many years. 
• Marshall led seven Greyhounds in scoring with a game-high 25 points. Senior Jeneh Perry posted her sixth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while sophomore Bri Betz-White added 15 points, scoring 11 in the second half.
• Loyola opened the contest making five of its first six field goals to pull out to an 11-5 lead with just over six minutes to play in the first quarter.
• During that time, Marshall bookend a 13-0 run with a pair of treys to give the Greyhounds a double-digit lead, which they held for the remainder of the contest.

UP NEXT
• Loyola will host its annual Women In Sports Day event on Sunday when the Greyhounds welcome Colgate University to Reitz Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.