Women's Basketball Faces Rider in First Round of MAAC Tournament

Feb. 27, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College women's basketball team will face Rider in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament beginning Thursday, March 3. The Greyhounds (10-17, 9-9) earned the sixth seed in the championship bracket while the Broncs (8-19, 6-12) landed in the ninth spot.

Loyola swept both games in the series with Rider this season with a 79-65 victory at home and a 62-49 win on the road just three days ago. The two teams met in the first round of last season's tournament with the Greyhounds coming out on top 79-65 for Loyola to advance to the second round.This year's tournament will take place at the HSBC Arena and will commence with No. 5 seed Siena playing No. 10 seed Iona on Thursday at noon. Marist, last year's champion, is this year's No. 1 seed and will have a double bye into Saturday's semifinal.

Here is a look at the first two rounds:
Thursday March 3 [First Round]
No. 5 Siena vs. No. 10 Iona - 12:00 p.m.
No. 7 Saint Peter's vs. No. 8 Manhattan- 2:00 p.m.
No. 6 Loyola vs. No. 9 Rider - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 4 [Second Round]
No. 4 Fairfield vs. Siena/Iona - 9:15 a.m.
No. 2 Canisius vs. Saint Peter's/Manhattan - 11:15 a.m.
No. 3 Niagara vs. Loyola/Rider - 1:15 p.m.