|Opponent||Holy Cross Crusaders|
|Date||Wednesday, March 2, 2016|
|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 plays in its final game of the 2015-16 regular season Wednesday when it hosts College of the Holy Cross for senior night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
• Prior to the game, the Greyhounds will honor seniors Diana Logan , Colleen Marshall and Jeneh Perry ; as well as graduate student Steph Smith in a short ceremony at half court.
• With a record of 10-7 in the Patriot League, Loyola has secured a bye for the first round of the 2015-16 Patriot League Tournament. This will mark the first year since joining the Patriot League that the Greyhounds can finish the regular season no lower than the sixth seed.
• For the third-straight contest, Loyola held its opponent to less than 10 points in the first quarter on Saturday when it defeated American, 55-50, in Washington, D.C.
• For the first time since the 2012-13 season, Loyola has put together three-straight wins.
• Marshall and sophomore Bri Betz-White are averaging double figures in scoring, led by Marshall with 15.1 points per game. This season, she ranks fifth in points per game among Patriot League competitors and 13th in 3-point field goals made (1.5). Betz-White is averaging 10.4 points per game, which ranks 14th in the League.
• Marshall has scored in double figures in all but two League games and has grabbed 44 steals to average 2.6 per game. Holy Cross’ Infiniti Thomas-Waheed is the only other Patriot League competitor to record more steals, with 48 (2.8 per game).
• Perry is grabbing a team-best 8.9 rebounds per game, which ranks third among League competitors. The veteran forward is second in the Patriot League in offensive rebounds (3.5 per game) and took over as Loyola’s career offensive rebounding leader on Wednesday, Feb. 17, surpassing Patty Stoffey’s record of 247 from 1991-95. Entering the Holy Cross game, she has 267 offensive rebounds.
SERIES HISTORY VERSUS HOLY CROSS
• Loyola and Holy Cross will meet for the second time in 14 days, as the teams take the court Wednesday night.
• The Crusaders own a one-game lead in the all-time series, 4-3, including a 3-2 advantage in Patriot League play.
• Earlier this season, Loyola defeated Holy Cross, 59-49, in Worcester, Massachusetts. The win marked the second-straight victory at the Hart Center for the Greyhounds, after splitting the series last season and defeating the Crusaders, 57-51, in Massachusetts. The victory also marked Loyola’s 500th program win.
• In their first year as Patriot League foes, the Crusaders swept the Greyhounds, winning on the road, 80-65, and at home, 59-49.
• Loyola and Holy Cross first met in 1990 as members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Crusaders topped the Greyhounds, 82-50, in Massachusetts.
• Nine years later, Loyola defeated Holy Cross, 64-57, at the First Union Hawk Classic Tournament.
LAST TIME OUT
• Loyola completed the season sweep and defeated American, 55-50, Saturday afternoon in Bender Arena.
• Senior Colleen Marshall led the Greyhounds with 16 points, while sophomore Bri Betz-White chipped in 15. Senior Jeneh Perry recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
• Loyola scored three of its five treys in the first quarter, while defensively holding American to less than 10 points in both the first and second quarters, but American put up a fight, as the game included six tied scores and six lead changes.
• With 8:24 to play in the fourth quarter, American hit a three-pointer to tie the score for the final time, 40-40, but Betz-White matched it with her own trey to secure the lead for the Greyhounds.