Final Game Notes
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
Loyola completed 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.
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For the first time since the 2010-11 season, Loyola played for a conference title after winning back-to-back Patriot League Championship games against Navy and Bucknell in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, respectively.
The Greyhounds finished 16-16 on the year, after completing a tough non-conference schedule that included two NCAA Tournament teams, two Women's National Invitation Tournament participants and two programs that participated in the Women's Basketball Invitational.
While Loyola won a school-record 11 Patriot League games, the Greyhounds also earned the No. 3 seed in the conference championships and tied the biggest turnaround from a previous season for any team in Patriot League women's basketball history.
The Greyhounds swept five League foes and landed on SportsCenter Top 10 three times throughout the season, including Monday March 7, following their 44-42 win over sixth-seeded Navy in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Championships.
Loyola went on to upset No. 2 Bucknell, the regular-season co-champion, in the semifinals. The 65-53 victory was the first win over the Bison since joining the Patriot League in 2013-14.
Heading into the championship game, the Greyhounds put together six-straight victories for the first time since the 2011-12 season when Loyola won six-consecutive MAAC games through the months of January and February.
Seniors Colleen Marshall and Jeneh Perry were named to All-Patriot League Teams at the close of the regular season. Marshall garnered spots on both the first team and All-Defensive Team, while Perry was voted to the League's third team.
Marshall, a unanimous first-team selection, became Loyola's first-ever All-Patriot League First Team honoree and the first Greyhound to earn first-team honors since 2012. She was also the only League player to earn a spot on the first team and the defensive team after picking up All-Patriot League Second Team accolades last season.
Perry, making her first-ever appearance on an all-League team, became Loyola's first forward to earn an all-conference honor since Lauren Troupe (2002-06) garnered All-MAAC First Team accolades in 2005-06.
Marshall and sophomore Bri Betz-White were named to the all-tournament team for their play in getting Loyola to the championship game.