BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team has announced its 29-game schedule for the 2016-17 season, a slate which features 15 home games including a December date with the University of Maryland.
Loyola's non-conference games feature 11 contests against teams from nine different conference affiliations; Reitz Arena will be the venue for six of those matchups.
"We believe we have a very challenging non-conference schedule including six teams that participated in postseason play last year," Head Coach Joe Logan said. "It is always a special treat to host a team with the reputation of the University of Maryland, and we are pleased that we have that game back on our schedule this year. We know that the Patriot League schedule will be difficult and full of surprises this year, but we think that our preseason games will help acclimate us to the tough play as we look to continue last year's success."
Loyola will play six teams that reached postseason action a year ago. Maryland, George Washington and Army West Point played in the NCAA Tournament, Bucknell participated in the WNIT, and Fairfield and UMBC were a part of the WBI field.
The Greyhounds open their season at home against Lipscomb on Friday, Nov. 11, before hitting the road for two away games against Cornell and Fairfield. Cornell will host Loyola on Sunday, Nov. 13, followed by a mid-week matchup at Fairfield on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Returning home to Reitz Arena, the Greyhounds host St. Francis Brooklyn on Saturday, Nov. 19, before playing at Pittsburgh on Monday, Nov. 21.
Loyola then begins a three-game homestand, first against Columbia on Wednesday, Nov. 30, followed by matches against Mount St. Mary's on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Delaware on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
The Greyhounds travel to the home court of crosstown-rival UMBC on Saturday, Dec. 10, before hosting another in-state team, Maryland, on Monday, Dec. 12 at Reitz Arena.
Following the game against the Terps, Loyola takes a break for final exams before traveling to George Washington on Friday, Dec. 23, for it's last non-conference matchup of the season.
Patriot League play begins for the Greyhounds on Friday, Dec. 30, as they host American. The schedule wraps up with the Patriot League Championship, Saturday, March 4-Saturday, March 11. All dates are subject to change; game times, ticket and broadcast information will be announced at a later date on LoyolaGreyhounds.com.
2016-2017 Loyola Women's Basketball Schedule
|Fri.||Nov. 11||Lipscomb||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sun.||Nov. 13||Cornell||A||Ithaca, N.Y.|
|Tues.||Nov. 15||Fairfield||A||Fairfield, Conn.|
|Sat.||Nov. 19||St. Francis Brooklyn||H||Reitz Arena|
|Mon.||Nov. 21||Pittsburgh||A||Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|Wed.||Nov. 30||Columbia||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sat.||Dec. 3||Mount St. Mary's||H||Reitz Arena|
|Wed.||Dec. 7||Delaware||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sat.||Dec. 10||UMBC||A||Catonsville, Md.|
|Mon.||Dec. 12||Maryland||H||Reitz Arena|
|Fri.||Dec. 23||George Washington||A||Washington, D.C.|
|Fri.||Dec. 30||*||American||A||Washington, D.C.|
|Mon.||Jan. 2||*||Lafayette||A||Easton, Pa.|
|Thurs.||Jan. 5||*||Lehigh||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sun.||Jan. 8||*||Army West Point||H||Reitz Arena|
|Wed.||Jan. 11||*||Navy||A||Annapolis, Md.|
|Sat.||Jan. 14||*||Boston University||A||Boston, Mass.|
|Wed.||Jan. 18||*||Bucknell||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sun.||Jan. 22||*||Colgate||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sat.||Jan. 28||*||Lafayette||H||Reitz Arena|
|Wed.||Feb. 1||*||Lehigh||A||Bethlehem, Pa.|
|Sat.||Feb. 4||*||Army West Point||A||West Point, N.Y.|
|Wed.||Feb. 8||*||Navy||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sat.||Feb. 11||*||Boston University||H||Reitz Arena|
|Wed.||Feb. 15||*||Bucknell||A||Lewisburg, Pa.|
|Sat.||Feb. 18||*||Coglate||A||Hamilton, N.Y.|
|Wed.||Feb. 22||*||Holy Cross||H||Reitz Arena|
|Sat.||Feb. 25||*||American||A||Washington, D.C.|
|Wed.||March 1||*||Holy Cross||A||Worcester, Mass.|
|Sat.||March 4||Patriot League First Round||-||Higher Seed|
|Mon.||March 6||Patriot League Quarterfinals||-||Higher Seed|
|Fri.||March 10||Patriot League Semifinals||-||Higher Seed|
|Sat.||March 11||Patriot League Championships||-||HIgher Seed|
|* - Denotes Patriot League game; schedule subject to change.|