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Women's Basketball Travels To Villanova Monday

Nov. 15, 2015

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Opponent Villanova Wildcats
Date Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
Time 7 p.m.
Location Philadelphia, Pa. | The Pavilion
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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
• Loyola is beginning 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 MAAC record of 196-205 in conference games. During that time, Loyola claimed two MAAC Tournament Championships, in 1993 and 1994.

THINGS TO KNOW
• Loyola is coming off a 57-52 win over Lipscomb Friday night at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
• For the first time since the 2009-10 season, Loyola is 1-0 to start the year.
• The Greyhounds return nine players from a team that went 7-23 overall last season.
• Loyola is one of 25 NCAA Division I programs to return all five starters from the 2014-15 season.
• Senior Colleen Marshall was one of two guards to be named to the Preseason All-Patriot Team. She became the seventh player under head coach Joe Logan to earn a preseason conference honor.
• The Greyhounds were picked to finish eighth in the Patriot League Preseason Poll.
• Last season, Marshall led the offense with 13.4 points per game and was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team. She ranked sixth in the Patriot League in conference only games with 13.8 points per game and added a League-best 2.6 steals per game.
• Sophomore Bri Betz-White was named to the League's five-member all-rookie team and was second on the team with 8.6 point per game. She became the first Loyola freshman since 2012 to score 20-plus points in a single contest, scoring a career-high 23 points in a win over Boston University, 63-53, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015.
• Last season, senior Jeneh Perry grabbed a team-best 6.9 rebounds per game and led the Patriot League in offensive rebounds (3.4 rpg).

LAST TIME OUT
• Loyola opened the 2015-16 regular season with a win over Lipscomb University, 57-52, Friday night in Allen Arena
• Sophomore Bri Betz-White tied a career-high with 23 points, while senior Collen Marshall scored 12 points and senior Jeneh Perry led the team with eight rebounds.
• Loyola trailed Lipscomb by six at the half, but returned to shoot 43.8 percent from the floor to outscore the Bisons, 40-29, through the final 20 minutes.

SERIES HISTORY VERSUS VILLANOVA
• Loyola and Villanova will meet for the sixth time in program history when the teams take the court on Monday.
• The Greyhounds hold a 3-2 advantage in the series, dating back to 1977.
• The Wildcats will host Loyola for the first time since 2006.
• The 2006 season was also the same year head coach Joe Logan took over the Greyhounds' basketball program.
• Logan is 2-0 when taking on the Wildcats, winning the last to matchups in 2006 and 2007.

UP NEXT
• Loyola will host former Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rival Fairfield University Wednesday evening for the Greyhounds' home opener in Reitz Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.