|Date||Monday, Nov. 16, 2015|
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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.
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.