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Women's Basketball Hosts William & Mary Monday Night

Nov. 22, 2015

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Opponent William & Mary Tribe
Date Monday, Nov. 23, 2015
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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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 record of 196-205 in MAAC games and won two MAAC Championships, in 1993 and 1994.

THINGS TO KNOW
• On Monday night, Loyola will host the College of William & Mary for the first time since 2001. The Greyhounds and Tribe will tipoff inside Reitz Arena at 7 p.m.
• The Greyhounds are playing in their fifth game in 10 day, as well as the third-straight home game in the month of November.
• Loyola is coming off a 75-67 win over Norfolk State in the inaugural meeting between the two programs.
• For the first time since November 14, 2014, Loyola recorded 70-plus points in a single game.
• This season, two Greyhounds - sophomore Bri Betz-White and senior Colleen Marshall - are averaging double figures in scoring. Betz-White is averaging a team-best 15.8 points per game, which is ranked sixth among Patriot League competitors. Marshall is averaging 14.8 points per game, which is ranked seventh in the League.
• Marshall's 2.6 assist to turnover ratio is ranked first in the League, while she has recorded a team-best 13 assists this season.
• Senior Diana Logan is shooting 48 percent from the field, including 55 percent from 3-point range. After four games, Logan has made six treys and is tied for eighth in the Patriot League in 3-point field goals made.
• 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.

LAST TIME OUT
Loyola led wire-to-wire Saturday afternoon to defeat Norfolk State University, 75-67, in Reitz Arena.
• The last time Loyola led wire-to-wire was January 17, 2015, at Boston University's Case Gym. The Greyhounds defeated the Terriers in a Patriot League matchup, 63-53.
• For the first time since November 14, 2014, Loyola recorded 70-plus points in a single game.
• Three Greyhounds recorded double figures, including senior Colleen Marshall (28 points), sophomore Bri Betz-White (19) and junior Lisa Mirarchi (12).
• Senior Jeneh Perry and junior Lauren Daugherty grabbed a team-best seven rebounds.

SERIES HISTORY VERSUS WILLIAM & MARY
• William & Mary leads the overall series, 6-3. The Tribe have a record of 2-1 inside Reitz Arena.
• The last three contests between the two teams have been decided by three points or fewer.
• Last year, Loyola fell to William & Mary, 72-71, in the season opener in Williamsburg, Virginia. Senior Colleen Marshall and sophomore Bri Betz-White contributed 28 and 14 points, respectively, as Loyola recorded 10 3-point field goals, which is tied for seventh most in the program's single-game record book.
• Prior to the 2014-15 season, Loyola defeated William & Mary in back-to-back meetings on December 22, 2001, and December 31, 2000. In 2000, the Greyhounds topped the Tribe, 53-50, on the road and then returned home the following season to defeat William & Mary, 60-59, in Reitz Arena.

UP NEXT
• The Greyhounds take a few days off for Thanksgiving before returning to action Saturday to take on Columbia University in New York City. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.