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Women's Basketball Returns To Action Sunday To Host UMBC

Dec. 18, 2015

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Opponent UMBC Retrievers
Date Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015
Time Noon
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARYLAND
• Loyola is in 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
• After having a 12-day break for exams, Loyola returns to action to face UMBC Sunday at Reitz Arena. Tipoff is set for noon.
• Sunday’s game marks the first home game in 26 days, as the Greyhounds played four-straight matchups on the road - at Columbia, Old Dominion, Mount St. Mary’s and No. 6 Maryland.
• Most recently, Loyola fell to No. 6 Maryland, 97-47, Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the XFINITY Center.
• This season, three Greyhounds - sophomore Bri Betz-White and seniors Colleen Marshall and Jeneh Perry - are averaging double figures in scoring. Marshall is averaging a team-best 15.0 points per game, which is ranked sixth among Patriot League competitors. Betz-White is averaging 12.7 points per game, while Perry is averaging 10.1 points per game.
• Betz-White is shooting 83.7 percent from the free-throw line, which is ranked sixth in the League.
• Perry has scored in double figures in four of the last five games games and is shooting 47.4 percent from the floor, which is ranked fifth in the Patriot League. She is also grabbing a team-best 7.7 rebounds per game. 
• The Greyhounds returned 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.

SERIES HISTORY VERSUS UMBC
• Loyola holds a 25-13 overall record against UMBC, and a 5-4 record under head coach Joe Logan.
• The crosstown rivalry dates back to 1973, when the two programs were members of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW).
• Last season, UMBC defeated Loyola, 81-58, in Catonsville, Maryland.

LAST TIME OUT
• Loyola fell to No. 6 Maryland, 97-47, Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the XFINITY Center.
• Senior Diana Logan was one-point shy of tying a career-best, scoring 19 points against the nationally ranked Terrapins. Logan made a career-high five 3-point field goals, which is tied for fifth in Loyola’s single-game record books. Senior Jeneh Perry grabbed a team-best six rebounds.
• Maryland held a 10-point advantage at the close of the first quarter, 22-12, but Logan and senior Colleen Marshall opened the following frame with a pair of treys to cut the Terrapins’ lead to four, 22-18, with 8:49 remaining in the second quarter.
• Loyola kept the deficit within single digits for the next three minutes, but Maryland used a 22-2 run to close out the half and lead the game by double figures for the remainder of the contest.

UP NEXT
• The Greyhounds travel to Brooklyn Heights, New York, to face St. Francis Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m.