|Opponent||St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers|
|Date||Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015|
|Location||Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. | Pope Physical Education Center|
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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
Loyola travels to Brooklyn Heights, New York, to face St. Francis Brooklyn Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Tuesday's contest will mark the final non-conference matchup of the regular season, as the Greyhounds open Patriot League play Wednesday, Dec. 30, against American University.
Most recently, Loyola fell to UMBC, 52-46, Sunday afternoon in Reitz Arena.
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 14.2 points per game, which is tied for sixth among Patriot League competitors. Betz-White is averaging 12.3 points per game, while Perry is averaging 10.0 points per game.
Betz-White is shooting 82.4 percent from the free-throw line, which is ranked sixth in the League.
Perry has scored in double figures in four of the last six games games and is shooting 46.4 percent from the floor, which is ranked sixth in the Patriot League. She is also grabbing a team-best 8.7 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 ST. FRANCIS BROOKLYN
Loyola leads the all-time series, 6-4, versus St. Francis Brooklyn.
The Terriers won the inaugural meeting in New York, 73-57, in 1986.
Following the inaugural meeting, the two squads met a total of seven times as members of the ECAC Metropolitan Conference (1986-89). During that time, Loyola held a 4-3 advantage.
After Loyola left the ECAC Metro and joined the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 1990, the Greyhounds and Terriers squared off in a pair of non-conference matchups in 1990 and `91, which Loyola won by fewer than 12 combined points.
LAST TIME OUT
On Sunday, Loyola fell to UMBC, 52-46, in the team's final home non-conference game of the regular season.
Graduate student Steph Smith scored a career-high 12 points, shooting 4-of-7 from behind the arc. Sophomore Bri Betz-White added nine points, while senior Jeneh Perry was one-point shy of a double-double, recording nine points and grabbing a career-best 18 rebounds.
Perry was one-board shy of tying a Loyola single-game record, as only Patty Stoffey (1991-95) grabbed more rebounds in a single game. Stoffey set the single-game school record at 19 rebounds against Niagara University in 1991.
Loyola opens its 2015-16 Patriot League slate Wednesday, Dec. 30, hosting American University at 4:30 p.m.
The game is part of a doubleheader series with Loyola and American, as the men's teams will face off at 7:30 p.m.