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Second Leg Of Women's Basketball Road Swing

Nneka Offodile

Nneka Offodile

Feb. 8, 2013

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Opponent Canisius Golden Griffins
Date Saturday, February 9, 2013
Time 1 p.m.
Location Buffalo, N.Y. | Koessler Athletic Center
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The Last Meeting
Canisius60
Loyola Maryland46
January 24, 2013
Reitz Arena
Women's Basketball Falls To Canisius On Field Trip Day
The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team fell, 60-46, to Canisius on Field Trip Day at Reitz Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

The Greyhounds
• All 13 Greyhounds have tallied points this season, while seven have reached double figures in scoring. Katie Sheahin leads Loyola with 297 points, 63 assists, and 52 steals. Alyssa Sutherland follows in second with 176 points, and leading the team with 114 rebounds. 
Nneka Offodile and Nai Brown lead the team from the floor, shooting a team-high 47 percent.
Nicole Krusen leads the team from the charity stripe, making 92 percent of her shots from the line. The junior leads the program shooting 88 percent at the free-throw line.
• Loyola boasts a 8-2 record when outshooting its foe .
• When holding opponents to less than 60 points, the Greyhounds are 8-3. 
• In the MAAC, Loyola isseventh in defensive rebounding, recording 267 boards in 11 games, an average of 24.3 per game.  
• Loyola is holding its MAAC competitors to 38 percent from the floor, and 28 percent from behind the arc. 
• The Greyhounds were picked to finish third in the MAAC pre-season coaches poll. 

Last Time Out
• The Greyhounds dropped their first contest in two weeks, loosing to the Niagara Purple Eagles, 58-47, in the Gallagher Center. 
• Senior Katie Sheahin led the Greyounds on the scoreboard, tabbing 12 points and eight rebounds. 
• Good things came in pairs Thursday afternoon, as Sheahin and Nicole Krusen made back-to-back three-point field goals twice in the second half. 
Kara Marshall recorded her second block of the season, and fifth of her career. 
Nneka Offodile tied her career-best Thursday afternoon, recording three assists against Niagara, doing the same at George Washington in 2011. 
• Sheahin moved into second place in program history, shooting four field-goals, and 136 during her career. The senior guard passed Mary Anne Kirsch who recorded 491 shots from the floor during her four years at Loyola (`95-'99).
• The Greyhounds were down by as much as 14 in the second half, and came within eight three times before the Purple Eagles regained the lead with shots from the line. 
• Niagara went to the charity stripe 22 times, as compared to the 10 trips by Loyola.  

Scouting the Golden Griffins
• Canisius College enters Saturday's contest, 8-14, with the latest loss over Saint Peter's, 74-65, in the Koessler Athletic Center
• Thursday's loss was the fourth-straight for the Golden Griffins, falling to 5-6, in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. 
• Ashley Wilkes, Tiahana Mills, and Ashley Durham all scored double digits against the Peacocks, while Wilkes was the only Golden Griffin to record a double-double Thursday night. 
• Durham ended her streak of 27 consecutive made free throws, after going 4-8 from the line against Saint Peter's. The senior leads the Griffs for the season, averaging 11 points per game. She is the only player to average double digits on the scoreboard. 
• Wilkes leads the rebounding effort, averaging 6.5 boards per game. 
• Canisius sits second in the MAAC in free throw percentage, making 138 of its 181 attempts. Durham and Crystal Porter lead the Golden Griffins from the line, shooting 89 and 88 percent, respectively.
• The Griffs rank third against conference foes, averaging 38.5 offensive rebounds a contest. 

Series with Canisius
• Canisius leads the series by one, 27-28, over the past 24 years. 
• Last season the two teams split the series, as Canisius and Loyola both won at home, 65-55, in Buffalo and 70-62 in Reitz Arena. 
• This season, the Greyhounds dropped the first matchup with the Golden Griffins, 60-46, on Field Trip Day in Reitz Arena. 
Alyssa Sutherland led with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Katie Sheahin chipped in nine points and seven rebounds. Kara Marshall had a team-high four assists against Canisius.
• Ashley Durham made 11 shots from behind the arc, a team-high for the season. 
• In the last seven matchups, Loyola only lost two games, one at home and one away. 

Up Next
• Loyola returns home to host the Manhattan Jaspers Friday, February 15 for a 7 p.m. tipoff in Reitz Arena. 

Women In Sports Day
• The team will host Women in Sports Day Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
• Girls throughout the community may tour Reitz Arena and participate in a multitude of activities before watching the team take on Marist College for a 3 p.m. tipoff. After the game, spectators may come to the court and get autographs from a number of Greyhound female athletes, including the women's basketball team. 

Loyola vs. The MAAC
• Loyola is currently ranked eighth in the MAAC, going 4-7 in 11 contests. 
• The Greyhounds are tied for fourth in the MAAC, recording 96 steals this season. Loyola shares the position with Iona. 
Katie Sheahin ranks third in steals, averaging 3.0 per game, while taking the number four spot in defensive rebounds. 
• Junior Nicole Krusen takes the number five spot in three-point field goal percentage. The guard is making 39 percent of her attempts from behind the arc. 
• Teammate Nneka Offodile is tied for 10th with nine blocked shots against conference foes this season. 
• Rookie Tiffany Padgett is also making a statement in the conference ranked sixth in offensive rebounds, and averaging 2.8 per contest. 
• Loyola was picked to finish third in the MAAC preseason coaches poll. The Greyhounds finished only 16 points behind Niagara University. In a unanimous vote, the seven-time defending champion Marist College Red Foxes took first.  
• The Greyhounds are 193-200 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 73-65 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
• Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
• The Greyhounds are 119-81 at home against the MAAC, including 42-27 under Logan.
• The Greyhounds are 78-116 on the road against the MAAC, including 31-37 under Logan.

Shining Sheahin
• Senior Katie Sheahin leads the Greyhounds on the scoreboard, averaging 14.9 points per game, and scoring a season-best 25 points against Army on Dec. 10, 2012.
• Sheahin matched what was her career-best twice this season, going 8-8 from the charity stripe against No. 5 Maryland ( 11/11/12) and Army (12/10/12), but a month later the senior made nine free throws against Rider (1/13/13).
• The guard enters her final season as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, earning a spot on the preseason conference first team. 
• Sheahin led the Greyhounds in scoring last season, totaling 453 points for an average of 15.1 per game. She was the fourth player in Greyhound history to average more than 15 points per game since 1990, joining Patty Stoffey, Lynn Albert and former teammate Miriam McKenzie.
• Sheahin scored 20-plus points three times last season, including back-to-back games against George Washington and American. She tied her career-high with 28 points at George Washington. This season Sheahin looks to break her 20-plus point game season-record, as the guard scored 20-plus points in five games.  

New Kids on the Block
• All four freshmen made their collegiate debut in the season opener against the Hartford Hawks Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. 
Diana Logan was the first rookie to score double digits against UMBC Nov. 17, 2012. The guard went 4-8 from the field, connecting on one basket from downtown. Three weeks later, Logan would record a repeat performance, posting 10 points against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Logan has posted double figures five times this season. 
• Center Tiffany Padgett scored a double-double in the conference season opener, recording 10 points and 10 rebounds in 31 minutes of action. The Laurel, Md., native was the first rookie to record a double-double during the 2012-13 season. 
• The freshmen class has played 943 minutes, scoring 242 points in 22 games. 

Conference Opener Opens Doors
• Despite a loss in the conference season opener January 4th against the Fairfield University Stags, three Greyhounds posted career-high numbers in Alumni Hall. 
• Rookie Tiffany Padgett scored her first career double-double for the inaugural start of her career. The center earned a spot on the starting lineup and proved to be an asset, recording ten points and ten rebounds. The Laurel, Md., native went 5-9 from the floor.
• Fellow classmate Jeneh Perry grabbed a career-best four boards against the Stags on their home court. The freshman also recorded two thefts, one better than her previous career-high. 
• Sophomore Nai Brown led the bench in points, tabbing a career-best nine points for the Greyhounds. The guard went 4-5 from the field, connecting on one shot from behind the arc.

Toeing the Line
• During the non-conference schedule, the Hounds averaged 14.8 free throws per game. In MAAC play, the Greyhounds have averaged 10.1 free-throw attempts per contest. In those games, Loyola made 120 of its 178 attempts. 

She's Making the List...and Checking it Twice
• Senior guard Katie Sheahin was named the 2011-12 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, as voted on by the league's coaches.
• It was the second-straight year Sheahin earned the honor, becoming just the second player in conference history to be named Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons.
• In 2011-12, Sheahin led the conference with 3.4 steals per game, recording 102 total thefts, the second-most in school history.
• She also ranked fourth in blocks at 1.1 per game, turning back 34 last season.

Home Sweet Home
• The Greyhounds are 7-3 at Reitz Arena this year.
• Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 58-40 on the home hardwood.

And the Award Goes To...
Katie Sheahin was the first Greyhound to receive MAAC weekly honors during the 2012-13 season. The senior guard was awarded player of the week Dec. 17, 2012, after recording a season-high 25 points against Army in Christl Arena. 

Cruisin' Down the Hardwood
• Junior Nicole Krusen recorded her first career double-double against UMBC Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. The guard posted 15 points and 10 boards, going 5-8 from behind the arc. 
• The junior leads the Greyhounds in shots from the line, connecting on 11 of 12 attempts from the charity stripe this season. 
• From downtown, Krusen ranks fifth in the conference making 40 percent of her shot from three-point range. She also ranks fifth in three-point field goals made.
• Krusen led the Loyola reserves last season with 3.9 points per game. The six-foot guard connected on 31-of-90 3-point attempts in 2011-12, leading the team at 34.4-percent.   

Moving Forward
• In the post, the Greyhounds are led by Alyssa Sutherland and Tiffany Padgett, averaging 8.0 and 4.5 points per game, respectively. 
• Sutherland averages 5.2 boards, and is currently second on the tream in rebounds. Sutherland scored double-digits in three-consecutive games recording six assists and three blocks in those contests. 
Nneka Offodile takes the top spot in blocks, recording 18 this season, and holding a top-10 spot in the conference. She is one of four Greyhounds that have grabbed 10-plus boards this season, including Padgett, Sutherland, and Nicole Krusen.

Front of the Line
Nicole Krusen leads the Greyhounds from the line, going 11-12, or 92 percent. Freshman Diana Logan follows close behind at .778 from the charity stripe.
• Four Greyhounds have hit 100 percent of their shots from the line, and of those four, they have accomplished the feat 14 times.  
• On Nov. 20, the Greyhounds shot a season-best 92 percent from the free-throw-line, making 12 of their 13 attempts. 
• In 2011-12, the Greyhounds finished fourth in the MAAC, hitting 72.0-percent (391-of-543) of their free-throw attempts.
• The percentage ranked as the fifth-highest single-season team percentage in Loyola history.

Double Digit Divas
• Seven Greyhounds have tabbed double-digit points this season, scoring a combined 1,062 points. 
Katie Sheahin started the 2012-13 season where she ended last season. The senior scored in double-figures in 11-straight games to end the 2011-12 season. This year Sheahin posted double figures for the first five games, 15 total during her final season. 
• Two rookies scored double figures, including Diana Logan who scored 10 points after only two collegiate contests. Tiffany Padgett was the first freshman to record a double-double in the conference season opener at Fairfield University.
• Forwards Alyssa Sutherland and Nneka Offodile recorded double figures for the Greyhounds, while guard Kara Marshall recorded a game-high 18 points at Manhattan Jan. 18, 2013.
• Junior Nicole Krusen scored double-digits thanks to her strength behind the arc, shooting five-plus three-pointers at UMBC, and 12 points off four-threes against Saint Peter's. 

Not Your Average Joe
• Head coach Joe Logan enters his eighth season at the helm for the Greyhounds, with a 118-118 career record. He has led Loyola to two MAAC Title games, and a WNIT invitation in 2009.
• Logan became the all-time winningest coach in Loyola women's basketball history with a, 67-54, win at Siena on January 7, 2012. 
• Logan has led Loyola to two 20-plus win seasons in his tenure, including tying a program record with 21 wins in 2010-11.
• Logan is assisted by Alisha Mosley, Jill Glessner, Keith Booth, and Director of Basketball Operations Erica DiClemente.

Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open
• Once again throughout the 2012-13 season, all home games will be broadcast free of charge at "Hounds Unleashed", and available for viewing on computers and most mobile devices. Fans can listen to the actoin online, as Brady Seabolt provides commentary during those home contests. 
• At away games, fans can stay up-to-date with the latest action and stats online and through select mobile devices.