The Loyola University Maryland women’s basketball team plays its third game in the span of one week as they travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center for a rare 11 a.m. tip on Friday, November 18.
Loyola finished 2-5 away from home in non-conference games in 2010-11. The team’s last non-conference road win came in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament when the Greyhounds defeated Old Dominion, 67-65.
The Greyhounds are coming off a, 42-38, win over Navy while Pittsburgh dropped its first game, 60-37, to Hampton.
Scouting the Panthers
Pittsburgh finished the 2010-11 season 14-17 overall and 5-11 in the BIG EAST conference.
The Panthers dropped their season-opener against Hampton, falling 60-37, at the hands of the Lady Pirates.
Pittsburgh was picked to finish 12th in the 2011-12 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll.
The Panthers are the youngest team in NCAA Division I in 2011-12 with seven sophomores and five freshmen.
Pittsburgh welcomes seven new faces this year, with six true freshmen.
This marks the third meeting between the Panthers and the Greyhounds, as the teams face-off in Pittsburgh for the second-straight year.
The Panthers have won each of the previous two matchups, including a 73-45 victory last season at the Peterson Events Center.
Pittsburgh Associate Head Coach Patty Coyle was the head coach at Loyola University Maryland for six seasons from 1992-1998
She stands as the all-time winningest coach in program history with a record of 100-77 and guided the Greyhounds to the MAAC championship game four times in five years.
Loyola captured tournament titles in 1994 and 1995, making the school's only two NCAA tournament appearances in those two seasons.
Loyola vs. the BIG EAST
Loyola is 7-19 all-time against current members of the BIG EAST conference.
The Greyhounds have three victories apiece over Villanova and Georgetown and one against Seton Hall.
Loyola only has a winning record against Villanova, going 3-2 against the Wildcats
The Greyhounds last defeated a BIG EAST opponent on Nov. 11, 2007 when they beat Villanova 49-47 at home. The team’s last road win over a BIG EAST team was on Dec. 28, 2006 also against Villanova.
Current Greyhounds vs. Pittsburgh
Nine current Greyhounds appeared in last year’s meeting with the Panthers.
Miriam McKenzie led Loyola with 12 points and six rebounds while also dishing out three assists.
Alyssa Sutherland scored eight points, which was a career-high at the time, on 3-of-7 shooting.
Katie Sheahin contributed eight points in the contest to go with three assists in two steals