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Women's Basketball Hosts Non-Conference Rival Towson

Katie Sheahin has scored double digits in all four games.
Katie Sheahin has scored double digits in all four games.

Nov. 24, 2012

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Opponent Towson Tigers
Date Sunday, November 25, 2012
Time 2 p.m.
Location Baltimore Md. | Reitz Arena
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Last Time Out
• Loyola enters Sunday’s match coming off a loss to future Patriot League foe Navy, in a 71-60 game in Alumni Hall. 
• Senior Katie Sheahin posted her fourth-consecutive double digit score, totaling 63 points in the 2012-13 season alone. 
• Fellow classmate Alyssa Sutherland led the team in points against Navy, going 6-11 from the field, and connecting on two free throws. The senior leads the team in rebounds, averaging 5.8 a game. 
• Junior Nicole Krusen continued her hot-streak from behind the arc, making three of her four three-point attempts against Navy. 
• The Greyounds went 12-13 from the free-throw line on Tuesday, a season-high 92.3 percent for Loyola. 

Scouting the Tigers
• Three Tigers scored double figures to pull out a 62-44 victory over the UMBC Retrievers, on Tuesday night. Both Loyola and Towson have brought home wins from UMBC, the first of the season for the Greyhounds, and the third win for the Tigers. 
• Nyree Williams scored a career-high 22 points against UMBC, combined with 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Williams averages 12.7 points/rebounds per game. 
• Tanisha McTiller scored 11 points, and was just shy of a double-double, with nine boards. Michelle Peebles was the third Tiger to score double digits, recording ten points. 
• Towson tallied their third consecutive game scoring 30 plus points in the paint, after playing the Retrievers on Tuesday. The Tigers have also out rebounded every team this season, recording 47 total boards to UMBC’s 29. 

Series with Towson
• Towson leads the series 26-12 against the Greyhounds. 
• The first Loyola win was recorded in 1977, as the Greyhounds defeated the Tigers 71-51. 
• The Greyhounds are 6-11 at contests held in Reitz Arena, with the last victory in 2004.  
• Last year, a buzzer-beater layup by Towson ended the game 56-54. The Greyhounds lost a hard faught battle, as the teams tied three times, and the leader changed twice. The Greyhounds had three players score double-digits, while Towson’s Krystin Fields tabbed a 20 point game, recording 14 rebounds and two steals. 

Up Next
• Loyola heads to Howard for a 7 p.m. tip off on Wednesday, Nov. 28. 

Loyola vs. The MAAC
• Loyola was picked to finish third in the 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 went 9-9 in conference play last season, notching a 6-3 record against teams when playing them for a second time.
• Marist was the only team that swept Loyola during the regular-season. The Greyhounds split with every other team besides Siena, who they beat in both meetings.
• The Greyhounds are 192-191 all-time against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents, including 69-57 under Head Coach Joe Logan.
• Logan has the most wins of any Loyola head coach in program history against conference opponents.
• The Greyhounds are 115-79 at home against the MAAC, including 38-25 under Logan.
• The Greyhounds are 78-111 on the road against the MAAC, including 31-32 under Logan.

Shining Sheahin
• Junior guard Katie Sheahin 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 also led the team in steals with 102, the second most in a single season in Loyola history, as well as assists with 93, and blocks with 34.
• She ranks fifth all-time at Loyola with 94 career blocks and was one of the top guards in the country last season, at 1.1 blocks per game. She finished the 2011-12 season ranked fourth in the MAAC.
• Last season, she scored in double figures in 11-straight games to end the year.
• Over that stretch, Sheahin averaged 16.4 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals.
• 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.

New Kids on the Block
• All five freshman made their collegiate debut in the season opener agaisnt the Hartford Hawks. 
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. 
• The freshman class has played for 135 minutes, scoring 30 points in four games. 

Checking the List 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.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Katie Sheahin scored her 1,000th career point against Iona on Feb. 10, 2012, becoming the 20th player in Greyhound history to reach the achievement.
• It was the second season in a row that the Greyhounds had a junior reach the 1,000-point mark after Miriam McKenzie did so in 2010-11.

Home Sweet Home
• The Greyhounds are 0-1 at Reitz Arena, tied with games on the road. 
• Head coach Joe Logan has led the team to 31-33 on the home hardwood, with a 0-1 record this season. 

Marshall Madness 
• Sophomore guard Kara Marshall earned 2012 preseason All-MAAC second team honors, in only her second year as a Greyhound.  
• Marshall finished her rookie year ranked second on the Loyola All-Time Freshman scoring list with 329 points last season. Only Patty Stoffey scored more points as a freshman at Loyola with 443 in the 1991-92 season.
• Marshall finished the 2011-12 season ranked ninth in the MAAC in conference games at 13.0 points per game, and ranked second among freshman overall in scoring at 11.0 points per game. Overall, she ranked first in the conference among freshmen in steals (2.0 per game) and third in 3-point field goals made (1.5).
• Last season, she tied for fifth in three-point field goals made with 45, and also was ninth in free-throw percentage, connecting on 78-of-96 (81.3-percent) from the line.
• The 5-8 guard earned a spot on the 2011-12 All-MAAC Rookie team.

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 ten boards, going 5-8 from behind the arc. 
• 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 2011-12, the Greyhounds were led by Alyssa Sutherland and Nneka Offodile in the post, with Sutherland averaging 6.8 points and Offodile averaging 5.8 per game.
• Sutherland also averaged 5.0 rebounds and was second on the team with 74 assists and tied for fourth with 53 steals last season.
• Sutherland was in double figures six times last season, including a career-high 18 points in a win at Niagara. She also had four or more rebounds 17 times.
• Offodile pulled down 4.8 rebounds per game and was second on the team with 20 blocks in 2011-12. She shot 82.5-percent (33-for-40) from the free-throw line.
• Offodile also scored in double figures six times last season, with a career-high 11 points twice and recorded five or more rebounds 16 times.

Hitting the Free Ones
• Four Greyhounds have crushed every shot from the line, including Nicole Krusen, Alyssa Sutherland, Steph Smith, and rookie Tiffany Padgett. Junior Nneka Offodile follows close behind, hitting .833 percent from the free-throw line, going 5-6 in the 2012-13 season. 
• Senior Katie Sheahin went 8-8 fom the free-throw line against Maryland in 2012. 
• 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 Trouble
• Sheahin started the 2012-13 season where she ended last season. 
• Offensively, the senior posted double figures for every game of the 2012-13 season. 
• Last season, Katie Sheahin scored in double figures in 11-straight games to end the year.
• Over that stretch, Sheahin averaged 16.4 points per game to go with 5.4 rebounds and 3.4 steals.

Not Your Average Joe
• Head coach Joe Logan enters his eighth season at the helm for the Greyhounds, with a 110-108 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. 
• Coach 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.

The Last Meeting
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December 29, 2011
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Towson's Buzzer Beater Knocks Off Loyola, 56-54
The Loyola University Maryland women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought, physical contest at the buzzer Thursday evening, as Towson's Krystal Parnell dropped in a layup as time expired to give the Tigers a 56-54 victory at the Towson Center. Katie Sheahin (above) had a team-high 15 points.


 

 

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