No. 8 Maryland beats Loyola, Md. 89-53
The Patriot League men's and women's basketball tournaments will expand to 10 teams next season to account for the additions of Loyola (Md.) and Boston University.
Tianna Hawkins scored 26 of her 33 points in the first half and No. 5 Maryland cruised to an 88-45 victory over crosstown rival Loyola on Sunday night.
Maryland 76, Loyola (Md.) 43
Erica Allenspach scored 21 points and Marist (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) clinched an NCAA tournament bid for the sixth straight season with a 63-45 victory over Loyola (Md.) on Monday.
Lynetta Kizer scored a season-high 21 points, Tianna Hawkins added 17 points and 12 rebounds and Maryland won its seventh straight game, 79-61 over Loyola of Maryland.
Liz Repella scored 18 points and No. 11 West Virginia, with the highest preseason ranking in school history, opened up by beating Loyola (Md.) 80-49.
West Virginia guard Sarah Miles may miss the Mountaineers' season opener because of a right wrist injury.
Marist 86, Loyola, Md. 44
Marissa Coleman had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Demauria Liles added 17 points and Maryland routed Loyola, Md., 83-52 Tuesday night.