The Howard University women's basketball team concludes its three-game homestand tonight with a 7:00 p.m. matchup against Loyola (Md.) in Burr Gymnasium on the Howard University campus. HU hosts the Loyola Greyhounds after defeating Mount Saint Mary's 77-52 on Sunday, Nov. 25 in Washington, D.C.

To obtain a 25-point win, three Lady Bison seniors attained season-best outing. Kara Smith tallied a season-high 20 points, going 4-of-6 from three-point range, while Cheyenne Curley-Payne and Saadia Doyle shared assists accolades with a season-high 10 assists for Curley-Payne and a season-best five assists for Doyle.

Doyle also led in scoring with 26 points, steals with two and rebounds with eight, while Curley-Payne accompanied 11 points to her 10 assists for a double-double and red-shirt junior Jerelle Gorham tallied 10 points.

Collectively, the Lady Bison finished at 64 percent from the charity stripe, 49 percent from the field and 38 percent from long range.

Lady Bison Bites

• Niki Reid Geckeler is in her fourth season as head coach

• Finished second in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

• Fell 59-56 OT to Virginia during the WNIT in 2012

• On the season, the Lady Bison average 59.2 points per game, 35 percent from the field, 29 percent from the long range, and 61 percent from the free-throw line.

Among 340 mid-major Division I institutions in the country, the Lady Bison ranked 12th above Richmond (Atlantic 10), Harvard (Ivy) and Central Michigan (Mid-American) on the preseason list.

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