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Women's hoops roundup (March 11): Loyola tops Bucknell to reach Patriot League final; Coppin St. to MEAC final

Women's hoops roundup (March 11): Loyola tops Bucknell to reach Patriot League final; Coppin St. to MEAC final

Loyola Maryland outscored second-seeded Bucknell 36-16 in the second and third quarters to build a lead of as many as 20 points Friday night in West Point, N.Y., and the third-seeded Greyhounds advanced to their first-ever Patriot League championship game with a 65-53 semifinal win over the Bison in women's basketball.

With the win, Loyola will face No.1 seed Army West Point on its home floor tonight at 6 for the Patriot League title. The game will air live on CBS Sports Network.

Steph Smith made three 3-pointers and was 6-for-11 from the field to score a career-high 20 points, while Colleen Marshall added 22 points and four assists for the Greyhounds.

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