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LMU Top Highlights Of 2017-18 - #7

July 5, 2018

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Top 10 Highlights -- Memories, accomplishments, and moments highlighted Loyola Marymount's 2017-18 school year. As we prepare for more excitement in 2018-19, we're counting down the Top 10 Moments of this past year.

In what turned out to be the final game of his LMU basketball career, senior Steven Haney, Jr., put on a show in front of the largest home crowd of the season.

 

Having never lost a home game against Pepperdine over his three seasons, Haney made sure that the Lions would find a way to keep the streak alive on that Saturday afternoon in February.

 

Following, a tremendous live rendition of the National Anthem, the #PCHCup was off and running.

  

The East Lansing, Michigan native, hit his first three of the day, number 196 of his LMU career, to tie the score at 8-apiece early on.

 

The senior kept at it, pushing the Lion lead to double-figures after knocking down triples on back-to-back possessions, and bringing his LMU total to 198, one off the legendary Bo Kimble's career mark.

  

With a basket on LMU's final possession of the half, Haney headed towards the locker room with 16 points in 16 minutes for the break, with the Lions leading by eight.

 

After Pepperdine chipped away and cut it to a one-point game, Haney erupted once more. He hit two more from long range over a two-minute span to become the third Lion to ever reach the 200 made threes.

 

Haney kept pouring in the points, capped by his final three of the night to push LMU ahead 73-59 with 6:16 to play, number 201 of his career.

 

Haney finished the day with 31 points, which stood not only as a career-high, but the most that any member of the team scored over the course of the season.

 

He, of course, also never lost a home game to Pepperdine. Haney's final numbers in his home career against the Waves were ridiculous. The sharpshooter averaged 23 points and five made threes in the three victories over his rival.

 

Following the game, Haney met with a few members who also sit at the top of the record books. He met with Bo Kimble (199 threes) and Jeff Fryer (363 threes), who came back to campus as a part of the recognition of the great WCC Championship 1987-88 team.


Haney's 201st three made while on the Bluff gives him the distinction as the most-prolific three-point shooter for any three-year Lion, with just Jeff Fryer (363 threes) and Terrell Lowery (261 threes) ahead of his 201.

 

The 31-point performance turned out to be Haney's final time dressing in the Number 12 uniform. While injuries kept him sidelined for the remainder of his senior season, Haney knew how to go out on top.

 

 

LMU Top Highlights Of 2017-18
#10 -- Women's Soccer Sets Goals Record
#9 -- Green's Game Winner
#8 - Baseball Sweeps Saint Mary's To Reach WCC Championship Tournament

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