Men's basketball gets contribution throughout line-up to earn 73-69 road win.
Senior scores 25 points to lead Lions to 76-70 win over Marist at the Paradise Jam
Lions finish three-game swing away from home to open season at Long Beach State on Thursday.
Lions get professional experience over the summer, including senior's trip to China.
Men's basketball ended 2012-13 with a record run, jump starting them into the upcoming summer for 2013-14.
LMU men's basketball was on the road for a month and returned home this week for the first time since Nov. 17. In addition to home games, the Lions were able to get back to action in the community as well, with the community outreach program LMU Cares picking back up on Monday at Franklin D. Parent School in Inglewood.
LMU men's basketball begins a month-long road swing with a trip to the 2013 Ezybonds Virgin Islands Paradise Jam held Nov. 22-25 at the University of the Virgin Islands. The Lions will open with Northern Iowa on Friday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 am PT (2:30 pm AST).
The first week of the 2013-14 college basketball season continues away from home for LMU (2-0), as they head to Long Beach State (1-1) on Thursday, Nov. 14 for a 7 pm tip-off at the Pyramid. The annual meeting between the SoCal rivals continues as the teams have only missed a match-up twice since 1998, meeting every November/December except 2008 and 2011. The game can be heard on KXLU 88.9 FM and through the LMU Sports Network on LMULions.com.
Senior Anthony Ireland was, well, Anthony Ireland, scoring 24 points with seven assists and six rebounds. Fellow senior Ayodeji Egbeyemi showed his experience and athleticism, while the young roster showed promise and its youth as LMU earned a 96-64 win in its lone exhibition game to start the 2013-14 season.
Lions' All-Access talks to Ayodeji Egbeyemi about his experience playing for the Nigerian national team in China.
Men's basketball through their community service project LMU Cares visits Parent Elementary.
Men's basketball at UC Riverside
Final game of the 2013 Paradise Jam between LMU and Vanderbilt.
Second round game for Lions at Paradise Jam.
First round of 2013 Paradise Jam in Virgin Islands.
BRIEFLY...Ayodeji Egbeyemi is in his fourth season of collegiate basketball at LMU in 2012-13... a member of LMU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as the West Coast Conference liaison and the national liaison with the NCAA... played for Nigeria national program at the 2013 FIBA Stankovic Continental Champions' Cup in China over the Summer of 2013...
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2011-12 SOPHOMORE... Finished season averaging 4.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest... added 16 steals... played 41 minutes with eight points, seven rebounds and three assists in overtime win at Idaho State (11/23/11)... has made 14 starts on the year... went for 10 points and six rebounds in win over Northern Arizona (11/26/11)... had nine points and four rebounds in win over No. 23 Saint Louis (11/29/11)... had seven points off the bench in 90-88 comeback win over San Francisco (2/4/12)... did not play in Lions' final four games of the season due to wrist surgery... played in 30 games and earned 14 starts.
IN 2010-11 FRESHMAN... played in 28 games, starting 13 as a true freshman... finished averaging 5.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.9 assists on the season... in conference play, ranked 12th hitting 35.7 percent from long range, finished the season overall hitting 32.1 percent... Played 13 minutes in first college game, scoring four points with two rebounds and an assist against Morgan State (11/12/10)... left the game against Rider (11/21/10) with knee injury, and sat out nearly three weeks... returned against Sacramento State (12/7/10) and played 11 minutes, hitting 3-of-4 free throws with two rebounds and a steal... earned first career start against Gonzaga (1/15/11), playing 27 minutes with nine points and a steal... earned third straight start and had a break-out game with 15 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, added a pair of assists, hitting 6-for-12 from the field against San Francisco (1/27/11)... held the WCC's leading scorer and nation's top three-pointer shooter, SCU's (2/24/11) Kevin Foster, to just 11 points on 4-for-18 shooting, 1-for-11 from the three-point line while forcing him into 10 turnovers. Played 47 of the 50 minutes in double overtime game. Scored six points with career-best five assists and five rebounds...
PRIOR TO LMU... Egbeyemi is from Lagos, Nigeria, and participated in a pair of NBA's Basketball Without Borders camps in Africa, earning MVP honors in 2008. He made his way to National Christian Academy (Washington D.C.) in October of that year, where he earned MVP honors in an east coast tournament. In the final 12 games of the season, he averaged 18.6 points in helping National Christian Academy to win the National Prep Basketball Championship. He was named preseason all-conference by the Washington Post for independent schools in the state of Maryland. In the summer of 2007 at just the age of 16, Egbeyemi played for the Nigeria U19 National Team at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Serbia...
PERSONAL... Ayodeji Egbeyemi was born in Lagos, Nigeria on July 16, 1990. He is the son of Jokotade and Niyi Egbeyemi. He has a brother and a sister. He is a Finance major.