Men's basketball gets contribution throughout line-up to earn 73-69 road win.
Anthony Ireland earns spot on All-Tournament team as Lions return to Southern California 5-2 on the season.
Men's basketball to take on SEC's Vanderbilt in the 4th/6th Place game of the Paradise Jam.
Senior scores 25 points to lead Lions to 76-70 win over Marist at the Paradise Jam
Men's basketball looks for quick turnaround in second round match-up against Marist at Paradise Jam.
LMU Sports Network highlights from LMU's 74-73 win over Long Beach St.
LMU at Pittsburgh on Dec. 6, 2013
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... Evan Payne is in his first season of college basketball for LMU in 2013-14... comes to LMU after a season at Kingdom Christian Academy in Columbus, Georgia... FROM COACH GOOD: "When in Ohio he was considered one of the top-10 recruits from the state and coming out of prep school he was considered one of the top six post-graduate players. And he has earned that praise. We have been very impressed with his overall game... He can really finish well. He is not just a really gifted athlete, he is a ver good basketball player."
HIGH SCHOOL... Attended Kingdom Christian Academy in Columbus, Georgia in 2012-13... attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Ohio before attending Kingdom Prep... At Kingdom, he was part of a program that won back-to-back NACA Division III National Championships, leading the Mighty Lions to the Bull City Classic Championship in Durham, NC in December of 2012... Payne was an Associated Press Division II All-Ohio selection his final season at Walsh and the All-Northeast Ohio Inland District Player of the Year. He averaged 24.5 points in the regular season and contributed four rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks per game... Payne's most memorable basket in his final season in Ohio came when he launched an off-balance 3-pointer from just beyond mid-court with less than two seconds to go in overtime to defeat Buchtel 63-60 in a Division II district final. Payne grabbed a rebound, then dribbled to his right and proceeded up the court to his left when he shot the ball off the backboard and through the net to give him 18 points... he scored 16 points in Walsh's 63-51 loss to eventual state champion St. V-M in a regional semifinal... set the Walsh single-game record for scoring, twice reaching 37 points. His first 37-point game came against visiting Hoban in a 71-66 win on Jan. 22, 2010 and his second 37-point game came against visiting Cleveland St. Ignatius in a 65-58 win on Feb. 6, 2011.
PERSONAL... Kent Evan Payne was born on Aug., 6, 1993 in Akron, Ohio. He is the son of Ulonda and Kent Payne... He has one sister and one brother... an undeclared Liberal Arts major.