Men's basketball outscores Pacific 14-1 in the final four minutes to earn 77-72 win.
Lions wrap-up non-conference action when they host Jacksonville State on Friday night.
Lions' team play continues but can overcome plus-15 edge for Beavers at the charity stripe.
LMU Sports Network talks to Joshua Spiers about shooting, playing on the road and more as Lions face Oregon St.
LMU men's basketball begins a stretch of four out of the next five on the road, starting with the program's second trip to Missouri.
In a game featuring LMU's third-ranked defense and San Francisco's third-ranked offense, something was sure to give. For the Lions, it was about finally hitting shots in conference, beating the Dons at their own game. The Lions (8-9, 1-5) hit 12 three-pointers and set a season-high in points to earn an 87-83 victory over the Dons (9-8, 3-4) at The Sobrato Center on Thursday night.
LMU Sports Network talked to Joshua Spiers in preview to the Lions final non-conference game against Jacksonville State.
LMU Sports Network talks with Joshua Spiers heading into the Lions road contest at Oregon State. Spiers talks shooting, team brother hood and importance of success on the road.
Heading into what is winter in Australia, Joshua Spiers was in his small town in Australia focused on playing for a local team, hoping to continue with a future in a sport he loved. Before he knew it, he visited five countries, was playing NCAA Division I basketball and this past week finished his first week of final exams.
The international flavor of LMU's roster includes Australia (Joshua Spiers, David Humphries), Slovakia (Simon Krajcovic), Czech Republic (Petr Herman), Zambia (Patson Siame), Nigeria (Godwin Okonji, Ayodeji Egbeyemi) and Croatia (Marin Mornar). The LMU Sports Network took a look at the vast differences of the Lions' roster through language.
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BRIEFLY... Joshua Spiers is in his second season of college basketball for LMU in 2015-16... joins the Lions from the Townsville Heat in Townsville, Queensland, Australia... attended Pimlico State High School in Australia.
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2014-15 • FRESHMAN... played in 15 games on the season, making a start against Pacific (1/31/15)... finished the season averaging 1.7 points per game, hitting 6-for-16 from three (37.0 percent)... averaged 7.3 minutes per game... scored eight points in 11 minutes against BYU (2/7/15)... missed games due to injury at the start of conference.
BEFORE LMU... Spiers played in the Australian National U20 Championships, helping Queensland to a silver medal. In the championship game, Spiers finished with nine points and three assists while playing 27 minutes. For the tournament, he played six games and averaged 10.3 points, and 4.7 rebounds per contest... played in the U14 Boys' Division I Classics in 2009, the U16 Boys' Division I State Championships in 2010 and 2011, the Townsville U18 Boys' Division I Championships in 2011 and 2012, and the U18 Boys' Division I State Championships in 2012... In addition to playing for the national program, Spiers played with the Townsville Heat and was part of the Cannons Basketball Club, Inc., in Townsville. He was recognized early on in his childhood as a standout athlete, earning the Queensland School Sport Foundation's Future State Great award in 2008 in basketball and golf.
PERSONAL... Joshua Spiers is from Townsville, Queensland, Australia and was born on June 25, 1996... he is the son of Ronda and Rocky Spiers... he is in the Business program working towards a degree in Accounting.
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