Lions hit 51 percent from field and hold Portland to 39.4 percent for 80-68 win.
Junior Marin Mornar talks to LMU Sports Network about his junior season as the Lions head into showdown with UC Riverside.
LMU returns home for Alumni Family Day at earns 82-60 win over San Diego Christian.
In a game that featured 10 ties and 10 lead changes, men's basketball falls to Boise State in final game of LMU Classic.
Lions shoot 52 percent and out-rebound SE Missouri State by 13 to earn season-opening win.
LMU continues its three-game homestand to open West Coast Conference play with a New Year's Day battle against Pacific at Gersten Pavilion. The Lions (4-9, 0-1) dropped its opener on Monday to Pepperdine, while Pacific (8-6, 0-2) was swept at home by Santa Clara and San Francisco. Game time is set for 1 pm and can be heard on KXLU 88.9 FM and seen on TheW.tv.
It started the minute Head Coach Mike Dunlap arrived on campus in March. A commitment to becoming better each and every day, on and off the floor. And for junior Marin Mornar he can see and feel the change and his excited for what the future holds for he and his teammates.
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.
Showing its reach across the globe, LMU continued its tour while sending back some well wishes as they spent their final day in Madrid before flying to Barcelona on Sunday morning. The Lions had a full pre game practice, followed by the coaches participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They then took on the Angola National Team, who is participating in the upcoming FIBA World Championships in Spain.
Junior Marin Mornar, who is from Zagreb, Croatia, is one of eight international players. As the young roster continues its first months together, Mornar talked to the LMU Sports Network about playing a game in his seventh different country and using this trip to grow on new Head Coach Mike Dunlap's philosophies of living big days and forming a consistent game day routine.
West Coast Conference game at War Memorial Gymnasium in San Francisco
West Coast Conference action from Leavey Center in Santa Clara
Homecoming Game from Gersten Pavilion
First game of 2015 Homecoming Week at Gersten Pavilion
West Coast Conference match-up in Provo, UT
BRIEFLY...Marin Mornar is in his third season of collegiate basketball at LMU in 2014-15... a native of Zagreb, Croatia and spent one year at Consortium College Prep in Detroit, Mich., before coming to LMU...
RECORDS AT LMU... CAREER... 46 blocks entering 2014-15 is ranked 23rd... SEASON... 36 blocks in 2013-14 is ranked tied for 10th...
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2012-13 FRESHMAN... averaged 8.8 minutes per game as a true freshman, averaging 1.7 points and 2.3 rebounds on the season... added 10 blocks, six steals while hitting 5-for-11 from the three-point line... had a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in career debut against Pacifica (11/9/12)... it was the first double-double by a freshman making his debut in school history...
HIGH SCHOOL... graduated from Consortium College Prep in Detroit, Mich., in June of 2012... he attended Tehnicka Shola Ruder Boshevic in Zagreb, Croatia before relocating to Detroit to pursue dream of playing NCAA Division I basketball... was a member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Society at Consortium... helped Consortium to the Michigan Class C State Championships, advancing to the regional finals where they fell to eventual state champion Beecher. The Cougars finished the season 19-4... he averaged 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.6 blocks.
PERSONAL... Marin Mornar was born on March 26, 1993 in Zagreb, Croatia and is the son of Nives and Vedran Mornar... has a sister... a Civil Engineering major.