A busy week begins on Monday when Lions host Boise State at Gersten Pavilion.
Men’s basketball continues four-game homestand with Portland State in a tripleheader of basketball the day after Thanksgiving.
Men's basketball concludes Tip-Off Week 2016 with rare match-up with UConn on #AllForOneLMU Day of Giving.
Men's basketball plays entire active roster in 80-50 exhibition win on Friday.
LMU to host Sonoma State in lone exhibition game at Gersten Pavilion. Tip-off is 7 pm.
LMU men's basketball added four new faces to the roster heading into the 2016-17 season, and they bring a very diverse background to the Lions' roster. The LMU Sports Network caught up with the four newcomers and talked the them about being #LIONSTRONG.
West Coast Conference action at War Memorial in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 4, 2017
West Coast Conference action from Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, Calif., Feb. 2, 2017
West Coast Conference action from Spokane, Wash., Jan. 12, 2017
West Coast Conference action from Malibu, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017
West Coast Conference action from Gersten Pavilion on Dec. 31, 2016
• Up-to-Date Career Stats
• 2016-17 Season Stats
BRIEFLY... Mattias Markusson is in his second season of collegiate basketball, coming to the Lions in 2016-17 from Stockholm, Sweden.
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2016-17... FRESHMAN... Played in 25 of the Lions' 29 regular season games and enters WCC Championships averaging 2.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest... had 13 blocks on the season... Had eight points and eight rebounds in opener against Vanguard (11/11/16)... had seven points, five rebounds and three blocks in 13 minutes at No. 5 Gonzaga (1/12/17).
BEFORE LMU... Markusson, a 7-3 center, has played the last two seasons before joining LMU for Jamtland Basket in Sweden, playing at both the first and second division... last season in 20 games for the second division he averaged 17.2 points and 12.4 rebounds, hitting 64.4 percent from the field and 2.0 blocks a contest... he played in 61 games in the two seasons in the first division, averaging 5.6 points and 4.2 rebounds a contest this past season... Markusson played at the national team level with the Sweden program. He played eight games in 2015 for Sweden at the U-20 European Championships, helping his team win silver. He averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in that tournament. He played for the U-18 team in the same tournament in 2013 and 2014, helping the team to a sixth place and then a fourth place finishes, respectively... He was ranked seventh for centers and 33rd overall in Europe by Eurohopes.com for his class.
PERSONAL... Mattias Markusson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and is the son of Louise and Jan Markusson... has a brother... undeclared Liberal Arts major.
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