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.
Senior scores 25 points to lead Lions to 76-70 win over Marist at the Paradise Jam
Men's basketball sees Northern Iowa shoot 62 percent in first half to build a lead the Lions couldn't overcome in Paradise Jam opener.
Men's basketball scores 54 second half points to earn 90-78 win over Northern Arizona and improves to 4-0 to start season.
LMU Sports Network preview with Max Good of LMU's game against Vanderbilt in Paradise Jam 4th/6th Place game.
LMU men's basketball continues their best start since 2006-07 as they return home to Southern California as the 2013 Ezybonds Virgin Islands Paradise Jam came to a close late Monday night. Senior Anthony Ireland was one of six players from the eight teams to be named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team.
Head Coach Max Good, along with senior Alex Osborne talked with LMU play-by-play announcer Jesse Kass on the LMU Sports Network to talk about the start of the 2013-14 season.
Highlights from the men's basketball instrasquad scrimmage Saturday.
Thanks to a new rule allowing college basketball teams to start 42 days out of the first game day, the official start of the LMU men's basketball started earlier than ever. And the LMU Sports Network was there to talk to Head Coach Max Good about the start of the season.
Final game of the 2013 Paradise Jam between LMU and Vanderbilt.
LMU at the Pyramid taking on Long Beach St.
Season opener at San Diego Classic
WCC Basketball Tip Off Media Day - Oct. 24, 2013 Time Warner Studios, El Segundo, CA
The first annual LMU Men's Basketball Dinner Auction and Cruise support the Lions Athletic Fund.
LMU Head Coach Max Good, who officially took over the program as the 25th coach in school history on Jan. 12, 2009, continues to put the Lions in new levels of success.
In Good's fifth season, the Lions advanced to the semifinals of the WCC Championships thanks to three straight wins in three days. The Lions join Saint Mary's and Gonzaga as the only program to advance to the quarterfinals and beyond in each of the last four seasons.
The run in the 2013 WCC Championships was at the heels of Good's fourth season where LMU finished the 2011-12 campaign at 21-13 overall and 11-5 (4th) in the WCC. Many of the Lions' marks in LMU's Centennial Season go back to the 1989-90 Elite Team, including its first 20-win season, the most conference wins, first postseason win, first team to earn consecutive postseason wins, most home wins (12), and best road record (9-4). In addition, the 21 wins is the fourth most in school history and the Lions' 11 conference wins is tied with the 1967-68 team for the third most. The Lions went on to win a pair of games in the CIT Postseason Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals, the first postseason wins since that Elite Eight team.
In addition, the Lions have found success in the big games with Good at the helm. The Lions are 4-5 against ranked opponents the last three seasons under Good, including a 3-2 mark in 2011-12. The three wins in one season against ranked opponents is second only to the 1989-90 team in program history. Good has led the Lions to a pair of wins (#9 Gonzaga, #23 Saint Louis) over ranked teams at home, the first coach to do so since Coach Donovan in 1961.
The success in the 2011-12 season earned Good the WCC Coach of the Year, the Lions' first since 1995-96. Entering 2013-14, Good is 64-98 and has a career head coaching record of 306-321 (21 seasons).
In his five seasons at LMU, the Lions have had at least two members of the All-WCC selections four of the five seasons, its first NABC All-District and Jesuit All-American (Anthony Ireland), five 1,000-point scorers (Drew Viney, Jarred DuBois, Vernon Teel, Anthony Ireland, Ashley Hamilton), and just the 13th and 14th players to go for 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career (Viney, Hamilton). And for Good, the biggest achievement for the Lions in his five years, graduating all 17 seniors who have completed their eligibility.
Good is no stranger to running a program. The 2013-14 season will be Good's 22nd as a head coach at the NCAA level, coaching eight seasons at Bryant College (2001-08) prior to joining LMU. He also coached at UNLV for one season (2000-01) and eight seasons at Eastern Kentucky University (1981-89). In addition, his impact hasn't been just at the college level as he was the head coach at the New England prep school Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine, for 10 seasons (1990-00).
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Good coached 28 of the Lions' 31 games in the 2008-09 season, filling in for former Head Coach Bill Bayno, who served a leave of absence before resigning due to health issues. In Good's second season the team posted its second best turn-around in school history with 15 more wins than the year prior (which was also the second-best turn-around in the nation in 2009-10), defeated their first ranked opponent (#9 Gonzaga) since 1990, posted the program's first ranked-win at Gersten Pavilion, defeated a top-10 team for the second time in school history (the last being in 1960), and had three players earn postseason All-WCC honors, just the 10th time since 1956 three or more Lions have claimed WCC honors (Viney, Teel and Hamilton).
His third season at LMU saw the Lions deal with more injury issues and a juggling line-up as freshman Anthony Ireland was the only player to not miss a game on the season. However, the Lions managed to advance in the WCC Championships for the second straight year and had three players on the All-WCC team for the second consecutive season. That is the first time that has happened since 1989-90.
Prior to joining the Lions as an assistant, Good led Bryant University (Smithfield, RI) to new levels of success, posting a record of 132-86 in eight seasons. Good was named head coach in 2001 and inherited a program that had four straight losing seasons. The 2003-04 season saw Good lead the Bulldogs to a new level. They set a school-record with 23 wins, earning the school's first NCAA tournament berth in 24 years. They not only qualified, but advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. After a tough loss in the regional finals in just his third season, year four may go down as one of the best in Bryant's history, leading them to a 25-9 overall record and a trip to the NCAA Division II Championship, falling to Virginia Union in the title game, 63-58.
Good came to Bryant after spending the 2000-01 season as the head coach of UNLV. He went on to post a record of 13-9 in his one season with the Runnin' Rebels. He joined the UNLV staff in 1999-00 as an assistant.
Prior to joining the UNLV staff, he spent 10 seasons (1989-99) as the head coach at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine. He compiled an impressive 275-30 (.902) record that included five New England Prep School Athletic Conference Championships. The NEPSAC is considered the top sub-college league in the country.
During his tenure, Good's teams enjoyed three undefeated seasons (26-0 in 1989-90; 24-0 in 1990-91; 35-0 in 1997-98). From 1989-92, Maine Central Institute compiled 79 straight victories and the 1991-92 squad was 29-1.
His extensive coaching background includes five seasons as the assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond (1976-81). He then was named the head coach and spent eight seasons at Eastern Kentucky from 1981-89. He compiled an overall record of 96-129 (.427) at EKU. He enjoyed his best season in 1986-87 with a 19-11 record as he was named the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year. The next season his squad was 18-11.
Before arriving at Eastern Kentucky, he spent six seasons at Richmond Madison High School in Richmond, Ky. He served three seasons (1970-73) as the JV head coach and three seasons (1973-76) as the head coach.
Good graduated from EKU in 1969 and received a master's degree from his alma mater in 1970. He was introduced into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in Kingston, RI, for his time as coach at MCI in 2004 and was named the 2005 Words Unlimited Coach of the Year and Rhode Island Basketball Media Coach of the Year in 2008.