At just under seven-feet Patson Siame looms large no matter the country.
From two different countries, Spain made them teammates for the first time, now both find themselves back in Spain with the Lions.
Two months ago, Joshua Spiers had left his home country of Australia. Since, it has been a whirlwind, including day five in Spain.
Nick Stover's lay-in with 30 seconds to play breaks the tie and the Lions advance to the quarterfinals for the fifth straight year.
Men's basketball falls in overtime at Santa Clara, 86-81.
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.
LMU men's basketball was on the road for a month and returned home this week for the first time since Nov. 17. In addition to home games, the Lions were able to get back to action in the community as well, with the community outreach program LMU Cares picking back up on Monday at Franklin D. Parent School in Inglewood.
For the first time in exaclty a month and just the second time on the season, LMU men's basketball will play at home, hosting Cal Poly at Gersten Pavilion on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 pm.
Senior Anthony Ireland was, well, Anthony Ireland, scoring 24 points with seven assists and six rebounds. Fellow senior Ayodeji Egbeyemi showed his experience and athleticism, while the young roster showed promise and its youth as LMU earned a 96-64 win in its lone exhibition game to start the 2013-14 season.
LMU Athletics at the 2014 Alumni BBQ
Day 10 for LMU men's basketball in Barcelona Spain, a 97-52 win for the Lions over mixed Barcelona team.
Game three for LMU's 2014 Spain Tour, a 97-75 win over a mixed all-star team from Barcelona, Spain.
Day six featured the second game, this one coming against the Angola National Team.
Photos from the Lions full day, including tour of Madrid.
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...
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 in Zagreb, Croatia and is the son of Nives and Vedran Mornar... has a sister... a Civil Engineering major.