Men’s basketball outscores Pacific 14-1 in the final four minutes to earn 77-72 win.
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Junior Marin Mornar has found success for the LMU men's basketball team as they continue to navigate the tough road of West Coast Conference play. That success, however, isn't just on the court. Thanks to a supporting cast throughout campus, the native of Zagreb, Croatia navigates the rigors of his Civil Engineering major.
Exactly one week from doing it at San Francisco, the LMU men's basketball team erased another double-digit road deficit, this time overcoming an 11-point margin at Pacific with nine minutes to play to force overtime. Once in the extra frame, the Lions were perfect from the field to claim a 76-71 win over the Tigers in West Coast Conference action in Stockton, Calif., Saturday afternoon.
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.
West Coast Conference action from Stockton, CA
West Coast Conference match-up at Gersten Pavilion
West Coast Conference action at Gersten Pavilion Feb. 4, 2016
West Coast Conference action from Jenny Craig Pavilion
2016 Homecoming Game at Gersten Pavilion
BRIEFLY… Marin Mornar is in his fourth and final season of collegiate basketball at LMU in 2015-16… a native of Zagreb, Croatia who spent one year at Consortium College Prep in Detroit, Mich., before coming to LMU.
RECORDS AT LMU... CAREER…93 blocks entering 2015-16 is ranked 5th all-time at LMU… career 50.5 field goal percentage enters 2015-16 season ranked 21st… SEASON… 47 blocks in 2014-15 ranks 5th… his 36 blocks in 2013-14 is ranked tied for 11th.
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU…
IN 2013-14 • SOPHOMORE… played in all 32 games in his second season with LMU… finished averaging 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 14.9 minutes per game… finished the season with 36 blocks, ranked 6th in the WCC at 1.1 blocks per contest… had a block in 22 of the Lions 32 games, including a career-best five in the win at Pacific (1/23/14)… finished the season hitting 58.3 percent from the field and 73.9 percent from free throw line.
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.
BEFORE LMU… graduated from Consortium College Prep in Detroit, Mich., in June of 2012… was a member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Society at Consortium… helped Consortium to the State Championships, advancing to the regional finals… 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.