LMU Tops Vanguard in First Look of the Year
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.
LMU to host Sonoma State in lone exhibition game at Gersten Pavilion. Tip-off is 7 pm.
LMU Sports Network Highlights from LMU's 79-74 win over Cal State Fullerton in the season opener for both teams.
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.
From two different countries, Spain made them teammates for the first time, now both find themselves back in Spain with the Lions.
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.
Playing together for the first time, the Lions overcame two double-digit deficits, different rules within the international game, differences in how officials call games, a gym with no air conditioning, foul trouble and playing 5,000 miles from home to earn a 90-85 victory in overtime.
Men's Basketball vs. Vanguard
2017 West Coast Conference Championships quarterfinals at Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
West Coast Conference regular season finale at Stockton, Calif., Feb. 25, 2017
Senior Day in West Coast Conference action at Gersten Pavilion Feb. 23, 2017
West Coast Conference action during LMU Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend Feb. 18, 2017
• Up-to-Date Career Stats
• 2016-17 Season Stats
• 2015-16 Season Stats
• 2014-15 Season Stats
BRIEFLY... Petr Herman enters his fourth season of college basketball at LMU in 2017-18... has played 82 games in an LMU uniform, the most on the roster.
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2016-17.. JUNIOR... Ended regular season starting last six games of season, helping Lions win four of last five games... enters WCC tournament averaging 3.8 points and 2.8 rebounds... in final six games scored 43 points with 23 rebounds and 17 blocks. In previous 23 games, had 48 points, 45 rebounds and five blocks combined... tied a school record with seven blocks in final game of regular season against Pacific (2/25/17), playing in a season-high 30 minutes... had season-best 10 rebounds in opener against Vanguard (11/11/16)... enters WCC tournament ranked 11th in the WCC in blocks (0.9 bpg).
IN 2015-16 • SOPHOMORE... played in 30 games, averaging 3.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg in 11.4 mpg... added 12 blocks and 16 steals... had seven points, three rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist in the WCC tournament win over San Diego (3/5/16)... had career-game with first double-double against USF (2/20/16), going for career-best 13 points and 11 rebounds... he added four assists and three blocks... played in all but one game in non-conference, scoring 10 points against Antelope Valley (11/22/15) with eight rebounds... he went for a then-career-best 12 points off the bench on the road at CSUF (12/12/15), hitting 6-for-7 from the field... averaged nearly 11 minutes a game heading into WCC play...
IN 2014-15 • FRESHMAN... played in 28 games for the Lions as a true freshman, scoring 1.4 points per game while averaging 1.3 rebounds per contest... he went for a career-best 11 points against No. 3 Gonzaga (1/17/15) at Gersten Pavilion. He played a career-high 23 minutes in that contest... he also had two steals, seven rebounds and a block against the Bulldogs.
BEFORE LMU... played for the Czech Republic national program since 2010 and played for the Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain from 2012-14... Herman's most recent international experience comes from the U18 European Championships (Division B) in the summer of 2013, playing eight games (16.9 mpg), while averaging 9.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest. He finished the tournament hitting 43.8 percent from three and 46 percent from the field overall. He ranked 19th in the tournament field with 0.6 blocks per game and was ninth in three point percentage... His best game came with 16 points and six rebounds against Israel. Also had 13 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double performance against Estonia... He also played in the U18 European Championships (Division A) in 2011-12, averaging 9.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals in nine games. His first international experience came in the in U18 European Challenge in 2010-11 where he played seven games (12.7 mpg), while averaging 4.5 points, 1.3 blocks, 3.6 rebounds and 0.6 steals per game... While playing for Canarias Basketball Academy, he averaged eight points and 4.8 rebounds per contest during league play in 2011-12. He also played in Nike International Junior Tournament in February of 2012 and the National Prep School Invitational in 2014 at Rhode Island College.
PERSONAL... Petr Herman is from Central Bohemian, Czech Republic and was born on April 13, 1994... he is the son of Sarka and Petr Herman... he is an Economics major.
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