Lions get professional experience over the summer, including senior's trip to China.
Seniors helped pace men's basketball to best season since 1990, and set the table for years to come.
Graduation ceremonies held for Class of 2012.
Men's basketball can't complete second half rally as they fall to Utah State in Logan, Utah.
CIT GAME NOTES: Men's basketball plays Utah State in one of four quarterfinals for the 2012 CIT on Wednesday.
The Class of 2012 takes a look back at their four-year tenure for the Lions.
Lions defeat Weber State 84-78 in second round of CIT.
Highlights for first-team All-WCC selection Drew Viney
Drew Viney and Anthony Ireland Highlights from First-Team All-WCC season.
Highlights and postgame inteview with Alex Osborne following LMU's 74-62 win over Santa Clara
First Round of 2012 CIT against CSF
2012 SEARS BracketBusters Game
San Francisco 67, LMU 60 - March 2, 2012
LMU 90, San Francisco 88 - Feb. 4, 2012
LMU 67, Pepperdine 57
BRIEFLY... Drew Viney played one season at Oregon before deciding to transfer to LMU in the 2008-09 season. He finished his three-year tenure at LMU ranked 15th all-time in scoring and was just the 13th player in school history to score more than 1,000 points with more than 500 rebounds.
HONORS... 14th player in LMU history to earn All-WCC honors in three season, claiming First-Team All-WCC honors this 2011-12 season... Earned Honorable Mention All-WCC in 2010-11 and First-Team All-WCC honors in 2009-10... he was a Preseason All-WCC Selection in 2010-11 and 2011-12... Sporting News second-team All-WCC in 2009-10...
RECORDS... CAREER...15th with 1,364 points 15th with 16.4 ppg 18th with 469 made field goals 20th with 1,021 field goal attempts 7th with 143 three-pointers made 9th with 341 three-pointer attempts 3rd with a 41.9 three-point field goal percentage 16th with 283 free throws made 25th with 354 free throws attemted 17th with a 79.9 free throw percentage 20th with 535 rebounds 5th with 85 blocks 28th with 88 steals... SEASON... 2009-10... 63 three-pointers cracks the top-20 for makes in a season, ranking 14th all-time... his 42.6 shooting percentage from three ranked 7th... 38 blocks is tied for 6th all-time for blocks in a season... his 15.0 ppg and 7.7 rpg average in three games in the WCC tournament ranked 7th and 5th for a Lion... his 44.4 shooting percentage from three in the WCC tournament is tied for second with teammate Jarred DuBois...
HIGHLIGHTS AT LMU...
IN 2011-12 RS SENIOR... Three-time All-WCC selection Drew Viney entered 2011-12 needing just a single point to become the 31st player in LMU history to reach 1,000 career points. After having to miss the first six games due to a stress fracture in his foot, it took exactly 12 seconds in his first game back against Columbia to hit the century mark. Viney knocked down a 12-foot jumper to become the 31st player in school history to reach a 1,000 points. Then with five rebounds against San Diego (Feb. 23), he became the 13th player in program history with 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. He had his 11th career double-double in the win over Pepperdine, which ranks tied for 12th at LMU. He finished his final season averaging 15.2 points, 5.5 rebounds with 21 blocks, 29 steals and 38 assists in 24 games. He was second on the team with 42 three-pointers... has scored double figures in 18 of his 24 games, including season high 29 points with eigh rebounds against Vanguard (12/27/11)... had 20 points and eight rebounds in the win at San Diego (1/5/12), hitting 7-for-12 from the field and 4-of-6 from three... in the win at BYU (1/19/12), Viney had 21 points and six rebounds, hitting 7-for-11 from the field... in the comeback win over San Francisco (2/4/12), he had 20 points and nine rebounds, hitting 4-of-5 from three and finishing 6-for-10 from the field, adding five assists in the process... had 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting at Gonzaga (2/11/12), and followed that with 17 points, four rebounds and three steals in the win at No. 16 Saint Mary's (2/15/12), hitting 7-for-12 from the field... finished home career with 14 points and nine rebounds in win over Santa Clara (2/25/12)...
2010-11 RS JUNIOR... Finished the season leading the Lions with 17.2 points per game, highest average by a Lion since Wyking Jones in 1993-94... added 6.6 rebounds, 1.78 assists, 0.96 blocks and 0.81 steals... in the WCC rankings, he finished second in scoring, fifth in rebounds, 10th in field goal percentage (47.9%), ninth in three-point field goal percentage (37.6%), 13th in three-pointers made (1.4), sixth in blocked shots, and third in minutes played (33.7)... picked up where he left off the year before, scoring 27 points with six rebounds against Morgan State (11/12/10), going 10-for-12 from free throw line and 8-for-13 from the field... had fifth career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds at Bradley (11/17/10)... was one of three Lions with a double-double in the win over LBSU (11/27/10), going for the sixth of his career with 18 points and 12 rebounds, adding three blocks... did not play against UCSB or CP due to deep calf bruise... returned against Sacramento State (12/7/10), and scored 15 points with six rebounds off the bench in 30 minutes... went for 15 and nine against Florida State (12/18/10)... had 16 points and seven rebounds at South Dakota (12/22/10)... had seventh double-double of career and third of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds in win over UC Irvine (12/30/10). Hit 7-for-10 from the field and 3-for-5 from long range. Added 5-for-6 effort from charity stripe with two assists in 36 minutes... went for 24 points on 9-for-23 shooting, hitting 3-for-9 from long range, adding eight rebounds against Portland (1/13/11). Played career-high 45 minutes... scored 18 points, hitting 4-for-8 from the field and 8-for-10 from the free throw line at Gonzaga (1/15/11)... had best game since season opener with 26 points and 10 rebounds, hitting 11-for-13 from charity stripe. It was his fourth double-double of the season and eighth of career against Seattle (1/31/11)... did not play against Saint Mary's and Gonzaga due to affects from Migraines... returned with 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in win over Pepperdine (2/16/11)... add to big week with 23 points, four rebounds, two assists, and a steal in 37 minutes at Portland State (2/19/11), hitting 8-for-16 from the field and 3-for-8 from three... scored over 20 for fifth straight game, scoring 25 points, hitting 4-of-5 from three in the win over Portland (3/4/11)... finished season with double-double, going for 18 points and 10 rebounds, hitting 7-for-10 from the field against Santa Clara (3/4/11)...
IN 2009-10... RS SOPHOMORE... Finished the season ranked 4th in the conference in scoring (16.7 ppg), 5th in rebounds (7.0 rpg), 5th in free throw percentage (81.9%), tied-6th in three-point percentage (42.6%), tied-4th in three-pointers made (2.0 pg), 12th in steals (1.2 spg), 4th in blocked shots (1.2 bpg), 3rd in defensive rebounds (5.6 drpg) and 5th in minutes played (34.5 mpg)... Named 2010-11 Preseason All-WCC... Was named first-team All-WCC and Sporting News second-team All-WCC in 2009-10... His 15.0 ppg and 7.7 rpg average in three games in the WCC tournament is ranked 7th and 5th for a Lion... his 44.4 shooting percentage from three in the WCC tournament is tied for second with teammate Jarred DuBois... went for 14.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in first three games of LMU career... went for 22 points with seven rebounds against Montana (11/15/09)... added eight assists, two steals and a block in the three games... had best game of career, scoring 30 points on 9-for-19 shooting against UC Irvine (11/18/09)... went for 14 points and five rebounds in win over USC (11/21/09)... went for 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals against Tulsa (11/24/09), hitting 4-for-4 from three... continues scoring stint with 25 in 35 minutes against UCSB (11/28/09)... scored 20 points with eight rebounds, three assists, four blocks and two steals against AAU (12/2/09)... had a career-best 11 rebounds with seven points at Wyoming (12/5/09)... had first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds against Montana (12/10/09)... scored 18 points with nine rebounds against Notre Dame (12/12/09), hitting 7-for-8 from the free throw line... had 18 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks, three assists and three steals in win over LBSU (12/21/09)... had third double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds against Sacramento St. (12/27/09)... went for 19 points and seven boards against Seattle (12/30/09), hitting 3-for-4 from long distance... added 12 points and five rebounds in win at CSUB (1/3/10)... averaged 17.7 points in WCC play... opened WCC with 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals against Pepperdine (1/9/10)... did not play against USF or SCU due to injury to right tibia... returned to action against Portland (1/21/10), scoring 18 points with 4-of-8 shooting from the free throw line... scored 20 points on 6-for-17 shooting against Gonzaga (1/23/10), adding nine rebounds, an assists and a steal... had eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, three blocks in 37 minutes against USD (1/28/10)... went for 27 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 35 minutes against Saint Mary's (1/30/10)... scored 20 or more points for third time in four games with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting, hitting 3-of-6 three-pointers and while adding six rebounds against Pepperdine (2/6/10)... went for 20 points for the fourth time in five games with 20 points, six rebounds and four blocks in win at Santa Clara (2/11/10)... had 10 points with six rebounds at USF (2/13/10)... earned his fourth double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in win over Gonzaga (2/18/10), adding five assists, a block and a steal... carried Lions to win over USD (2/25/10) with 35 points, eight rebounds on 13-for-18 shooting in 39 minutes... finished the 2010 WCC Championships averaging 15.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in the three touranment games, adding seven steals and five blocks... finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and a steal in win over Pepperdine (3/5/10)... had 18 points and eight rebounds in win over USF (3/6/10)... in 38 minutes he added two assists, a block and two steals... went for 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals against Gonzaga (3/7/10) in the semifinals... scored 17 points with six rebounds in 36 minutes, shot 6-for-11 from the field in CIT game against Pacific (3/17/10)
PRIOR TO LMU... AT OREGON... After missing most of the season due to a stress fracture in his foot, he played in 11 of the last 12 games. Viney averaged 1.5 points per game on the season. Scored season-best five points in March 6 win at home against Arizona State. He also had five points with four rebounds in season-opener against Pepperdine. He contributed four points in Feb. 9 win at California... HIGH SCHOOL... As a senior, averaged 31 points and 12 rebounds per game for Villa Park High School. Averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior. Once scored 44 points in a game as a senior. Three-time all-state performer. A four-star recruit, was ranked as the 20th-best small forward in the country by Scout.com, and is listed in that service's top 100 recruits overall. "A good athlete, Viney has a very nice frame and a terrific stroke with good range. He moves well, but is still not completely grown into his body. Looks like he may still be growing. Among the top wing prospects in the west for 2007," Scout.com said. Also played volleyball for Villa Park and was a two-time all-league player.
PERSONAL... James Andrew David Viney was born on September 17, 1988, in Whittier, Calif. Parents are Jamie and Mona Viney. He has two brothers and two sisters, with a sister and a brother going on to play college athletics. Father also played college athletics at Wright State. High School (Coach): Villa Park (Kevin Reynolds). Major is Theater Arts.
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