Jan. 30, 2002
Malibu, CA (January 30, 2002) -- Loyola Marymount University (LMU) men's basketball continues to struggle shooting from the field as they shoot just 31 percent in 84-59 loss to Pepperdine in West Coast Conference action Wednesday night.
The Lions (9-12, 2-5) were no match for the Waves complete team effort, as all but one Pepperdine player scored and the Waves combined to shot 50 percent from the field to remain undefeated and in first place in the WCC (14-6, 7-0).
After falling down 6-0 to start the game, the Lions would manage to tie the game at 10-10 with senior Greg Lakey's 10-footer with 12:54. However, the Waves would take over, going on a 34-17 run to close out the half with a 44-27 lead.
Lakey was the lone scoring threat in the first half, finishing with 12 points and eight rebounds in the first half. For the game he led the team with 16 points and the eight rebounds. Sophomore Kent Dennis chipped in 14 points, but was just 4-for-16 from the field.
LMU's shooting woes would get worse in the second half, hitting just 16-of-58 (27 percent) with six minutes remaining in the game. They would finish 23-of-72 (31.9 percent) for the game. It is the fourth straight conference loss as the Lions failed to shoot over 40 percent for the fourth straight game and failed to score more than 64 points in every game during that stretch.
The Waves finished with 10 blocks and 52 rebounds as a team. The Lions had two blocks and 39 rebounds. Pepperdine was led by Glen McGowan with 17 points, while Jimmy Miggins added 15 and Boomer Brazzle had 13.
The Lions concluded their fifth conference road contest in their last seven games and will close out the last half of conference play with five of the next seven at Gersten Pavilion. The homestand will begin with the Waves on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports West 2.
- GO LIONS -