Men's Basketball

Offense Struggles in Finale

Shawn Deadwiler had eight points.
Shawn Deadwiler had eight points.

Feb. 26, 2007

Box Score

Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 26) - The Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team shot just 33.3 percent as they fell to Saint Mary's College 63-47 in the final game of West Coast Conference play on Monday night. The Lions finish the regular season 13-17 overall and 5-9 in the WCC to place sixth. Saint Mary's goes to 16-14 and 8-6 to finish third.

It was a tough ending to five LMU senior careers at Gersten Pavilion as no Lion finished in double figures. The Lions will open the first round of the WCC Basketball Championships against host Portland on Friday, March 2 at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU. Pepperdine, the No. 8 seed, will play No. 5 San Diego in the first game on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Shawn Deadwiler came off the bench to lead the Lions with eight points, while senior Matthew Knight was held to seven points and five rebounds. LMU was held to just 33.3 percent shooting for the game, going 18-for-54 and were outrebounded by the Gaels 44-33. Saint Mary's also capitalized on 17 LMU turnovers for 16 points. SMC finished with 16 turnovers.

Seedings:
1. Gonzaga
2. Santa Clara
3. Saint Mary's
4. San Francisco
5. San Diego
6. Loyola Marymount
7. Portland
8. Pepperdine

WCC Tournament Match-ups:
Friday, March 2
Game 1 - #8 Pepperdine vs. #5 San Diego - 5:30 pm
Game 2 - #7 Portland vs. #6 Loyola Marymount - 8:00 pm (ESPNU)

Saturday, March 3
Game 3 - Winner of Game #1 vs. #4 San Francisco - 6:30 pm
Game 4 - Winner of Game #2 vs. #3 Saint Mary's - 30 minutes after

Sunday, March 4
Game 5 - Winner of Game #3 vs. #1 Gonzaga - 6:30 pm
Game 6 - Winner of Game #4 vs. #2 Santa Clara - 8:30 pm

Monday, March 5
Championship - 6 pm

- GO LIONS -
 

 

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