Offense Struggles in Finale
Men's basketball can't find offense in 63-47 setback to Saint Mary's to finish sixth in WCC.
Feb. 26, 2007
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.
WCC Tournament Match-ups:
Saturday, March 3
Sunday, March 4
Monday, March 5