Nov. 4, 2003
Los Angeles, CA (Nov. 4) - The Loyola Marymount University men's basketball team got the season off to a good start with an 84-78 exhibition win over EA Sports Southwest All-Stars at Gersten Pavilion on Tuesday evening.
The Lions were paced by senior Sherman Gay with 18 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Junior Charles Brown finished with 16 points and Brandon Worthy added 13. The Lions took a 40-40 halftime tie and built their lead to as many as 21 in the second half.
Leading 57-47 with 13:58 remaining, the Lions went on an 11-0 run that spanned three minutes. Brown hit a three pointer at 13:12 and then senior Jason Dickens took a pass from Gay to hit a five-footer with 12:30 remaining.
Sophomore Wes Wardrop earned a steal and scored on a lay-up to make it 64-47. The run was capped by a pair of free throws from Keith Kincade and a lay-up by Gay. The Lions would then hold on to the lead as EA Sports cut it to four on a jumper by Koko Archibong with 3:58 remaining. The bucket capped a 15-1 EA Sports run to cut the lead to 68-52. Gay snapped the run with another jumper.
The Lions created 14 turnovers and had seven steals on the night against EA Sports. EAS was led by Archibong with 17 points and seven rebounds. Brett McFall added 12 points and Tony Harvey had 11.
EA Sports went 13-for-31 from long distance to stay in the game late. McFall had four and D'Cean Bryant had three. Brown had a pair for the Lions.
The Lions will take on a team from Germany in their next exhibition on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Note: Due to server errors at LMU, the Gametracker was offline for Nov. 4. In addition, it happered the stats, which are unofficial. It will be fixed for LMU's women's basketball game on Nov. 6.
- GO LIONS -