Full Roster Gets Work in Win
Men's basketball plays entire active roster in 80-50 exhibition win on Friday.
LOS ANGELES - The 2016-17 LMU men's basketball season got underway on Friday and the Lions got a look at their entire active roster in an 80-50 win over Sonoma State at Gersten Pavilion. All 12 in uniform saw action as the Lions look towards their season opener on Nov. 11.
The Lions' offense had balance and was consistent, going 14-for-26 in the first half and then 14-for-27 in the second half. They finished 52.8 percent from the field and 53.3 percent from three (8-for-15).
Freshman Mattias Markusson led the Lions with a double-double, using his 7-1 frame to earn 12 points and 10 rebounds. Buay Tuach scored 12 points and Munis Tutu added 10, going perfect from the field and the free throw line.
Senior transfer Stefan Jovanovic had eight points and five rebounds. Junior Steven Haney hit three three-pointers for nine points and sophomore Jeffery McClendon had and efficient eight points and three rebounds in just 12 minutes.
The Lions' size was, well, big. They outscored Sonoma State 34-14 in the paint and held a 37-31 edge in rebounds.
UP NEXTThe Lions will open the 2016-17 season with Tip-off Week. They open the new season with Vanguard on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 pm. The game will be presented by SouthBay BMW and Mini. The women's basketball team will then play their home opener on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 pm. And the men will finish tip-off week on Thursday, Nov. 17 when they host UCONN at 7 pm. The game is sponsored by SEIA.
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