LOS ANGELES – Loyola Marymount is coming off their first win of the conference season after defeating San Francisco Thursday night at home. Now, for the first time in 2018, the Lions are back on the road as they take on the Toreros in San Diego.
Fans in Los Angeles will be able to watch the Lions at Hollywood Park Casino at the first men’s basketball watch party of the season.
— LMU Athletics (@LMULions) January 10, 2018
Located at the Century Bar & Grill within the Casino, fans can gather together and cheer on the Lions while enjoying the fun atmosphere, as well as the 15% discount off food and beverage for anyone wearing LMU apparel.
Happy Hour specials will continue up until tipoff, as well as free parking.
Loyola Marymount finished off one of the most exciting game’s of the season Thursday night and earned their first conference win of the season in the process.
After leading for the entire second half, the tables turned in the final minute as San Francisco erased a six-point deficit to go up by a point with 3.3 seconds to play. LMU, without using a timeout, raced the ball up the court for the game’s final look to win it. As Jeffery McClendon’s shot went up, the referees called a foul and put the junior at the line with 0.8 to play. McClendon calmly knocked down all three free throws, giving LMU the 67-65 win.
|Date | Time:||Wednesday, Dec. 6| 7 pm (PST)|
|Where:||Gersten Pavilion | Los Angeles, CA|
|The Match-up:||LMU: ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATS | GAME NOTES
USD: ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATS
|Live Broadcast:||Spectrum Sportsnet | TheW.tv (Out-of-Market)|
|RADIO:||KXLU 88.9 FM | Listen Online|
Now, the Lions travel to San Diego for the first time since handing the Toreros a 19 point loss at Jenny Craig Pavilion a season ago. Steven Haney, Jr. scored a dozen in that game.
Haney is coming off his fourth-straight game scoring 17 or more points after knocking down four threes on Thursday to push him into sole possession of fifth all-time in program history with 174 made long balls over his three-year LMU career.
Eli Scott added a game-best 18 points, his WCC-high over his young career.
San Diego will look to shutdown the LMU attack. The Toreros rank as the conference’s best team in scoring defense (allowing 63.5 ppg), field goal percentage defense (teams are shooting 37.6 percent against them), and three point field goal defense (teams are shooting 23.4 percent against them from three).
The Lions still rank atop the WCC in two statistical categories. LMU’s 14.81 turnovers forced per game and 13.69 offensive rebounds per game are both a league-best.
The game is scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. on Spectrum Sportsnet.
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