Lions Head to CIT Quarterfinals

CIT Quarterfinals: Wed., Mar. 21 at 6 pm

March 19, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - The Quarterfinals are set for the 2012 Postseason Tournament, and thanks to an 84-78 overtime win over Weber State Sunday afternoon, the LMU men's basketball are part of just eight teams left. They will continue the Utah theme to the tournament, traveling to Logan, Utah, to face Utah State on Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 6 pm (7 pm MST).

Fans can watch the game live via the CIT website and or listen to Jeff Lampe and Jesse Kass on KXLU 88.9 FM.

A double-double by Anthony Ireland (20 points, 10 assists) and 23 points from Drew Viney helped the Lions push through with their second postseason win of the season, moving them to 21-12 on the season. It is the fourth best win total in school history as they head to another tough arena in Utah.

Utah State advanced to the quartefinals with a 76-56 win over Idaho on Saturday. They defeated CSU Bakersfield 75-69 in the first round. The Aggies are 19-15 overall on the season, but 15-4 at home, including a 69-62 win over BYU.

Like Weber State, the series against Utah State is one sided, with most of the meetings coming before the 1970s. The Aggies have won all six of the previous meetings, all six played in Logan. The first five games were played between 1961-66, with the last meeting coming in Utah State's tournament on Dec. 30, 2004.

Heading into this season, the Lions had just three wins against teams from the state of Utah. However, they have nearly doubled that this season with an 82-68 win over BYU on Jan. 19 and then the win over Weber State on Sunday.



The 2012 Quarterfinals in the CIT features eight remaining teams in the 32-team field that was broken down regionally. The Lions are in the west portion of the bracket and the winner of LMU-Utah State will face the winner of Rice (19-15) and Oakland (19-15).

Fans can watch every game live on the CIT website. Click here for links and more information.

Here is a look at the Quarterfinals:
Rice (19-15) @ Oakland (19-15) - 7:00 p.m. (ET)

Robert Morris (26-10) @ Fairfield (21-14) - 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Mercer (24-11) @ Old Dominion (22-13) - 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Loyola Marymount (21-12) @ Utah State (19-15) - 9:00 p.m. (ET)



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