Sept. 27, 2007
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Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 27) - In 2007-08, the Loyola Marymount men's basketball team will feature a team with 10 freshman and sophomores. The young squad will get thrown into the fire quickly as the 2007-08 schedule features seven teams coming off 20 win seasons and is has a predominate west coast feel as 17 squads located west of the Rocky Mountains.
The new look Lions will give a sneak preview when they play an exhibition game against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Gersten Pavilion. It will be a part of a tripleheader in Gersten Pavilion that day with the men's game set for 7:35 p.m. The season will then begin for real when they travel to take on UC Irvine at Crawford Court, Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:35 p.m.
Then on Monday, Nov. 12, the Lions will play their home opener against Arkansas-Little Rock at 7:05 p.m. The Trojans, who finished fifth in the west division of the Sun Belt Conference, is one of four first time opponents on the slate this season.
Following ALRU, the Lions will play in the BTI Invitational hosted by New Mexico Nov. 16-18. Two more newcomers are on the docket for the Lions to start the tournament as they will open with St. Bonaventure on Nov. 16 and then play NCAA Division I newcomer Presbyterian on Nov. 17. The Lions will close the tournament against host New Mexico and new coach Steve Alford on Nov. 18.
LMU will close a four-game stretch away from home when they travel to face Mercer, their only trip past the Rocky Mountains of the season. The Bears, another first time opponent, will host LMU on Nov. 24 in Macon, Georgia.
The Lions then return home for homecoming week to face San Diego State on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 7:05 p.m. The homecoming game will then be on Saturday, Dec. 1 when the Lions host UC Santa Barbara at 7:05 p.m. It is the first nationally televised game of the season for the Lions, airing live on CSTV.
LMU hits the road for three straight, taking on Long Beach State on Dec. 5, Boise State on Dec. 8 and then UC Riverside on Dec. 15. The SEC's Mississippi State will then await the Lions return home on Dec. 19, with another pair of home games on Dec. 22 against Wagner and Dec. 30 against Sam Houston State.
Non-conference play will then conclude when the Lions travel to face BYU on Thursday, Jan. 3 and Cal State Bakersfield on Monday, Jan. 7. The game against the Cougars will be seen on the Mountain Network and is set to tip-off at 6 p.m. (PT).
For the fourth time in six seasons the Lions will open West Coast Conference play against the defending champion Gonzaga Bulldogs. The game is set for Saturday, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. The game will be a rematch of LMU's win and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net. The Lions will close the opening weekend of WCC play with Portland on ESPNU at 8:00 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14.
Conference play continues with Santa Clara (Jan. 19), Saint Mary's (Jan. 21) and Pepperdine (Jan. 26) on the road. San Diego and San Francisco return to Gersten Pavilion on Feb. 2 and Feb. 4, respectively to close out the first half of WCC play.
LMU will then close out the season at Portland (Feb. 9) and at Gonzaga (Feb. 11), home against Saint Mary's (Feb. 16 - CSTV), Santa Clara (Feb. 18) and Peppedine (Feb. 23 - CSTV) and then on the road at San Francisco (March 1) and San Diego (March 3 - ESPNU).
The 2008 WCC Tournament will be back in San Diego with first round play starting on Friday, March 7.
Season tickets for the 2007-08 basketball season are available. Visit the ticket section for more information.
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