GAMEDAY: Lions to Play First Game of 2016-17

Nov. 4, 2016

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LOS ANGELES - It is official an LMU Men’s Basketball Game Day on campus as the Lions offer up a preview today, Friday, Nov. 4. The Lions will take on Sonoma State in their lone exhibition game to start the 2016-17 season. Here is a little more on this preview of the 2016-17 season.

Date | Time: Friday, Nov. 4 | 7 pm (PT)
Where: Gersten Pavilion | Los Angeles, CA
Live Broadcast: None
RADIO: KXLU 88.9 FM | Listien Online
Live Stats: StatBroadcast | GameDay Info: TICKETS


• The Lions enter the 2016-17 season with seven returning letterwinners from last year’s team. Returning for the Lions are seniors Brandon Brown, Shamar Johnson and Buay Tuach. The returning juniors include Steven Haney Jr. and Petr Herman. The sophomores are Jeffery McClendon and Munis Tutu.

• Six newcomers will make their debut on Friday. A pair of seniors make their way to the Lions and will be eligible this season. Stefan Jovanovic, who helped Hawaii to the NCAA Tournament a year ago, and Kelvin Amayo, who was granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA, will finish their careers with the Lions this season. Another transfer joining the Lions is Trevor Manuel. He joined the Lions from Oregon at mid-year in 2015-16 and will be eligible to play at the end of the Fall 2016 semester.

•Three freshman round-out the Lions’ roster, including Fairfax High School product Donald Gipson, and Sweden natives Erik Johansson and 7-foot, 1-inch Mattias Markusson.

• Sonoma State finished the 2015-16 season at 14-13 overall and 9-11 in the CCAA.

• They are coached by Pat Fuscaldo, who is in his 23rd season at Sonoma State.


• Wells Fargo Game Day Autograph Poster
• “On Another Note” to sing national anthem.
• Game ball presenters are Little Lions club members.
• Special group of the game is The Learning Center


The 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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