Nov. 26, 2010
The Southern California road swing for LMU continues on Saturday as the Lions travel to the Pyramid to face Long Beach State at 7 p.m. The 49ers are one of the Big West favorites and is 3-2 after posting a big 78-72 win over Iowa. The Lions enter the game 2-4 as they continue their six-game, three-week road swing. The game can be heard on KXLU 88.9 FM and through LMULions.com.
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The Lions are in the middle of their longest road trip of the season, playing game five of the six-game stretch at Long Beach State on Saturday and then end it at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. The game against the The Beach is the second of four straight against the Big West Conference, which will started with Cal Poly (L, 55-48 on Nov. 24), and continues with Long Beach State (Nov. 27), UC Santa Barbara (Dec. 1) and then finally home with round two against Cal Poly (Dec. 4). Junior Drew Viney
has showed why he is a Preseason All-WCC pick, by scoring 27 points with six rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals against MEAC favorite and back-to-back NCAA tournament participant Morgan State in the season opener. Coming into game seven, he leads the team in scoring at 15.8 and in rebounds at 7.0 per game.
Fans have plenty of ways to be a part of the Lions this season, both home and away, and it is all part of LMU GameDay. Join the Lions throughout the 2010-11 season as the LionsFund hosts special pregame parties prior to LMU road games. The first of these pregame receptions will be Saturday at Long Beach State and will continue Dec. 1 at UC Santa Barbara. Join the Lions at Cirivello's before the game on Saturday, and it will Included appetizers and a drink coupon. A portion of each registration will go to support the student-athletes of Loyola Marymount University. Visit www.LMU.edu/LionsFund for more information.
Despite the rich history of LMU and Long Beach State and their close proximity to one another, this will be just the 25th meeting between the two programs. The Beach has a commanding 18-6 lead in the series and are 13-1 all-time in Long Beach against the Lions. LMU won last year's meeting, 85-80, in overtime at Gersten Pavilion. The only win in Long Beach came in 2001, 76-68. In last year's meeting, Larry Davis hit a three-pointer with 15 seconds left to send the game to extra frames and then Vernon Teel hit a runner with 1:12 left in overtime for the 14th and final lead change of the game to push the Lions over the 49ers in front of 2,074 at Gersten Pavilion. Drew Viney led the Lions with his second double-double of the season, putting in 18 points with 11 rebounds. Vernon Teel had 15 points and eight assists. Jarred DuBois and Davis had 14 points each. The 49ers were led by T.J. Robinson with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Pretty much both teams have the same players back for this year's meeting. Robinson leads the team in scoring with 12.8 points per game and in rebounds at 9.6. He is one of three averaging over 12 points, including Larry Anderson's 12.6 and Casper Ware's 12.2. The Beach is coming off a pair of wins, including a 78-72 wn over Iowa, to finish fifth at the Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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