The seventh-seeded Lions face 10th-seed Portland on Thursday at 2 p.m. in Las Vegas.
Women's basketball closes out its regular-season slate Saturday at Wells Fargo PCH Cup rival Pepperdine.
The Lions begin the second round of WCC play against co-league leader BYU Thursday.
A two-game road swing against the top teams in the WCC concludes Saturday.
A two-game WCC road swing against the top of WCC begins Thursday at BYU.
Bryn Britton begins her fourth year at Loyola Marymount?a 2001-02 All-America candidate?named 2001-02 first-team preseason All-America by the Women?s Basketball News Service?was named first-team All-West Coast Conference and WCC All-Tournament last season?will serve as team captain this year?is highly respected and admired by teammates and coaches alike?is a determined leader on and off the court?can drive to the basket and also pull up and shoot with incredible accuracy from anywhere?described by the coaches as a true all-around basketball player?is in the best physical shape that Head Coach Julie Wilhoit has ever coached?an absolute offensive threat but can be equally as effective defensively? exhibits great leadership on the court.
At LMU - 2000-01
Started in all 31 games for the Lions?led the team averaging 15.0 points per game?recorded three double-doubles on the year?vs. Cal State Northridge (12/3/00) 23 points, 10 rebounds?vs. Gonzaga (2/16/01) 13 points, 12 rebounds? vs. San Francisco (3/2/01), 16 points, 10 rebounds?ended the season with 464 points, first among Lions and third in the conference?points total set a new LMU single-season scoring record for juniors?currently ranks second on the career points chart with 1,248?recorded her 1,000th point against Pepperdine (1/20/01)?twice drained six three-pointers in a game tying the single-game record?first against Xavier (11/25/00) and then again against Saint Mary?s (2/24/01)?her 31 points against Saint Mary?s (1/26/01) set a new single-game scoring mark for juniors?continues to hold the career free-throw percentage record with a .758 average?collected a season-best eight assists against Baylor (12/18/00)?finished the year with a team-high 112 assists?that total puts her sixth in the single-season record book?scored 48 points in a weekend series against Saint Mary?s and San Francisco earning her WCC Player of the Week honors (1/29/01).
Was a starter in all 28 games?led the Lions with a 15.7 scoring average (440), a mark that rated third among WCC leaders?holds the record for points scored and scoring average recorded by a sophomore?put up double-digit points figures in 25 games?finished second on the squad averaging 1.3 three-point field goals per game (36)?her .755 free throw percentage (74-98) ranked her second among teammates and fifth in the WCC?averaged 3.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game?has broken into the career record book, ninth in points (784), 10th in assists (139), second in field goal percentage (.507), seventh in three-point field goals (47) and first in free throw percentage (.757)?best performance came in a 28 point outing at home vs. Santa Clara (1/22/00), shot .526 from the field, hauled down five boards, connected 5-7 (.714) three-pointers and went a perfect 3-for-3 from the charity stripe.
One of just two players to start in all 27 games, she led the team in scoring averaging 12.7 points per game (344), a mark that rated seventh among WCC individual leaders?scored in double-figures in 19 games throughout the campaign?ranked second on the squad averaging 5.5 rebounds per game (149)?shot 34.9 percent from the field (124-355)?hit 75.9 percent of her shots from the free-throw line (85-112), a mark that ranked third on the team?scored a career-high 33 points at Santa Clara (1/16/99), the third-highest single-game total in school history?tallied three double-doubles during the campaign?led the team with 67 assists, dishing out a career-high five three times?hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds vs. James Madison (12/23/98)?hit the game-winning shot at San Diego (1/28/99), an effort that earned Compaq Offensive Play of the Week honors?averaged a team-leading 32.1 minutes per game.
Britton is a 1998 graduate of Monache High School in Porterville, CA?a four-year letterwinner in basketball and swimming, and three-year letterwinner in water polo?named a USA Today honorable mention All-American pick and California state second-team pick as a senior?in her final season, averaged 28.4 points, 9.5 rebounds, 6.7 steals and 4.5 assists per game?the Central Valley Player of the Year and Yosemite League MVP?finished her career with 2,015 points?a two-year All-Valley Central Section selection in basketball, and three-year pick in water polo?prep basketball coach was Tom Fiormonti.
Bryn Marie Britton was born on Oct. 18, 1980 to Craig and Margie Britton in Bakersfield, CA?has one brother, Zac?also recruited by San Francisco and Arizona State?spent the summer giving swimming and basketball lessons?enjoys traveling and reading?an English major.
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