LOS ANGELES – West Coast Conference play begins for the Loyola Marymount women’s basketball team (8-3) as the Lions host the Saint Mary’s Gaels (7-4) on Thursday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. at Gersten Pavilion. Heading into conference action, LMU has the best record in the WCC as Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and San Diego are each 7-4.
LMU will be hosting a special on-court promotion, The Diaper Derby, during Thursday night’s game. Five babies will participate in the contest as they will crawl/race across the court for the grand prize of dinner for two for their parents or guardians and LMU baby gear for themselves.
|Date | Time:||Thursday, Dec. 28 | 7 p.m. (PT)|
|The Match-up:||LMU: ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATS
Saint Mary’s: ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATS
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Saint Mary’s has the second-highest scoring average (73.8 ppg) in the WCC so far this season, just edging LMU as the Lions are in third (73.0 ppg). The Gaels have the top field goal percentage in the conference as they are shooting 47.9 percent so far this season. Saint Mary’s is 7-4 on the season with a 4-1 record at home and a 1-3 record on the road.
The Lions last took the floor at SMU in Dallas, Texas on Dec. 20, suffering a 63-60 loss to the Mustangs at Moody Coliseum. LMU was in control for a majority of the contest, but SMU powered through with a strong second-half comeback to secure the victory.
LMU follows up Thursday night’s contest with another home game vs. the Pacific Tigers on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.
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