Loyola Marymount will preview the coming basketball season with its annual Crimson and Gray public intrasquad games Saturday at Gersten Pavilion. The men will play at 1 p.m. and the women at 3:30. Admission is free.
The men's team, under a revamped coaching staff led by Jay Hillock, will be introducing seven newcomers, though 6-foot-10 Czech center Richard Petruska probably won't play. Petruska suffered a groin injury the opening day of practice and has not been able to work out with the team since.
Seniors Tom Peabody and Tony Walker will captain squads that include several players from last season's NCAA Final Eight team--guards Terrell Lowery and Greg Walker, center Chris Knight and front-court players John O'Connell, Chris Scott and Marcus Slater.
Saturday's scrimmage will be the unofficial coming out for freshmen Kareem Washington, Rahim Harris, Ross Richardson and Greg Evans and junior college transfer Greg Holt. And sophomore forward Brian McCloskey returns to the active roster after sitting out last season as a redshirt transfer.