January 3, 2004 |
No big second-half comebacks. No nail-biting last few minutes. For the first time in awhile, Loyola Marymount enjoyed a good, old-fashioned blowout. Keith Kincade led four players in double figures with 19 points and Chris Ayer had 13 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as the Lions cruised to a 78-54 victory over Colgate on Friday at Gersten Pavilion. Loyola (8-4) dominated in every facet of the game.
February 3, 2001 |
Junior guard Marcus Smith matched a career high with 18 points to lead Loyola Marymount to an 81-69 West Coast Conference victory over Portland Friday night at Gersten Pavilion. Smith scored 14 points in the second half to help the Lions, 7-13 overall, move into a fourth-place tie in the WCC with San Diego at 3-4. They went on an 8-0 run at the 13:51 mark, led by Philipp Czernin's layup that put Loyola ahead for good, 54-45. Czernin finished with 13 points and Pablo Machado added 12.
January 21, 2001 |
This time, Brandon Armstrong didn't score 40. He didn't need to. Pepperdine proved to be more than a one-man band, spreading the glory as easily as it parted the Loyola Marymount defense during a 75-54 victory Saturday in a West Coast Conference basketball game before 2,467 at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. Balance was the word tossed around after the game, and a season that once hung in the balance has now been recaptured and rescued by Pepperdine, 12-5 overall and 4-0 in the WCC.
January 19, 2002 |
On a night when nearly everything in Gersten Pavilion malfunctioned, Loyola Marymount didn't break down. Kent Dennis made a 30-foot three-point basket as the shot clock expired to give the Lions an insurmountable five-point lead with 1 minute 11 seconds left, then they went on to an 85-77 West Coast Conference victory Friday over Portland after trailing by seven at halftime. Dennis was originally trying to pass to Greg Lakey, but the forward was being closely guarded.
November 26, 2002 |
Loyola Marymount is off to its best start in seven seasons after defeating short-handed Cal State Sacramento, 88-55, Monday night at Gersten Pavilion. The Lions are 2-0 for the first time since the 1995-96 season, which was the last time they finished with a winning record. The victory was Loyola's most lopsided since a 41-point win over Cal State Hayward in 1994.
March 18, 2000 |
For the second time in three years, Loyola Marymount is looking to Division II Metro State in Denver for its next men's coach. Nearly a month after the university announced the resignation of Charles Bradley, former Loyola Marymount player and current Metro State Coach Mike Dunlap has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Bradley, according to sources close to the situation. Dunlap replaced Bradley at Metro State after Bradley took over the Lions before the 1997 season.
January 7, 2003 |
A tune-up before the start of conference play turned into an embarrassing defeat for Loyola Marymount on Monday night, when Point Loma pulled out a 73-71 victory on John Anderson's alley-oop dunk with 8.5 seconds to play at Gersten Pavilion. The result wasn't what Loyola had in mind when it scheduled its nonconference finale. Point Loma, an NAIA school, carries only nine players and was 5-27 last season. "Our players were clearly not ready to play," Loyola Coach Steve Aggers said.
March 5, 1999 |
Brian Towne led four Portland State players in double figures with 25 points and the Vikings beat Eastern Washington, 80-74, in a first-round game of the Big Sky Conference tournament on Thursday night. Towne, a 6-foot-3 guard who entered the game averaging 13 points, made nine of 12 shots, including seven of nine from three-point range. With Eastern Washington (10-17) focused on shutting down Jason Hartman, who finished with 23 points, Towne repeatedly found himself open from the perimeter.
December 13, 2003 |
Freshman forward Trevor Ariza is cleared to make his debut tonight, good news for the short-handed Bruins. Ariza was diagnosed with a collapsed lung on Thanksgiving Day and has not played. He practiced lightly Thursday, stepped up the pace Friday and will play against Loyola Marymount, one game sooner than anticipated. "His minutes will be very limited," Coach Ben Howland said. "I'm very happy for Trevor and I'm excited for our team to have him back in the lineup."