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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 4, 2001 |
Gonzaga should have been due for a big letdown Saturday against Loyola Marymount, particularly after shooting a blistering 66.7% the night before in its emotional victory at Pepperdine. Instead, the Bulldogs showed further proof why they are the class of the West Coast Conference with another smoking performance in defeating the Lions, 84-64, before 2,063 at Gersten Pavilion. Gonzaga (16-5, 8-0) was on fire again.