Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga: Full Game Preview

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Loyola Marymount vs. Gonzaga: Full Game Preview
Loyola Marymount
(8-15, 3-9 away)
(6) Gonzaga
(22-2, 15-1 home)
Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Loyola Marymount A Ireland 19.8 A Hamilton 6.6 C Flint 4.3
Gonzaga K Olynyk 17.6 E Harris 7.0 K Pangos 3.5

On Saturday, Loyola Marymount visits McCarthey Athletic Center to take on No. 6 Gonzaga. It starts at 8 p.m. EST and you can see it on ROOT, KHQ or TWCS. The Lions fell to the Bulldogs 88-43 on Jan. 31 and are 1-9 against them over the last four years.

Loyola Marymount is in ninth place in the conference, Gonzaga is in first place. Loyola Marymount is looking to recover from having lost seven games in a row.

In spite of 21 points from Anthony Ireland, the Lions came up short 69-60 against Portland on Feb. 7. He leads the team with 19.8 points per game and 1.6 steals per game. In an 82-56 blowout of Pepperdine on Feb. 7, Kelly Olynyk put up 13 points for the Bulldogs. He leads the team in points with 17.6 per game and blocks with 1 per game.

Reviewing current performance metrics, Gonzaga has an edge in two significant categories. The Bulldogs have an advantage over the Lions when it comes to field goal percentage, 50 percent to 41 percent. Gonzaga also has an advantage in scoring, 78 points per game to 68 points per game. Gonzaga will attempt to capitalize on their strengths, which include effective field goal percentage at 56.5 percent, turnover percentage at 17.5 percent, and offensive rebounding percentage at 37.6 percent.

Gonzaga StatSmack

  • Loyola Marymount has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Gonzaga ($28,548 vs $40,345).
  • Loyola Marymount has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (59% vs 78%).
  • Chase Flint is ranked 10th in the West Coast in assists.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Loyola Marymount has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Gonzaga (2 vs 0).
  • The Loyola Marymount scoring leader (Anthony Ireland, 456 points) has more points than the Gonzaga scoring leader (Kelly Olynyk, 357 points).
  • The Loyola Marymount basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Gonzaga (87% vs 73%).
  • The Loyola Marymount assist leader (Anthony Ireland, 90 assists) has more assists than the Gonzaga assist leader (David Stockton, 80 assists).
  • At least you keep showing up. Loyola Marymount has an average margin of victory of 11 over Gonzaga in 20 wins since 1980.
LMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Ireland 37 20 5 4 2 0 3
C+ Ashley Hamilton 32 14 7 1 1 0 3
C A. Egbeyemi 34 11 6 2 1 1 1
C Chase Flint 33 7 5 4 1 0 1
D+ C.J. Blackwell 15 7 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Alex Osborne 21 4 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Godwin Okonji 22 5 4 0 0 1 1
D Bruce English 20 5 1 1 0 0 2
D Nick Stover 12 3 1 1 1 0 0
D- Marin Mornar 8 2 2 0 0 1 0
D- Taylor Walker 10 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Taj Adams 10 1 1 0 0 0 2
F Adam Drexler 6 1 2 0 0 0 1
Zags Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Kelly Olynyk 25 18 7 2 1 1 2
B+ Elias Harris 27 15 7 2 1 1 2
B Kevin Pangos 32 12 2 3 2 0 1
B- Gary Bell 29 9 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Sam Dower 17 8 3 0 1 0 1
C David Stockton 19 4 2 3 2 0 1
C P. Karnowski 12 6 3 0 0 0 1
C Michael Hart 15 2 3 1 1 0 0
C Guy Landry Edi 13 4 2 0 0 0 1
C- Kyle Dranginis 11 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Drew Barham 7 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Rem Bakamus 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Brian Bhaskar 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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