Loyola Marymount vs. Pepperdine: Full Game Preview

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Loyola Marymount vs. Pepperdine: Full Game Preview
Loyola Marymount
(8-16, 3-10 away)
Pepperdine
(11-13, 5-6 home)
Venue: Firestone Fieldhouse
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Loyola Marymount A Ireland 20.3 A Hamilton 6.6 C Flint 4.3
Pepperdine L Jackson 14.4 S Davis 7.4 C Willis 4.7

On Thursday, Loyola Marymount travels to Firestone Fieldhouse to take on Pepperdine. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. EST. The Lions lost to the Waves 60-57 on Jan. 24 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.

Loyola Marymount is in ninth place in the conference and trying to catch seventh place Pepperdine.

In spite of 30 points from Anthony Ireland, the Lions came up short 74-55 against Gonzaga on Feb. 9. He paces the team in points per game with 20.3, and steals per game with 1.7. For the Waves, Lorne Jackson finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds in the 72-68 win over Portland on Feb. 9. With 14.4 points per game and 1.5 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Pepperdine StatSmack

  • Loyola Marymount has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Pepperdine ($28,548 vs. $51,670).
  • Loyola Marymount players are more experienced than Pepperdine players (12,899 minutes played vs. 10,037 minutes played).
  • Loyola Marymount has more wins over the last 5 years than Pepperdine (66 vs. 60).
  • Chase Flint is ranked 10th in the West Coast in assists.
  • Loyola Marymount has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (39.4 percent to 32.9 percent).
  • Ashley Hamilton is ranked 7th in the West Coast in rebounds.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Loyola Marymount currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (949 to 927) than Pepperdine, per the NCAA.
  • The Loyola Marymount scoring leader (Anthony Ireland, 486 points) has more points than the Pepperdine scoring leader (Lorne Jackson, 346 points).
  • The Loyola Marymount assist leader (Anthony Ireland, 91 assists) has more assists than the Pepperdine assist leader (Jordan Baker, 73 assists).
  • Anthony Ireland is ranked 9th nationally in points, 6th in the West Coast in three-pointers, 7th in the West Coast in assists, and 5th in the West Coast in steals.
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 1
D Nick Stover 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
D- Marin Mornar 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Taylor Walker 11 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Adam Drexler 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Taj Adams 10 1 1 0 0 0 2
PEPP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Lorne Jackson 30 14 3 3 1 0 3
C+ Stacy Davis 30 11 7 1 1 0 2
C Caleb Willis 31 6 4 5 1 0 2
C Jordan Baker 30 11 4 3 1 0 3
C Jett Raines 23 7 4 0 1 0 1
C- Nikolas Skouen 20 8 2 1 1 0 1
C- M. De Freitas 18 2 5 1 0 1 1
D Jan Maehlen 11 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Allen Stevens 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Atif Russell 13 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Austin Mills 9 2 0 0 0 0 1
D Manny Ochenje 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Malte Kramer 10 2 1 0 0 0 0
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