Loyola Marymount vs. Cal Poly: Full Game Preview

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Loyola Marymount vs. Cal Poly: Full Game Preview
Loyola Marymount
(8-19, 3-11 away)
Cal Poly
(12-12, 10-1 home)
Venue: Mott Gym
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Loyola Marymount A Ireland 20.4 A Hamilton 6.8 A Ireland 3.7
Cal Poly C Eversley 15.5 C Eversley 7.4 J Johnson 4.0

Loyola Marymount visits Mott Gym on Saturday to take on Cal Poly. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. EST. The Lions are 1-1 against the Mustangs over the last four years. The last time they played they won 67-48 on Dec. 4, 2010.

In their last outing, despite 21 points and 6 rebounds from Anthony Ireland, the Lions fell to San Francisco 61-59 on Feb. 21. He contributes a team-leading 20.4 points per game, 3.7 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. For the Mustangs, Chris O`Brien put up 13 points and 9 rebounds in the 77-60 loss to Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 20. He contributes 2.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.4 points per game. Cal Poly can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: turnover percentage at 15.5 percent and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.3 percent.

Cal Poly StatSmack

  • Loyola Marymount embarrassed Cal Poly by 19 points the last time they played (Dec 04, 2010).
  • The Loyola Marymount steals leader (Anthony Ireland, 44 steals) has more steals than the Cal Poly steals leader (Reese Morgan, 23 steals).
  • Loyola Marymount players are more experienced than Cal Poly players (13,499 minutes played vs. 9,611 minutes played).
  • Loyola Marymount has a stronger schedule than Cal Poly this season (SOS Rank: No. 126 vs. No. 204).
  • The Loyola Marymount blocks leader (Godwin Okonji, 16 blocks) has more blocks than the Cal Poly blocks leader (Joel Awich, 10 blocks).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Loyola Marymount currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (949 to 923) than Cal Poly, per the NCAA.
  • Loyola Marymount has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Cal Poly according to Kiplinger (70.7 percent vs. 25 percent).
  • The Loyola Marymount assist leader (Anthony Ireland, 99 assists) has more assists than the Cal Poly assist leader (Jamal Johnson, 92 assists).
  • Anthony Ireland is ranked 9th nationally in points.
  • Loyola Marymount has an average margin of victory of 10 over Cal Poly in three wins since 1995.
LMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Ireland 0 20 4 4 2 0 3
C+ Ashley Hamilton 32 13 7 1 1 0 3
C A. Egbeyemi 34 11 6 2 1 1 1
C- Chase Flint 31 6 4 4 1 0 1
D+ C.J. Blackwell 15 7 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Alex Osborne 21 5 4 0 1 1 1
D+ Godwin Okonji 20 5 4 0 0 1 1
D Bruce English 18 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Nick Stover 12 3 1 1 0 0 0
D- Taylor Walker 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Marin Mornar 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Adam Drexler 7 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Taj Adams 10 1 1 0 0 0 2
Poly Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Chris Eversley 33 16 7 2 1 0 2
C Brian Bennett 24 10 5 1 0 0 1
C Dylan Royer 28 10 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Reese Morgan 20 6 2 1 1 0 0
D+ Jamal Johnson 24 4 2 4 1 0 1
D+ Drake U`u 21 6 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Chris O`Brien 20 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kyle Odister 19 7 1 1 1 0 1
D Joel Awich 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D Zach Gordon 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- A. Silvestri 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
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