Loyola Marymount vs. Portland: Full Game Preview

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Loyola Marymount vs. Portland: Full Game Preview
Loyola Marymount
(8-22, 3-13 away)
Portland
(11-20, 8-8 home)
Venue: Orleans Arena
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Loyola Marymount A Ireland 20.6 A Hamilton 6.9 A Ireland 3.7
Portland R Nicholas 12.8 R Nicholas 8.7 D Rodgers 3.4

Portland matches up against Loyola Marymount in the first round of the West Coast Tournament at Orleans Arena on Wednesday. It gets started at 9 p.m. EST and it can be seen on BYUtv. The Pilots defeated the Lions 69-60 on Feb. 7 and are 7-4 against them over the past four years.

In their last game on Mar. 2, Derrick Rodgers put up 10 points for the Pilots in a loss to Gonzaga, 81-52. He is averaging 6.5 points per game and leads the team in assists with 3.4 per game. For the Lions, Anthony Ireland finished with 24 points and five assists in the 73-70 loss to Brigham Young on Mar. 2. He contributes a team-leading 20.6 points per game, 3.7 assists per game, and 1.5 steals per game.

Loyola Marymount StatSmack

  • Boom! Portland defeated Loyola Marymount by 9 points the last time they played (Feb 07, 2013).
  • Even computers respect Portland more. Portland has a better RPI this season than Loyola Marymount (RPI: No. 220 vs. No. 249).
  • Derrick Rodgers is ranked 8th in the West Coast in assists.
  • Portland has a better record in close games than Loyola Marymount this season (6-3 vs. 3-9).
  • Portland has a better record at home than Loyola Marymount this season (8-8 vs. 5-9).
  • Portland is better under pressure, and has defeated Loyola Marymount in nine out of the last 16 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • The Portland blocks leader (Riley Barker, 36 blocks) has more blocks than the Loyola Marymount blocks leader (Godwin Okonji, 20 blocks).
  • Ryan Nicholas is ranked 28th nationally in rebounds.
  • Korey Thieleke is ranked 7th in the West Coast in blocks.
  • Thomas van der Mars is ranked 10th in the West Coast in blocks.
LMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Ireland 0 21 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 5 4 4 1 0 1
D+ C.J. Blackwell 15 7 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Alex Osborne 21 5 5 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 0 0 0 0
D- Taylor Walker 15 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 0
F Taj Adams 10 1 1 0 0 0 2
PORT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Ryan Nicholas 31 13 9 1 1 0 2
C T. van der Mars 23 8 5 1 0 1 1
C- Kevin Bailey 24 11 2 1 1 0 3
D+ Derrick Rodgers 25 6 2 3 1 0 3
D+ Bryce Pressley 18 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Korey Thieleke 20 4 3 1 1 1 1
D Riley Barker 17 4 4 0 0 1 1
D O. Reinfelds 16 4 2 1 0 0 1
D David Carr 22 5 2 2 0 0 1
D Tanner Riley 14 6 1 1 0 0 1
D- Jake Ehlers 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
F David Ahern 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
F John Bailey 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
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