|Loyola Marymount||A Ireland 20.3||A Hamilton 6.9||A Ireland 3.7|
|San Francisco||C Dickerson 14.9||C Dickerson 9.4||C Doolin 5.6|
Loyola Marymount meets San Francisco in the second round of the West Coast Tournament at Orleans Arena on Thursday. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on BYUtv. The Lions lost to the Dons 61-59 on Feb. 21 and are 4-8 against them over the last four years.
In a 65-54 triumph over Portland on Mar. 6, Ashley Hamilton put up 21 points and eight rebounds for the Lions. He leads the team in rebounds per game with 6.9 while also putting up 13.2 points per game. For the Dons, Cole Dickerson finished with 24 points and 12 rebounds in the 83-70 win over San Diego on Feb. 28. With 14.9 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.
San Francisco StatSmack
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Loyola Marymount currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (949 to 939) than San Francisco, per the NCAA.
- Loyola Marymount players are more experienced than San Francisco players (14,299 minutes played vs. 9,051 minutes played).
- The Loyola Marymount blocks leader (Godwin Okonji, 20 blocks) has more blocks than the San Francisco blocks leader (Mark Tollefsen, 16 blocks).
- Ashley Hamilton is ranked 6th in the West Coast in rebounds.
- Anthony Ireland is ranked 10th 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.
- Loyola Marymount has an average margin of victory of 12 over San Francisco in 22 wins since 1980.
- The Loyola Marymount three-point leader (Anthony Ireland, 59 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the San Francisco three-point leader (Cole Dickerson, 44 three-pointers).
- The Loyola Marymount steals leader (Anthony Ireland, 48 steals) has more steals than the San Francisco steals leader (Cody Doolin, 46 steals).
- The Loyola Marymount scoring leader (Anthony Ireland, 630 points) has more points than the San Francisco scoring leader (Cole Dickerson, 431 points).