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The 2009-10 Lions - 10 Things to Watch .................... 3 LMU Men’s Basketball Quick Facts.............................. 4 2009-10 Roster.............................................................. 5 2009-10 Schedule......................................................... 5 Inside the Lions - The Players....................................... 7 Inside the Lions - Head Coach Max Good................. 18 Inside the Lions - The Assistants................................ 20 Speed Chart................................................................ 22 A Look Back 20 Years - Celebrating 1989-90.... 25 This is LMU.................................................................. 41 Quick Facts........................................................ 41 Right Place, Right Time.................................... 42 Mission and the Lion........................................ 43 LMU Athletics - Building Champions........................ 45 Athletics’ Facilities............................................ 46 Albert Gersten Pavilion.................................... 47 Gersten Pavilion Records................................. 49 Experience LMU Gameday......................................... 50 2009-10 LMU Cheer Squad & Pep Band.......... 50 Gameday Information...................................... 51 Campus Map..................................................... 51 Following the Lions.......................................... 52 All-Time LMU Championships................................... 55 LMU All-American...................................................... 55 LMU Athletics’ Hall of Fame...................................... 56


elcome to LMU and Gersten Pavilion, home of the Lions. Game day is a special time at LMU and we thank you for coming out and supporting our student-athletes, our opponents and NCAA Division I athletics. At LMU, athletics is a big part of the college experience, and you, the fan, help in that experience. Fans can make a difference in creating an environment that is a memorable one for all those involved. At LMU, being a fan is about having the Heart of a Lion. We would like you to be a part of that beat and remind you that having a Heart of a Lion is all about cheering with good sportsmanship in mind and being respectful towards all the participants, staff and officials. Its about screaming at the top of your lungs for your team. Its about wearing Crimson and singing the Lions' fight song. It's yelling "Go Lions" when greeting fellow Lion fans. Having the Heart of a Lion is about creating an atmosphere that makes you want to come back, not one that is unenjoyable and distasteful. I am proud to be a Lion and to wear Crimson and Navy. We hope your experience at our game will make you proud to be a Lion as well. So, enjoy the game, cheer with the Heart of a Lion and as always, GO LIONS! Yours in Crimson,

Dr. William Husak LMU Athletics Director LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Gameday Magazine


inside LMU

A good identity

A young Lions’ roster has found its never quit identity under Head Coach Max Good. Here are 10 things key to the Lions’ identity in 2009-10.


s defined by Merriam-Webster, an identity is “the distinguishing character or personality of an individual.” For the LMU men’s basketball team, it wasn’t until after the 2008-09 season had started and the arrival of Max Good as head coach the Lions finally found its distinguishing character, its identity. With the 2009-10 season, the Lions have youth, and lots of it. The roster features no seniors as LMU looks to build a nucleous for the future. Here are 10 story lines to watch as the Lions build their identity for 2009-10. 1) YOUTH: Six active players and four redshirts are back from last year’s squad, but the team will remain very young as the roster will have no seniors, three juniors, and 12 underclassmen. 2) DEFENSE: After ranking only sixth in steals after non-conference play, LMU finished the WCC portion of the schedule tops in steals, swiping 7.43 per game. 3) DEPTH: With all the adversity last season (coaching change and playing most of the season with just seven scholarship players), freshman starters Jarred DuBois, Kevin Young and LaRon Armstead were relied on heavily. All three played more minutes than most freshman in LMU history, including DuBois’ 1,071 minutes played, second most ever by any player in LMU history for a season. In addition, Young played all

40 minutes of a game six times while DuBois and Armstead did it four times. Their minutes will be challenged this year with the Lions depth, and for coach Good, that’s what he likes.

three games before missing the rest of the season due to shoulder surgery. Hamilton played in six games before missing the season with a back injury. Both earned medical redshirts.

4) NEXT STEP: DuBois, who was named WCC Preseason All-Conference, became the first freshman in LMU history to score more than 400 points in a season, setting the freshman record with 417 points. Young, who played for Puerto Rico in the FIBA U19 World Championships this summer, did the same on the rebounding side, becoming the first freshman to have more than 200 rebounds in a season, setting the record with 224.

8) KNOCKING OFF RUST: As for Viney and Davis, they are coming off their transfer redshirt seasons and will finally be able to play. Viney, a redshirt sophomore, is a transfer from Oregon where he played 12 games in 2007-08, while Davis, a redshirt junior, came from Seton Hall where he played 61 games and averaged 6.6 points in two seasons.

5) DISTRIBUTION: Vernon Teel missed 15 games due to a broken foot suffered against Notre Dame. The junior college transfer led the team in scoring at 14.6 points per game in the 16 games he played. However, when he returned and focused on steals and distributing to teammates, the Lions earned late conference wins. He averaged 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.56 steals. 6) FOUR REDSHIRTS: Tim Diederichs, Ashley Hamilton, Larry Davis and Drew Viney - will be added to the mix this year, and will instantly give the Lions much needed depth. 7) BOUNCING BACK: Diederichs, who played all 31 games as a freshman in 2007-08, played just

9) FRESHMAN: Rounding out the Lions’ roster for 2009-10 is a recruiting class many have rated as one of the top in the WCC. The Lions class of Edgar Garibay, Given Kalipinde, Quincy Lawson, and Alex Osborne earned an average grade by ESPNU of 85.0. The average grade was tied for second in the WCC and the Lions’ were one of just two schools to have a player (Kalipinde) with a 90 grade. 10) TOUGHNESS: For Good, toughness is the key to the Lions success. And their schedule will be once again challenge that toughness, featuring road trips to Tulsa, Notre Dame and Wyoming. The Lions will play Saint Mary’s on Jan. 30 during Homecoming, which will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the 1989-90 LMU Basketball Team.

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quick facts university information

Media services

Location: Los Angeles, CA Founded: 1911 Enrollment: 5,509 Undergraduate 8,845 Total Nickname: Lions Colors: Crimson (Pantone 202) Navy (Pantone 2965) Gray (Cool Gray 5) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: West Coast Conference Home Court: Gersten Pavilion (1981) Capacity: 4,156 President: Rev. Robert B. Lawton, SJ Alma Mater: Fordham, ‘71 Athletics Director: Dr. William Husak Alma Mater: SUNY-Cortland, ‘72 Athletics Phone: (310) 338-2765 Ticket Office: (310) 338-LION

Director (MBB Contact): John Shaffer Office Phone:   (310) 338-7643 Cell Phone:     (310) 864-2626 E-Mail: Asst. Director: Mark Dodson Office Phone:   (310) 338-5798 E-Mail: Asst Director: Tyler Geivett Office Phone:   (310) 338-7638 E-Mail: Assistant: Ahnie Draper Office Phone: (310) 338-7768 E-Mail: SID Office Fax: (310) 338-2703 Press Row Phone: (310) 258-8733 Hotline/Tickets: (310) 338-LION Radio: KXLU 88.9 FM Play-by-Play: Jeff Lampe Website:

men’s basketball staff

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Head Coach: Max Good Alma Mater: Eastern Kentucky, ‘69, ‘70 Record at LMU: 3-25/2nd Season Overall Record: 244-248/16th Season Associate Head Coach: Myke Scholl Alma Mater: Ohio Wesleyan, ‘91 Years at LMU: 2nd Season Assistant Coach: Jason Levy Alma Mater: Cal State Northridge, ‘93 Years at LMU: 2nd Season Assistant Coach: Chris Farr Alma Mater: Cal State Hayward, ‘96 Years at LMU: 1st Season Director of Operations: Gabe Carter Alma Mater: Arkansas State, ‘04 Years at LMU: 2nd Season Student Mgrs.: Molly Dwyer, Harry Anderson Femi Kannike, Trevor Smith Strength Coach: Bobby Harmston Alma Mater: CS Fullerton, ‘04, ‘06 Years at LMU: 1st Season Athletics Trainer: Keith Ellison Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount, ‘91 Years at LMU: 19th Season Team Secretary: Faith Sauerwald Basketball Office Phone: (310) 338-4530 Basketball Office E-Mail:

Loyola Marymount University Athletic Media Relations • Gersten Pavilion 1 LMU Drive - MS 8505 Los Angeles, CA 90045 WCC Contact:  Jae Wilson Phone: (650) 873-8622 Fax: (650) 873-7846 E-Mail: Website:

Team Facts 2008-09 Record: 2008-09 WCC Record/Finish: Letterwinners Returning/Lost: Starters Returning/Lost: Newcomers: Redshirts Returning:

3-28 2-12/8th 6/4 3/2 5 4

postseason information WCC League Championships (3): 1961, 1988, 1990 WCC Tournament Championships (2): 1988, 1989 NCAA Appearances (5): 1961, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990 NIT Appearances (1): 1986


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STARTERS RETURNING: 3 NO NAME Pos. Cl. 00 Jarred DuBois G So. 24 LaRon Armstead F So. 40 Kevin Young F So.

Ht. 6-3 6-5 6-8

PPG RPG APG 13.5 3.0 2.71 8.1 5.1 1.19 9.1 7.2 0.55

SPG 1.13 0.81 1.65

BPG 0.00 0.32 1.10

Highlights WCC All-Freshman #2 in Fresh. Rebounds #1 in Fresh. Rebounds

OTHERS RETURNING: NO NAME 10 Brad Sweezy 11 Vernon Teel 25 Griffin Reilly

3 Pos. Cl. F Jr. G Jr. F So.

Ht. 6-6 6-4 6-5

PPG RPG APG 2.8 3.8 0.44 14.6 5.3 3.00 0.2 0.6 0.00

SPG 0.55 1.56 0.08

BPG 0.19 0.13 0.00

Highlights Played all 31 games Played 16 games Walkon, 12 games

REDSHIRTS RETURNING: 4 NO NAME Pos. Ht. 05 Ashley Hamilton F 6-7 32 Tim Diederichs F 6-9 33 Larry Davis G 6-4 34 Drew Viney F 6-7

Wt. 210 225 185 210

Cl-Yr Fr.-RS So.-1V Jr.-TR So.-TR

Notes Medical Redshirt - Back. Played six games Medical Redshirt - Shoulder Transfer from Seton Hall, eligible to play Transfer from Oregon, eligible to play

NEWCOMERS: 5 (* transfers who will redshirt 2008-09) NO NAME Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl-Yr Hometown Given Kalipinde G 6-3 180 Fr.-HS Zambia, Africa Edgar Garibay F 6-10 250 Fr.-HS Compton, CA Quincy Lawson F 6-6 200 Fr.-HS Oceanside, CA Alex Osborne F 6-7 240 Fr.-HS Los Angeles, CA Kevin Berardini G 6-0 165 Fr.-HS Lake Forest, IL PLAYERS LOST: 4 NO NAME 01 Corey Counts 03 Chris Kanne 12 Marko Deric 20 Terron Sutton

Pos. PPG RPG G 7.4 2.1 G 2.1 0.9 F 3.8 3.0 F 0.0 0.0

APG SPG BPG 1.84 0.74 0.03 0.59 0.15 0.00 0.55 0.42 0.06 0.0 0.0 0.0

Last School Episcopal HS (VA) Compton HS Vista HS Pacific Hills HS Lake Forest HS

Highlights Played all 31 games Walkon played 27 games Started 28 games Missed last 2 years with injury

roster schedule 2009-10 men’s basketball roster: NO NAME POS 0 Jarred DuBOIS G 1 Vernon TEEL G 2 Griffin REILLY F 3 Given KALIPINDE G 5 Ashley HAMILTON F 10 Brad SWEEZY F 11 Brandon GUMAER G 12 LaRon ARMSTEAD F 13 Kevin BERARDINI G 15 Alex OSBORNE F 20 Quincy LAWSON F 21 Edgar GARIBAY F 23 Kelsey CHINE G 32 Tim DIEDERICHS F 33 Larry DAVIS G 34 Drew VINEY F 35 Daniel LATIMER G 40 Kevin YOUNG F ^ - Used redshirt season.

HT 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-7 6-6 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-7 6-6 6-10 6-5 6-9 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-8

WT 180 190 200 180 210 200 180 200 165 240 200 250 190 225 185 210 170 195

Year-EXP So.-1V Jr.-1V So.-1V^ Fr.-HS Fr.-RS^ Jr.-2V^ Fr.-TR* So.-1V Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Fr.-HS So.-TR So.-1V^ Jr.-TR^ So.-TR^ Fr.-RS^ So.-1V

Hometown/Last School Los Angeles, CA (Westchester HS) Jamaica Queens, NY (Chipola College/Flushing) San Jose, CA (Bellarmine College Prep) Zambia, Africa (Episcopal High School, Virg.) London, England (Lawrence Academy) Westminster, CA (Ocean View HS) Calabasas, CA (Viewpoint School) Los Angeles, CA (Fremont HS) Lake Forest, IL (Lake Forest HS) Los Angeles, CA (Pacific Hills HS) Oceanside, CA (Vista HS) Compton, CA (Compton HS) Los Angeles, CA (El Camino College) Seattle, WA (Snohomish HS) Queens, NY (Seton Hall/Christ the King HS) Villa Park, CA (Oregon/Villa Park HS) Helsinki, Finland (Windward HS) Perris, CA (Perris HS)

NO NAME POS HT WT Year-EXP Hometown/Last School 12 LaRon ARMSTEAD F 6-5 200 So.-1V Los Angeles, CA (Fremont HS) 13 Kevin BERARDINI G 6-0 165 Fr.-HS Lake Forest, IL (Lake Forest HS) 23 Kelsey CHINE G 6-5 190 So.-TR Los Angeles, CA (El Camino College) 33 Larry DAVIS G 6-4 185 Jr.-TR^ Queens, NY (Seton Hall/Christ the King HS) 32 Tim DIEDERICHS F 6-9 225 So.-1V^ Seattle, WA (Snohomish HS) 0 Jarred DuBOIS G 6-3 180 So.-1V Los Angeles, CA (Westchester HS) 21 Edgar GARIBAY F 6-10 250 Fr.-HS Compton, CA (Compton HS) 11 Brandon GUMAER G 6-2 180 Fr.-TR* Calabasas, CA (Viewpoint School) 5 Ashley HAMILTON F 6-7 210 Fr.-RS^ London, England (Lawrence Academy) 3 Given KALIPINDE G 6-3 180 Fr.-HS Zambia, Africa (Episcopal High School, Virg.) 35 Daniel LATIMER G 6-0 170 Fr.-RS^ Helsinki, Finland (Windward HS) 20 Quincy LAWSON F 6-6 200 Fr.-HS Oceanside, CA (Vista HS) 15 Alex OSBORNE F 6-7 240 Fr.-HS Los Angeles, CA (Pacific Hills HS) 2 Griffin REILLY F 6-5 200 So.-1V^ San Jose, CA (Bellarmine College Prep) 10 Brad SWEEZY F 6-6 200 Jr.-2V^ Westminster, CA (Ocean View HS) 1 Vernon TEEL G 6-4 190 Jr.-1V Jamaica Queens, NY (Chipola College/Flushing) 34 Drew VINEY F 6-5 210 So.-TR^ Villa Park, CA (Oregon/Villa Park HS) 40 Kevin YOUNG F 6-8 195 So.-1V Perris, CA (Perris HS) HEAD COACH: Max Good (2nd Year, Eastern Kentucky, ’69/’70) ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH: Michael Scholl (2ndYear, Ohio Wesleyan, ’91) ASSISTANT COACHES: Jason Levy (2nd Year, CS Northridge, ’93) Chris Farr (1st Year, CS Hayward, ‘96) DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Gabe Carter (2nd Year, Arkansas St., ‘04)

2009-10 men’s basketball schedule: Date Nov. 4 Nov. 13-15 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 18 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Nov. 28 Dec. 2 Dec. 5 Dec. 10 Dec. 12 Dec. 19 Dec. 21 Dec. 27 Dec. 30 Jan. 3 Jan. 9 Jan. 14 Jan. 16 Jan. 21 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 18 Feb. 20 Feb. 25 Feb. 27 Mar. 5-8

Day Opponent TV Wed. Hope International (Exhibition) Fri.-Sun. University of Montana Tournament Fri. vs. Boise State Sat. vs. North Dakota Sun. at Montana Wed. UC Irvine FSN-PT Sat. at USC Tue. at Tulsa Sat. UC Santa Barbara Wed. Academy of the Arts Sat. at Wyoming Thu. Montana Sat. at Notre Dame Sat. Cal State Bakersfield (DH) Mon. Long Beach State (DH) Sun. at Sacramento State Wed. Seattle University (DH) Sun. at Cal State Bakersfield Sat. at Pepperdine (DH) Thu. San Francisco Sat. Santa Clara FSN-W Thu. at Portland Sat. at Gonzaga FSN/KHQ Thu. San Diego Sat. Saint Mary’s FSN-PT Sat. Pepperdine (DH) Thu. at Santa Clara Sat. at San Francisco Thu. Gonzaga FSN/KHQ Sat. Portland Thu. at San Diego ESPNU Sat. at Saint Mary’s CMCST Fri.-Mon. West Coast Conference Championships

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Kevin BERARDINI Bear-R-Dini Tim DIEDERICHS Dee-dricks Jarred DuBOIS Due-Bwah Brandon GUMAER GOO-mare Given KALIPINDE Cal-a-Pin-Dee Drew Viney VINE-ee

Location Gersten Pavilion Missoula, MT Missoula, MT Missoula, MT Missoula, MT Gersten Pavilion Los Angeles, CA Tulsa, OK Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Laramie, WY Gersten Pavilion Notre Dame, IN Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Sacramento, CA Gersten Pavilion Bakersfield, CA Mailbu, CA Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Portland, OR Spokane, WA Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Santa Clara, CA San Francisco, CA Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion San Diego, CA Moraga, CA Las Vegas, NV

Time 7:05 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 5:05 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 8:05 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. TBA

Bold - Denotes Home Games. DH - Doubleheader with women’s team. ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC. * - Denotes West Coast Conference Games. All Games Broadcast Live on the Lions’ Audio Network through KXLU 88.9 FM and ALL DATES, OPPONENTS, AND GAME TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

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the players

jarred dubois

guard • 6-3 • 180 • sophomore - 1V • los angeles, ca • westchester hs


Briefly... • Jarred DuBois is in his second season of collegiate basketball at LMU. Was named Preseason All-WCC.


At LMU... 2008-09... • One of five freshman to be named to the All-WCC Freshman Team. • He finished the regular season with 417 points, becoming the first freshman to hit 400 in school history. Smashed the school record for points in a game by a freshman with 39 in the win over CSUB. In terms of freshman records, he ranks third in scoring average (13.5), tied for fourth in assists (84), and fourth in steals (35). • DuBois ranked 12th overall and second by freshmen in the WCC in scoring. He hit 1.58 three-pointers per game, ranked 8th. From the charity stripe he has been even better, ranking second in the league hitting 84.3 percent. High School... • Graduated from Westchester High School and helped Ed Azzam’s squad to a 29-5 overall record and 11-1 in league play as a senior and a 26-7 record as a junior. • He was a two-time first-team All-Western selection, a two-time Daily Breeze All-Area team selection and a two-time Los Angeles All-City selection. Personal... • He is the son of Sharon and Gary DuBois. • A Communications major.


39 CS Bakersfield (1/4/09) 11 CS Bakersfield (1/4/09) 20 2x (Recent: SCU (2/14/09) .733 (11-15) CS Bakersfield (1/4/09) 6 Santa Clara (2/14/09) 10 Santa Clara (2/14/09) .800 (5-6) at UALR (11/29/08) 12 CS Bakersfield (1/4/09) 15 CS Bakersfield (1/4/09) 1.000 (6-6) 2x (Recent: USD (2/12/09) 7 Pepperdine (2/7/09) 7 Mercer (12/22/08) 3 Saint Mary’s (2/28/09) 7 2x (Recent: at USF (1/31/09) 40 4x (Recent: at USD (1/17/09)

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.

vernon teel

guard • 6-4 • 190 • junior - 1V • Jamaica queens, NY • chipola co.


BRIEFLY... Vernon Teel joined the LMU men’s basketball program after transferring from Chipola College in Florida. The JC transfer missed two months of first season at LMU due to a broken foot suffered against Notre Dame..


AT LMU... 2008-09: • He ranked fifth in the WCC overall in scoring and tied for seventh in assists. Also averaged 5.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, both second for the Lions’ and ranked 12th and tied for fourth in the WCC, respectively. • Finished scoring 234 points in 16 games, good for a team-high 14.6 points per contest... added 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.56 steals per contest, opened season averaging 19.3 points per game in Iowa State tournament - scored career-best 23 against UC Davis, had career-high 13 boards against ISU. Prior To LMU: • Teel went to Long Island University for one season where he did not play. He then transferred to Chipola. Teel helped the team to a No. 2 national ranking in the NJCAA and helped them win the Florida State Championship. • Averaged 35.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game as a senior at Flushing (NY) High School. He was named the IS8 Most Valuable Player, was an ABCD Camp All Star and a McDonald’s All-America nominee. Personal: • He is the son of Allyn Teel. • A Sociology major


23 7 21 .457 (7-15) 3 5 .600 (3-5) 9 15 .857 (6-7) 13 8 4 2 7 40

vs. UC Davis (11/16/08) 2x (Recent: Pep (2/7/09) at Portland (2/21/09) vs. UC Davis (11/16/08) San Diego (2/12/09) San Diego (2/12/09) San Diego (2/12/09) vs. UC Davis (11/16/08) vs. UWM (11/14/08) 2x (Recent: SCU (2/14/09) at Iowa State (11/15/08) 2x (Recent: SCU (2/14/09) Santa Clara (2/14/09) at Portland (2/21/09) 2x (Recent: USD (2/12/09) Santa Clara (2/14/09)

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.

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forward • 6-5 • 200 • RS - Sophomore - 1V • san jose, ca • bellarmine prep

griffin reilly Briefly: • Griffin Reilly is in his third year academically at LMU but joins the LMU men’s basketball program for his second season of collegiate basketball after earning a walk-on spot after tryouts in 2008...

AT LMU...2008-09: • He played in 12 games on the season... scored on a jumper against #25 Saint Mary’s... had three rebounds against New Mexico State... played 11 minutes against Tulsa... finished with two points, seven rebounds and a steal on the year. PRIOR TO LMU: • Reilly graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose in 2007. He played basketball for Coach Patrick Scheider and was a shooting guard. In his time at Bellarmine, Reilly was a four-year player and was named team captain as a senior. He went on to lead the team his final season in three-point shooting. He started every game. He was also a member of the track and field team in high school, reilly’s CAREER Game Highs participating in the high jump... POINTS FGM FGA 3-FGA FTA REB. STEALS TOs MINUTES

2 1 3 2 1 3 1 1 10

at #25 Saint Mary’s (1/15/09) at #25 Saint Mary’s (1/15/09) at #25 Saint Mary’s (1/15/09) at #25 Saint Mary’s (1/15/09) Tulsa (12/20/08) at New Mexico St. (12/28/08) at New Mexico St. (12/28/08) 2x (Recent: at USD (1/17/09) Tulsa (12/20/08)

Personal: • Griffin Christopher Reilly was born in San Jose, CA and is the son of Kari and George Reilly... he has two brothers and a sister... father went to LMU... a Sociology major with a Business minor.

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.



guard • 6-3 • 180 • freshman - HS • zambia, africa • episcopal hs (va)

given kalipinde Briefly: • Given Kalipinde’s trek from Zambia, Africa, continues for his first season of collegiate basketball at LMU in 2009-10.

PRIOR TO LMU: • Came to Virginia in the fall of 2007 and graduated in 2009 from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Vir. In his time there, he became one of the IAC’s best players and as a senior led his team to a No. 2 ranking in the Virginia Independent Schools State Tournament and a second place finish in the IAC. The team advanced to the state quarterfinals and wrapped up the season with an 18-8 record. He was ranked as the No. 27 rated shooting guard in the country by ESPN. He averaged 22.4 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals per game as a senior, hitting a three-pointer in every game but three on the season. • He had four games with more than 30 points, hitting a career-best 37 twice. As a junior he averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, 3.5 steals and two blocks. He is a twotime All-State selection and a two-time All-IAC selection. • In the fall of 2008, he scored two goals and had an assist to lead Episcopal boys’ soccer to the Virginia State Championship. He was named Virginia State Co-Player of the Year, MET Player of the Year, First-Team All-MET, First-Team All-State (VISAA), and first-team All-IAC. In January, he was named USA Today Third-Team All-American in soccer. Personal: • Given Kalipinde is from Zambia, Africa. He came to Virginia through the Basketball Without Boarders program. He is one of five siblings. His major is undeclared.


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the players forward • 6-7 • 210 • freshman - RS • London, england

ashley hamilton


Briefly: Ashley Hamilton came from overseas to join the LMU men’s basketball program in 200809. He played in six games before a back injury forced him out of the season, helping him earn a medical redshirt. He is now in his second season for 2009-10 as a redshirt freshman. A native of England, Hamilton has also played or lived in Germany and Spain.


AT LMU... 2008-09... played in the first five games of the season before a back injury suffered against Notre Dame became worse. He then missed three games and tried to return against UC Santa Barbara. However, he was shut down for the season and ended up earning a medical hardship redshirt after playing just six of the Lions nine games to start the season... he averaged 7.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in his six games of action... opened his career with seven points and seven rebounds with three assists against Milwaukee... had back-to-back 10 point games against Notre Dame and Wagner... against UCSB, scored eight points. PRIOR TO LMU: Hamilton played and studied at Lawrence Academy (Boston, MA), American School of Las Palmas (Las Palmas, Spain) and Trinity School (London, England). He graduated from the American School of Las Palmas in 2007. He most recently was playing with the Gran Canaria Basketball Academy in Spain, which is tied in with Las Palmas. The 6-7, 210-pound Hamilton played for the Great Britain Under-20 National team, helping them to the quarterfinals of the European Championships. He had 19 points and eight rebounds against Finland in the quarters.His play with the Under-20 team and at with the London


10 2x (Recent: at Wag (11/24/08) 3 4x (Recent: at UCSB (12/13/08) 10 #8 Notre Dame (11/21/08) .429 (3-7) 3x (Recent: at UCSB (12/13/08) 1 at Wagner (11/24/08) 2 at Wagner (11/24/08) 4 #8 Notre Dame (11/21/08) 4 #8 Notre Dame (11/21/08) 1.000 (4-4) #8 Notre Dame (11/21/08) 7 vs. UWM (11/14/08) 4 #8 Notre Dame (11/21/08) 2 vs. UC Davis (11/16/08) 5 #8 Notre Dame (11/21/08) 30 2x (Recent: #8 UND (11/21/08)

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.

forward • 6-6 • 200 • rs junior - 2V • Westminster, CA • Ocean view hs

brad sweezy


BRIEFLY... • Brad Sweezy is in his fourth season at LMU and will be a redshirt junior after earning a medical hardship in 2006-07 when a knee injury sidelined him for all but one game.


AT LMU... • 2008-09... finished the year averaging 2.8 points (87), 3.8 rebounds (119) and 0.65 assists (45) while playing every game. Became one of the top players off the short bench and was asked to guard players much larger than him for the position he was asked to play due to the Lions’ lack of depth. • 2007-08... In his first full season of action at LMU, Sweezy played in 29 of the 31 games and earned nine starts during conference play. He finished the season averaging 1.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per contest. He set a career-best with 10 points against Mississippi State (12-19-07), adding five rebounds against the NCAA-bound Bulldogs. • 2006-07... Played one game on the season, against Mississippi State (11-13-06) with a rebound in 3 minutes. However, he missed the remainder of the season after knee surgery.

sweezy’s CAREER Game Highs

High School... • Sweezy is a 2006 graduate of Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. He earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section honors at the Division-IIIAA level. It was his second straight All-CIF selection, earning it as a junior as well. Sweezy finished the season averaging a double-double, scoring 14.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest. Personal... • He is the son of Jennifer Thompson and Michael Sweezy. • He is a Sociology major.

POINTS 10 Mississippi State (12/19/07) FGM 4 at Wagner (11/24/08) FGA 8 at Pepperdine (1/10/09) FG% .571 (4-7) at Wagner (11/24/08) 3FGA 1 3x (Recent: at Wag (11/24/08) FTM 4 2x (Recent: USD (2/12/09) FTA 6 2x (Recent: USD (2/12/09) FT% 1.000 (2-2) 2x (Recent: at Pep (1/10/09) REB 8 2x (Recent: at GON (2/19/09) ASSISTS 3 at #25 Saint Mary’s (1/15/09) STEALS 2 2x (Recent: at USF (3/1/08) BLOCKS 2 Portland (1/22/09) TOs 5 Tulsa (12/20/08) MINUTES 33 UC Riverside (12/15/08) Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.

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laron armstead

forward • 6-5 • 200 • Sophomore - 1V • los angeles, ca • fremont


BRIEFLY... • LaRon Armstead is another local product on the Lions’ roster, playing in his second season of collegiate basketball in 2009-10.

AT LMU... 2008-09... • Had an impressive opening season, averaged 8.1 points (251), 5.1 rebounds (158) and 0.81 steals (25) as a true freshman. His rebound total ranked second all-time in LMU history for freshman, while his averaged ranked fourth. He also ranked seventh all-time for freshman with 25 steals. • In the WCC he is ranked 30th in scoring and 15th in rebounds and 10th in defensive rebounds... had four games where he played all 40 minutes. • In a 40 minute game against Arizona, he scored 14 points with 8 rebounds and zero turnovers. Game was part of a stretch of minutes where he played 108 straight • Set a career-high for the sixth time in seven games with 18 points against UCLA..Continued growth with another career-best 20 points in 37 minutes... went 8-for-16 from he field with five rebounds, earning a stat in every armstead’s CAREER Game Highs category against Mercer. POINTS 20 Mercer (12/22/08) FGM FGA FG PCT. 3-FGM 3-FGA FTM FTA FT PCT. REB. ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKS TOs MINUTES

8 Mercer (12/22/08) 16 Mercer (12/22/08) .800 (4-5) at UALR (11/29/08) 1 at UALR (11/29/08) 4 Mercer (12/22/08) 8 2x (Rec: at UCLA (12/17/09) 12 at #12 UCLA (12/17/08) 1.000 (4-4) 2x (Recent: GON (1/24/09) 10 at Seattle (1/1/09) 3 2x (Rec: at UCSB (12/13/08) 2 6x (Recent: USD (2/12/09) 2 San Diego (2/12/09) 8 at UALR (11/29/08) 40 4x (Recent: at USD (1/17/09)

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.



HIGH SCHOOL... • Armstead graduated from Fremont High School in 2008 and led them to a 21-8 overall mark and an 11-1 record to win the Coliseum League championship. He went on to earn first-team All-City honors, helping the Pathfinders to the semifinals. PERSONAL... • He is the son of Linda Millon and Randolph Armstead. He was also raised by his grandmother Inez Millon. •He is a Computer Science major.

kevin berardini

guard • 6-0 • 165 • freshman - HS • lake forest, IL • Lake forest HS

Briefly: • Kevin Berardini is a walk-on in his first season of collegiate basketball after graduating from Lake Forest High School in Illinois this past June.

PRIOR TO LMU: • Berardini graduated from Lake Forest High School with a 4.7 GPA on a 5.0 scale. He played basketball for coach Phil Lasgala all four years, earning a varsity letter in three of those seasons. • He served as team captain as a senior, leading his team to the best record in school history at 23-5 and a No. 1 seed in the state tournament after winning the North Suburban League Conference Championships. In that season he earned All-Area, AllConference and All-League honors. He was also All-Conference and All-League as a junior. • He finished his senior season averaging 10 points, five assists, four rebounds and two steals per game, and went on to set the school record for assists in a season and a career at Lake Forest. He also ran track his senior season of high school. • He was also named North Suburban Conference All-Academic as a junior and senior, and in high school he was on the National Honor Society and the Latin Society. Personal: • Kevin Patrick Berardini was born in Lake Forest, Ill., and is the son of Teresa and Donald Berardini. His dad played baseball at the University of Dayton. He has three brothers - Mike, Nick and Danny. His brother Nick played basketball at the University of Missouri. His major is undeclared.


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forward • 6-7 • 240 • freshman - HS • los angeles, ca • pacific hills hs

alex osborne

Briefly: • Alex Osborne is in his first season of collegiate basketball. He is a southern California product, one of eight on the roster, graduating from Pacific Hills High School in 2009.

PRIOR TO LMU: • Osborne, a 6-7 power forward, he averaged 16.3 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.9 blocks, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals for Pacific Hills in Los Angeles. He helped the Bruins to a 28-7 overall record and a 9-1 mark in Alpha League play. Osborne finished ranked third in the league in scoring, third in blocks, and second in rebounds. • In his senior season, Osborne went for a career-best 31 points and 13 rebounds in an 83-81 win over Woodcrest Christian on Feb. 27. His career-high of 19 rebounds came in a 72-51 win over Birmingham on Dec. 27. • As a junior, Osborne averaged 12.8 points and 8.9 rebounds in helping Pacific Hills go 19-12. In his sophomore season he averaged 13.3 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Bruins, who went 23-9 in the 2006-07 season. As a freshman he averaged 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds. • He finished his career as a two-time All-CIF selection and a two-time All-Delphia League selection. Was named DV Player of the Year in 2007-08 and played for coach Ivan Barahona. Personal: • Alex Jerreil Osborne was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and is the son of Raymond Osborne and the late ArDena Whitehead. Has done volunteer work with the L.A. River Clean-up and in youth services. His major is undeclared.



quincy lawson

forward • 6-6 • 200 • freshman - HS • oceanside, CA • vista HS

Briefly: • Quincy Lawson is in his first season of collegiate basketball as a true freshman. He is a southern California product, one of eight on the roster, graduating from Vista High School in 2009.

PRIOR TO LMU: • He led Vista (from North County of San Diego) with 22.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.7 assists per game to earn first-team All-CIF San Diego section honors. On the season he had seven games with 30 or more points, including a career-best 38 in the final game of the regular season. He led team to a 23-7 overall record as a senior, advancing to the second round of the CIF San Diego D-I playoffs. • Lawson, a MaxPreps Top-100 player and ranked No. 37 by ESPN at the small forward position, had 17 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots in Vista’s first round playoff win over Grossmont. As a junior, Lawson averaged 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds while the year prior as a sophomore he averaged 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. • Lawson placed second with a record 21-feet in the long jump at the Avocado League Track Finals as a junior. He advanced to the CIF San Diego Section prelims, placing 14th. In the triple jump, he placed third in the Avocado League Finals and advanced to the CIF San Diego Sectionals. He advanced to the CIF State Championships with a record 45-feet, 2-inches in the CIF-SDS Finals. He went on to place 23rd in state. Personal: • Quintin Marcell-Mack Lawson was born in San Diego, Calif., and is the son of Georgetta and Kenneth Lawson. He has three older brothers - Darrius, Daralin and Kenneth, Sr., who plays basketball at Creighton. His major is undeclared.


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the players forward • 6-10 • 250 • freshman - HS • compton, CA • compton HS

edgar garibay


Briefly: • Edgar Garibay is in his first season of collegiate basketball after spending a season at prep school is Las Vegas, Nev. He is a southern California product, one of eight on the roster, graduating from Compton High School in 2008.


PRIOR TO LMU: • The 6-10, 250-pound forward was one of the top-100 rated centers in the country by ESPNU and was an all-conference selection after averaging a double-double as a senior at Compton. • Garibay played for Tony Thomas at Compton, earning All-Conference honors his final three seasons and All-CIF honors as a junior and senior. In his final two seasons he went on to earn honorable mention All-America honors by several publications. He finished his final season at Compton leading the team to a 24-6 record and a 12-0 mark in Moore League play. He averaged 13.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. • Showing great touch, he shot 85 percent (142-for-167) from the field, including 6-for-10 from the three-point line. On the season he had 18 double-doubles, including nine straight to end the season. Included in that stretch was a 12-point, 26-rebound performance in a 63-48 win over Long Beach Wilson. His career-high for points came in twice with 28 points against Harvard Westlake and Long Beach Jordan. Personal: • Edgar Garibay was born in Ocotlan, Jalisco, Mexico and is the son of Sandra Padilla and the late Javier Garibay. He is the youngest of four, having two brothers and a sister. His brother Jorge played club soccer in Mexico. He is undeclared as a major.

GUard • 6-5 • 290 • sophomore - TR • los angeles, ca • el camino college

kelsey chine

Briefly: • Kelsey Chine is in his first season at LMU. • Earned a walk-on spot to the roster in the fall of 2009 after transferring from El Camino College.



PRIOR TO LMU: • He graduated from Westchester High School in 2008 with a 3.6 GPA and went to El Camino College for one year (2008-09). • He played all four years at Westchester, playing off the bench and earning a varsity letter his final two seasons. • He averaged eight points per game and six rebounds as a senior. • At El Camino for one season, he started the entire season for coach Paul Landreaux, averaging 12 points, three assists, a block and a steal. Personal: • Kelsey C. Chine was born in Inglewood, Calif., and is the son of Pat Chine. • He has a brother, Shandal, and a sister, Ashley. • He is a Business Administration major.

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guard • 6-2 • 180 • freshman - RS • calabasas, CA • viewpoint school

brandon gumaer Briefly: • Brandon Gumaer is a walk-on in his first season of collegiate basketball after attending Indiana and Moorpark Community College in 2008-09. • He did not play at either school and will serve a redshirt season in 2009-10 due to transfer rules.

PRIOR TO LMU: • He graduated from Viewpoint School in Calabasas, Calif., in 2008 with a 3.2 GPA and then attended Indiana for one semester before returning to southern California and attending Moorpark Community College for one semester. At Viewpoint he played and lettered all four seasons for coach Michael Talamantes. • He was named team captain as a junior and senior, earning first-team All-Liberty League and second-team Division IV All-CIF honors as a senior. He averaged 20.5 points, 5.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds per contest while hitting 81 percent from the free throw line his final season. • In that season, he helped his team to a league title and was named Offensive Player of the Year. Personal: • Brandon Michael Gumaer was born in Tarzana, Calif., and is the son of Dana and Andrew Gumaer... he has a younger sister and a younger brother... was active in volunteer work in high school, including working with One Voice, an organization that packages food and clothing for the homeless... he is undecided on a major.


forward • 6-9 • 225 • RS sophomore-1v • seattle, wa • snohomish hs

tim diederichs


Briefly: • Tim Diederichs enters his second season of action at LMU. He suffered a shoulder injury during preseason practice in October of 2008 and after playing just three games to start his true sophomore season, underwent shoulder surgery and missed the remainder of the season. He was granted a medical hardship redshirt season and will be a redshirt sophomore in 2009-10.

at LMU... • 2008-09... played in three games in 2008-09, missing the remainder of the season due shoulder surgery... after playing nearly 30 minutes a game as a true freshman, he averaged just over 14 minutes in his three games, starting in two of them. • 2007-08... Diederichs finished his first season as the Lions’ only freshman on record at the time to have started every game of his rookie season. He scored 255 points with 106 rebounds to rank 10th and eighth, respectively, in the LMU record book for freshman. He averaged 8.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest diederichs’ CAREER Game Highs on the season, adding 37 assists, seven blocks and 15 steals. ca POINTS 18 San Francisco (2/4/08) FGM FGA FG% 3FGA FTM FTA REB ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKS TOs MINUTES

6 11 .750 (6-8) 1 7 10 8 4 2 1 4 39

San Francisco (2/4/08) 2x (Recent: USF (2/4/08) San Francisco (2/4/08) 3x (Recent: USF (2/4/08) at UC Riverside (12/15/07) 2x (Recent: vs. USF (3/7/07) at San Diego (3/3/08) 2x (Recent: SCU (2/18/08) 2x (Recent: UCSB (12/1/07) 7x (Recent: vs. USF (3/7/08) 3x (Recent: USF (2/4/08) 2x (Recent: Wag (12/22/07)

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.


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High School: • Diederichs graduated from Snohomish High School in 2007. He was an All-Wesco North forward and team captain and led the team in assists in the final game of state. Personal: • He is the son of Janice (mother) and Rollin Shatto and Paul (father) and Laurena Diederichs. His major is undeclared.

the players guard • 6-4 • 185 • junior - TR • Queens, ny • seton hall

larry davis


briefly: • Larry Davis transferred from Seton Hall University, where he played two seasons. He redshirt the 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will be a redshirt junior this 2009-10 season, his first of eligibility at LMU.


at Seton hall: • 2007-08... Played in all 32 games, making 13 starts, averaging 5.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game... Scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds while tying his career-high with 35 minutes played in the season opener vs. Monmouth... Tied his season-high with three 3-point field goals while scoring 13 points and grabbed five rebounds vs. Connecticut. • 2006-07... He played in all 29 games while starting nine, averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Shot a team second-best 78.9 percent from the free throw line (45for-57)... Broke out with his first career double-double with career-highs of 27 points and 10 rebounds vs. Pennsylvania. high school: • Led Christ the King to a 24-5 record and the New York City Catholic High School title game... Averaged 13.2 points per game his senior year... Averaged 13.9 points his junior year and helped Christ the King to a 24-3 record... Ranked as the No. 83 prospect in the 2006 class by USA Today and No. 92 by the Rivals Network... He earned the U.S. Marine’s & School Sports Leadership award... was a two-time All-City, All-Conference and All-State award winner. personal: • He is the son of Regina Kinard-Davis and Lawrence Davis. He is a Business major.


27 8 14 3 6 8 9 10 8 5 3 4 35

vs. Penn (12/23/06) vs. Penn (12/23/06) at Notre Dame (1/14/07) 6x (Recent: UConn (1/3/08) at Providence (1/6/07) vs. Penn (12/23/06) vs. Penn (12/23/06) vs. Penn (12/23/06) vs. Princeton (1/29/07) vs. South Florida (2/24/07) 2x (recent: WVa (2/3/07) vs. Morgan St. (1/5/08) 3x (Recent: at Pro. (1/24/08)

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.

forward • 6-5 • 210 • RS Sophomore - TR • Villa Park, ca • oregon

drew viney


Briefly: • Drew Viney played one season at Oregon before deciding to transfer to LMU in the 2008-09 season. He served his redshirt season and will enter his sophomore year as he is eligible to play this 2009-10 season. He is one of eight players from southern California on the Lions’ roster.


2007-08 at Oregon: • After missing most of the season due to a stress fracture in his foot, he played in 11 of the last 12 games. Viney averaged 1.5 points per game on the season. Scored season-best five points in March 6 win at home against Arizona State. He also had five points with four rebounds in season-opener against Pepperdine. He contributed four points in Feb. 9 win at California. High school: • As a senior, averaged 31 points and 12 rebounds per game for Villa Park High School. Averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game as a junior. Once scored 44 points in a game as a senior. Three-time all-state performer. A viney’s CAREER Game Highs four-star recruit, was ranked as the 20th-best small forward in POINTS 5 2x (Recent: Arizona St. (3/6/08) the country by, and is listed in that service’s top 100 FGM 2 2x (Recent: Arizona St. (3/6/08) 3FGM 1 4x (Recent: Arizona St. (3/6/08) recruits overall. personal: • He is the son of Jamie and Mona Viney. • Major is Theater Arts.


1 2 4 1 1 1 13

2x (Recent: Arizona St. (3/6/08) 3x (Recent: Arizona St. (3/6/08) Pepperdine (11/10/07) 2x (Recent: ASU (3/6/08) Arizona State (3/6/08) 2x (Recent: at Oregon St. (3/2/08) at Cal (2/9/08)

Minimums - FG% 5 att. 3pt FG% 2 made. FT 3 made.

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GUard • 6-0 • 170 • RS freshman - HS • helsinki, finland • windward HS

daniel latimer Briefly: • Daniel Latimer is in his second season of collegiate basketball after he joined the team in October of 2008 as a walk-on practice player and made the active roster in December. He did not play and served his redshirt season.

PRIOR TO LMU: • He graduated from Windward High School in 2008 with a 3.75 GPA... played basketball, football and ran track in high school. • Was a wide receiver and earned a varsity letter as a sophomore, the only year he played... played basketball all four years and was team captain his senior season... also earned All-Olympic League honors. • Averaged 14 points, six rebounds and three assists as a senior... also had four games with 20 or more points. • Ran track for three seasons... was on the Deans List three years, a member of the French Honor Society and the Academic Honors Society. Personal... • Daniel Lee Latimer was born in Helsinki, Finland and is the son of Leena Tukiainen and Basil Hewitt... he has a brother and a sister... brother Cedric plays basketball at St. Francis (PA)... volunteered for project angel... is a Civil Engineering major.


kevin young

forward • 6-8 • 195 • sophomore - 1V • perris, CA • perris HS


BRIEFLY... • Kevin Young is in his second season with the Lions after a record-setting freshman campaign where he also played in the FIBA U19 World Championships in the summer of 2009.

AT LMU... 2008-09... • He was one of the top first-year players in the West Coast Conference and finished the year playing 40 full minutes in six games, as a true freshman. He went on to shatter the LMU freshman records for rebounds (224), rebounds per game (7.2), rebounds in a game (19), steals (51) and blocks (34). • He ranked 25th in the WCC with 9.1 points per game, ranked fourth in rebounds (7.2), third in steals (1.65), seventh in blocks (1.10), fourth in offensive rebounds (3.13) and eighth in defensive rebounds (4.10). He was second on the team in minutes with 991, good for 32.0 per game. He young’s CAREER Game Highs POINTS 21 #23 Gonzaga (1/24/09) played six games of 40 minutes. He started every game. FGM 9 vs. San Diego (3/6/09) FGA FG PCT. 3-FGM 3-FGA 3-FG PCT. FTM FTA FT PCT. REB. ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKS TOs MINUTES

18 .750 (3-4) 2 6 .500 (2-4) 10 12 1.000 (6-6) 19 3 4 5 9 40

at NMSU (12/28/08) at UALR (11/29/08) 2x (Recent: at USF (1/31/09) 2x (Recent: at SCU (1/29/09) at San Francisco (1/31/09) #23 Gonzaga (1/24/09) #23 Gonzaga (1/24/09) at NMSU (12/28/08) at NMSU (12/28/08) vs. San Diego (3/6/09) 3x (Rec: at GON (2/19/09) at San Francisco (1/31/09) at NMSU (12/28/08) 6x (Recent: vs. USD (3/6/09)

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Prior To LMU... • He graduated from Perris High School on the Sun Belt League. His final year of high school include three triple doubles as he totaled 499 points, 335 rebounds, 114 blocks, 66 assists and 59 steals on the season. Personal... • He is the son of Alicia Morales and Kevin Young, Sr. • He is a Liberal Studies a major.

the coaches

max good

head coach • 18th season overall • 2nd season at lmu

the 25th coach in school history on Jan. 12, 2009, is in his second season leading the Lions and is no stranger to running a program. This is his 18th season as a head coach at the NCAA level, coaching eight seasons at Bryant College (2001-08) prior to joining LMU. He also coached at UNLV for one season (2000-01) and eight seasons at Eastern Kentucky University (198189). In addition, his impact hasn’t been just at the college level as he was the head coach at the New England prep school Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine, for 10 seasons (1990-00).


f you ask Max Good if he has been around the block in the world of college coaching, be prepared to laugh uncontrollably, blush slightly and become overwhelmed at the number of people that have been touched and positively influenced by the fact that Good has been a basketball coach. And the passionate, charsmatic coach of 40 years brings that influence to the LMU men’s basketball program. And ask his players, both current and former, and they couldn’t be more excited. “We went through a lot in my first season at LMU, but it was Coach Good who kept us believing in ourselves and in our teammates,” said guard Jarred DuBois. “Good really gets on us at pracitce and in games because he wants us to succeed and win. But at the end of the day, he cares for us like any parent would. I have a lot of respect for him, and I am excited for what he will lead us to in the coming years.” That’s exactly what LMU Athletics DIrector Dr. WIlliam Husak was looking for when he named Good head coach. “In selecting our next head coach, one only needs to read Max’s resume to learn what an outstanding coach he has been at every level that he has worked,” said Husak. “His reputation as a master teacher and strategist who expects the very best of his players is well documented. Coach Good did an outstanding job in maintaining the development and spirit of this program through a trying first year, and because of Max this program is on the verge of great things.” Good, who officially took over the program as


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“In naming Max Good our head coach, we committed to the direction that this staff has established for the future of LMU basketball. I believe our current players and those who will be Lions in the years to come, will have the very best LMU experience to develop as basketball players, scholars and people because Max Good will be at the helm.” Good coached 28 of the Lions’ 31 games in the 2008-09 season, filling in for former Head Coach Bill Bayno, who served a leave of absence before resigning due to health issues. Good led the Lions despite a limited roster of just seven healthy scholarship players and a non-conference schedule ranked as high as 47 in the RPI. Good had an NCAA head coaching record of 241-224 prior to this season at LMU and now has a record of 245-248 heading into the 200910 season.

“I have never been a part of a team that flat out refused to quick. Despite all of our issues, they never took the opportunity to feel sorry for themselves or get down,” said Good. “Every day they came to practice and left everything out on the floor. That is why I coach, to be part of young men like that.” Prior to joining the Lions as an assistant, Good led Bryant University (Smithfield, RI) to new levels of success, posting a record of 132-86 in eight seasons. His final campaign in 2008 saw the Bulldogs earn their fifth-straight NCAA Division II Tournament berth with an 18-13 overall record. Good was named head coach in 2001 and inherited a program that had four straight losing seasons. He wasted little time in bringing success to the Bulldogs, posting a 17- 14 record in his second season and earning the honor of Most Improved team by the New England Basketball Coaches. The 2003-04 season saw Good lead the Bulldogs to a new level. They set a school-record with 23 wins, earning the school’s first NCAA tournament berth in 24 years. They not only qualified, but advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. After a tough loss in the regional finals in just his third season, year four may go down as one of the best in Bryant’s history. Good led the team to another wins record at 25-9 overall, leading the team all the way to the NCAA Division II Championship, falling to Virginia Union in the title game, 63-58. Bryant College considers that

the coaches team’s run to the NCAA-II final as one of its greatest moments in program history. Good came to Bryant after spending the 2000-01 season as the head coach of UNLV. He went on to post a record of 13-9 in his one season with the Runnin’ Rebels. He joined the UNLV staff in 1999-00 as an assistant. Prior to joining the UNLV staff, he spent 10 seasons (1989-99) as the head coach at Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine. He compiled an impressive 275-30 (.902) record that included five New England Prep School Athletic Conference Championships. The NEPSAC is considered the top subcollege league in the country.


“I coached one of Max’s players while I was at the University of Pittsburgh, a kid named Jaron Brown from Lexington, Kentucky. He was a great player, an All-Big East Player, really, really a hard worker,” said UCLA Head Coach Ben Howland. “Max is one of those coaches that has a really great relationship with his players. While he was at MCI, a prep school in the middle of nowhere Maine, he lived with the team in the dorms. Everything they did, Max was involved in. Jaron was a great kid and he owed a lot of his success to Max. One of the reasons I am standing here is because we had a lot of success at Pitt and it was because of players like Jaron.” His squad captured back-to-back conference championships recording a 69-4 mark over those two years. The 1998-99 squad compiled a 34-4 overall record and the 1997-98 team was 35-0. The 1998-99 team featured DerMarr Johnson, the Parade National Player of the Year.

BORN: July 17, 1941 COACHING EXPERIENCE: 2008-

Head Coach, LMU (3-25)


Assistant Coach, Loyola Marymount University

2001-08: Head Coach, Bryant University (133-85) 2000-01: Head Coach, UNLV (13-9)

During his tenure, Good’s teams enjoyed three undefeated seasons (26-0 in 1989-90; 24-0 in 1990-91; 35-0 in 1997-98). From 1989-92, Maine Central Institute compiled 79 straight victories and the 1991-92 squad was 29-1.

1999-00: Assistant Coach, UNLV 1989-99: Head Coach, Maine Central Institute (275-30) 1981-89: Head Coach, Eastern Kentucky (96-129) 1976-81: Assistant Coach, Eastern Kentucky 1973-76: Head Coach, Richmond Madison High School 1970-73: Head Coach JV, Richmond Madison High School GOOD’S COLLEGE COACHING CAREER RECORD YEAR




1981-82 EKU


.192 3-13 .188

1982-83 EKU

10-17 .370 7-7 .500

1983-84 EKU

11-16 .407 5-9 .357

1984-85 EKU

16-13 .552 9-5 .642

1985-86 EKU

10-18 .357 5-9 .357

1986-87 EKU

19-11 .633 9-5 .642

1987-88 EKU

18-11 .621 10-4 .714

1988-89 EKU


.241 4-8 .333

2000-01 UNLV 13-9

.590 7-7 .500

2001-02 BRYANT 7-19



BRYANT 23-10


NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen




NCAA-II Runners-up


BRYANT 21-10


NCAA-II Elite Eight


BRYANT 21-11


NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen


BRYANT 19-12


NCAA-II Sweet Sixteen



.107 2-12 .143

17 years 245-248 .497

Before arriving at Eastern Kentucky, he spent six seasons at Richmond Madison High School in Richmond, Ky. He served three seasons (1970-73) as the JV head coach and three seasons (1973-76) as the head coach. Through the years Good has seen his share of players go to the NBA. That list includes Sean Colson (Houston), Cuttino Mobley (LA Clippers), Brad Miller (Sacramento), Erick Barkley (Portland), DeMarr Johnson (San Antonio), Mamadou Ndiaye (Denver), Caron Butler (Wizards) and Etdrick Bohannon (Cleveland).

2002-03 BRYANT 17-14 .548

2008-09 LMU

His extensive coaching background includes five seasons as the assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond (1976-81). He then was named the head coach and spent eight seasons at Eastern Kentucky from 1981-89. He compiled an overall record of 96-129 (.427) at EKU. He enjoyed his best season in 1986-87 with a 19-11 record as he was named the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year. The next season his squad was 18-11.

While known for his success on the court, Good also saw his players achieve in the classroom. His program at EKU had an 85-percent graduation rate, and 122 of his 128 players at MCI academically qualified for NCAA Division I and II competition following their prep years. Good graduated from EKU in 1969 and received a master’s degree from his alma mater in 1970. He was introduced into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in Kingston, RI, for his time as coach at MCI in 2004 and was named the 2005 Words Unlimited Coach of the Year and Rhode Island Basketball Media Coach of the Year in 2008. LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Gameday Magazine


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jason levy

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assistant coach second season



yke Scholl, who has experience coaching and developing basketball throughout the world, joined the Loyola Marymount University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach for the 2008-09 season and halfway through that season he was promoted to Associate Head Coach. The 2009-10 season will be his second at LMU. Scholl will oversee recruiting and all player development, both on and off the court. He also is in the organizer of the LMU Cares project, the extensive men’s basketball community service program. Scholl, who holds a law degree from Maryland, has worked with basketball programs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, at the junior college level in northern California, with the South Africa National and Under-20 teams, the Senegal Men’s National Team, with a professional team in South Africa and as a scout for the Detroit Pistons. The eight years prior to LMU he was the Director of Sports and International Programs for Miles and Associates International in Johannesburg, South Africa. He managed the creation and implementation of the largest HIV and AIDS prevention campaigns in the world called “Love Life,” funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Kaiser Foundation. He also established the first national high school basketball league in South Africa with 1,800 boys and 1,800 girls teams that included more than 42,000 participants. He also supervised the construction and development of 500 basketball courts throughout Africa, developed a high school basketball league and motivational program called “Success by Choice” and managed the implementation of the program in South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and Kenya. In addition to his full-time efforts with Miles and Associates International, Scholl was an international scout for the Detroit Pistons since 2007, a basketball analyst for the SuperSport scholl Vitals Television Network since 2004 and has been a coach with the Education NBA Basketball Without Borders Ohio Wesleyan University, Africa Camp since 2003. His B.A. in Sociology and History, 1991 coaching experience has also inUniversity of Maryland Law School cluded his role as the assistant Juris Doctor, 1994 coach and advanced scout for the Senegal Men’s National Team Coaching Experience (2007), the general manager and Assistant Coach, 2008-present coaching advisor for the Soweto Loyola Marymount Panthers of the Premier Basketball League in South Africa NBA Scout, 2007-08 (2006-07), an assistant (2001-04) Detroit Pistons and then associate head coach (2004- 07) for the South Africa Assistant Coach, 2007 Men’s National Team, head coach Senegal Men’s National Team for the South Africa Under-20 Team (2003-06), and head coach Associate Head Coach, 2004-07 of the ESPN Club Team (2002-07) Assistant Coach, 2001-04 South African Men’s National Team in South Africa. Head Coach, 2003-06 Basketball South African Men’s Under-20 Team Assistant Coach, 1999-00 Contra Costa Junior College


He began his coaching career in 1994 as a camp director at Island Hoops in the U.S. Virgin Islands, conducting camps with NBA players throughout the Caribbean.

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ason Levy is in his second season at LMU this 2009-10 campaign. Levy spent eight seasons with Cal State Fullerton, helping them to a Big West title and first trip to the NCAA tournament in 32 years. The native of New York City has worked on the West Coast, in the Midwest and on the East Coast in a variety of coaching positions. In two of the past five summers he has represented adidas at clinics in Beijing, China, where he worked directly with the national and junior nateams. He also worked with professional coaches there on drills and coaching concepts. Levy was a big part of the Titans success over the years. Levy coordinated the recruiting efforts for the Titans, as well as working with the post players at practice, game preparation and coordinating the scheduling. For his efforts, he was recognized by with a 2002 selection to the Top 20 of “Top Assistants Not at a High-Major Program.” He was one of only two selected from west of the Rockies. During Levy’s tenure, the Titans boasted four straight winning seasons, and 20 wins in three of the past five years. The team has been in the top-20 in the nation in scoring in the last three seasons with the team ranking fifth in 2007-08. Levy helped recruit Ralph Holmes (two-time first-team All-Big West), Bobby Brown (first-team All-Big West, Big West Freshman of the Year, all-time leading scorer at CSF), and Scott Cutley (Big West Co-Player of the Year). Brown and Pape Sow, who he also helped recruit at CSF, went on to sign professional contracts. Prior to coming to Fullerton, Levy spent three seasons as an assistant at the University of Portland of the West Coast Conference. He had three prior years of experience in the Big West Conference with two seasons (1994-95 and 1995-96) at Long Beach State under Seth Greenberg and one LEVY Vitals (1996-97) at UC Irvine under Rod Baker. The 49ers went to the Education NCAA Tournament in 1994. Cal State Northridge, B.A. in Recreation & Leisure StudLevy played high school ball for ies; 1993 La Salle Academy in Manhattan, NY, before venturing west and Family playing two seasons at Cuesta Son: Kyle (6) College in San Luis Obispo. He transferred to Cal State Coaching Experience Northridge, where he graduated Assistant Coach, 2008-present in 1993. He served one season Loyola Marymount (1993-94) as an assistant to Rudy Assistant Coach, 2000-08 Washington at Drake UniverCal State Fullerton sity in Des Moines, Iowa, before moving to Long Beach State. He Assistant Coach, 1997-00 began his coaching career at the University of Portland Double Pump Camp at Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1992-93. Assistant Coach, 1996-97 UC Irvine Levy has a son, Kyle, 6. Assistant Coach, 1994-96 Long Beach State

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chris farr

gabe carter

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director of operations second season

MU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Max Good has named Chris Farr as an assistant coach, filling the coaching staff for the Lions heading into the 2009-10 season. Farr has over 18 years of coaching and training experience and was most recently with USF. Farr, who coached three seasons at USF (2005-08) comes to LMU with coaching and training experience for professional, college and high school basketball players. Most recently, Farr was a personal workout coach conducting individual conditioning and skills development workouts for NBA and college basketball players. He also was a clinic leader managing summer basketball camps in South Africa. Farr will be heavily involved in player development for the Lions and in recruiting. Farr helped land some of the league’s best players while at USF, including two-time All-WCC selection and 1,000-point scorer Dior Lowhorn. “We are really excited to have Chris joining our staff,” said Head Coach Max Good. “He is very well known as a recruiter in California and his experience in coaching basketball world wide will be a very valuable addition to our staff. His ability to develop players has been really an asset where ever he has been. He really will help our players improve and get better as they progress from year-to-year.” From 1999 through 2002, Farr was with the men’s basketball program at Fresno State. As assistant basketball coach, he was involved in recruiting, scouting, as well as conditioning and skills development. Prior to taking over the assistant coaching duties, Farr was an administrative assistant responsible for film exchange and monitoring the academic and athletic progress of players. Farr coached for Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA for over 10 years before joining FSU. He served as an assistant and also interim head coach. As interim head coach, he led the team to the 1999 State playoffs. While at Contra Costa College, Farr finished his degree at Cal State Hayward (now Cal State East Bay). He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Speach ComFARR Vitals munication in 1996. Education Cal State Hayward; B.A. in Speach As a student-athlete, Farr was Communication, 1996 team captain of the men’s bas ketball team at Sacramento State, Coaching Experience where he led the team in assists Assistant Coach, 2009-present (1986 to 1988) and steals (1987). Loyola Marymount He also captained Contra Costa Assistant Coach, 2005-08 College where he made all-league San Francisco first team and again led the team in steals and assists. For the 1983 Assistant Coach, 1999-02 - 1984 season, Farr played for OxFresno State nard Community College where he was named all-WSC. Interim Head Coach, 1998-99 Assistant Coach, 1989-98 Contra Costa Junior College


ompleting the coaching staff is Gabe Carter as the Director of Basketball Operations. Carter earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education/Sports Management at Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, Ark.) in 2004 and then earned a Master’s of Arts in Health and Human Performance/Sports Administration at Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, La.) in 2006. In terms of basketball, his career was shaped by both of these universities. He served as a student manager at Arkansas State from 2001 to 2003, helping earn an opportunity to be an assistant coach at Buffalo Island Central High School in Monette, AR. He was part of a program in 2003-04 that went 33-2 overall, 16-0 in conference play, winning the 7-AA North District championship and the NEA Tournament championship. He then used that experience to earn a graduate assistantship for Northwestern State. In his two seasons, the program went 47-20 overall and won a pair of regular seasons championships. In 2005-06, they earned the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. As a 13-seed they earned an upset win over fourth-seed Iowa to advance to the second round. Following his time in Louisiana, Carter coached one season at Olney Central Community College (Olney, IL) in 2006-07 and then one season at Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia, Ark.) in 2007-08. As an assistant at the NCAA Division II Ouachita Baptist, the team went 20-10 overall and 11-3 in the Golf South Conference, winning the Western Division. They went on to advance to the NCAA tournament second round. In addition to his time as an assistant coach, Carter was an instructor within the Health and Human Performance Departments at both Northwestern State and OBU and has also served as a Basketball Operations Coordinator for Double Pump, Inc. Carter is a native of Caddo Gap, Ark., where he played four years of basketball and graduated from Caddo Hills High School.

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bobby harmston head strength coach first season

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speed chart



jarred dubois

G • 6-3 • 180 • So. Los Angeles, CA



G • 6-2 • 180 • Fr. Calabasas, CA



vernon Teel

G • 6-4 • 190 • Jr. Jamaica Queens, NY


LaRon Armstead

F • 6-5 • 200 • So. Los Angeles, CA


# kelsey chine

G • 6-5 • 190 • So. Los Angeles, CA

max good HEAD COACH 2nd Season




Brandon gumaer




Tim diederichs

F • 6-9 • 225 • RS So. Seattle, WA

griffin reilly

F • 6-5 • 200 • RS So. San Jose, CA


given kalipinde

G • 6-3 • 180 • Fr. Zambia, Africa


Kevin berardini

G • 6-0 • 165 • Fr. Chicago, IL


Larry Davis

G • 6-4 • 185 • RS Jr. Queens, NY


Alex osborne

F • 6-6 • 240 • Fr. Los Angeles, CA




F • 6-7 • 210 • RS Fr. Jamaica Queens, NY

Drew viney





edgar garibay

Quincy lawson

F • 6-10 • 250 • Fr. Compton, CA

F • 6-6 • 200 • RS Jr. San Diego, CA



Daniel latimer

G • 6-0 • 170 • RS Fr. Helsinki, Finland

chris farr ASSISTANT COACH 1st Season

brad sweezy

F • 6-6 • 200 • RS Jr. Westminster, CA


F • 6-5 • 210 • RS So. Villa Park, CA

jason levy









myke scholl

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kevin young

F • 6-8 • 195 • So. Perris, CA

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The system. Mind boggling numbers. Personalities. Match-ups. The tragedy. Emotion. Perserverence. A tribute. And it all came together in one magical season that captivated the nation.

‘It Was Lightning in a Bottle’ This season celebrates the 20th anniversary of the 1989-90 LMU men’s basketball team. For over a decade, Alan Drooz covered the Lions for the Los Angeles Times. He was there from the beginning, saw the foundation put into place when Westhead arrived. He was there for every fast-break, every dunk, every tear. His articles chronicled the incredible story that was the 1989-90 Lions. For Drooz, he saw each event lead into one another and, 20 years later, for the newspaper writer with more than 30 years experience, there will never be anything like it. When asked what that 1989-90 season was like, he said “It was like Lightning in a Bottle. There aren’t too many days that go by that I don’t think about that team, about that season, about Hank and what transpired. I have never covered anything like it since.” In celebrating that team 20 years later, we talked with Drooz about that magical season and used what he and other national writers wrote throughout that season to chronicle how special the 1989-90 LMU Lions were to the world of college basketball, to the inner city of Philadelphia and to the small Jesuit school on the bluff in southern California. Enjoy the ride of what was one of the most memorable seasons in college basketball history. 2009-10 LMU Men’s Basketball | 25 LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Gameday Magazine



years ago, LMU captured the heart of the college basketball world. LMU was the national headline. The story


However, in telling the story of the 1989-90 Lions, Los Angeles Times writer Alan Drooz, who covered the Lions for over a decade, is quick to point out that the events that took place almost didn’t even happen. “Here comes a guy with NBA experience that at the time was a good hire,” said Drooz. However, he isn’t talking about Head Coach Paul Westhead, whose system was at the foundation of the Lions. Following the 1985 season the Lions actually hired Jim Lynam, who had just finished coaching the Los Angeles Clippers. “He was a very good coach, but he was only around for about three months. He was around just enough to recruit Ennoch Simmons. I don’t think he even was on the floor with the guys. Then he got an offer with the (Philadelphia) 76ers, and he was gone. “So suddenly LMU was desperate and in the market for a coach, and here is this guy (Westhead) teaching English at Marymount College who had won a NBA championship with the Lakers, and coached the Bulls right before Michael Jordan. It might have been his last chance, and everything just fell into place,” said Drooz. Paul Westhead, who knows the loneliness of the long distance runner, was out running in the canyons of Palos Verdes last week when Loyola called him in from the wilderness and named him head basketball coach. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, July 4, 1985.

It all started with the system. So in comes the system, and a year later the Philadelphia connection comes up again. Westhead’s roots being from Philadelphia helped him connect with two players from the same area who were looking to transfer from USC. Those players were Bo Kimble and Hank Gathers. “Hank and Bo were looking to transfer, didn’t know what they were going to do. Then they just fell into his (Westhead) lap through the Philadelphia connection,” said Drooz. “There was a lot of optimism once that happened.“ Kimble and Gathers had to redshirt the 1986-87 season. “They weren’t very good that year,” said Drooz. “But the key was this freshman, Jeff Fryer, was asked to play a lot and gained confidence.” During his 3-½ seasons with Loyola Marymount, he has favored a system of organized chaos that calls to mind a fourth-grade recess... Westhead wants the Lions to get 20-plus offensive rebounds, force 27 turnovers and take 119 shots. “Our offense,” Fryer said, “is like playing in heaven.” Jeff Fryer, with understandable affection, thinks of scholarly Paul Westhead as the nutty professor. “Coach Westhead is an interesting coach,” Fryer put it nicely. “ He gets mad at me


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when I don’t shoot. How many college basketball players have ever been treated like that? He’s kind of a wacky coach.” -- Sports Illustrated, Hank Hersch, Feb. 13, 1989

“Then the following year they gave us a snap shot of what was to come,” said Drooz. The Lions went 28-4 overall and a perfect 14-0 in the WCC the first year with Gathers and Kimble on the floor. The following year Kimble missed most of the non-conference with the knee injury, but that too had its place on the 1989-90 season. “Gathers really established himself as a scorer ,and Fryer was again asked to step up,” said Drooz. “Toward the end of the year, they were starting to hit their stride, still won the conference tournament and the table was set for the senior year of Hank, Bo and Jeff.” Gathers finished the season leading the nation in scoring and rebounding. With the start of the 1989-90 season, the Lions were poised to master that system to perfection. The roster now featured the trio of experienced seniors in Gathers, Kimble and Fryer, and the Lions were on the verge of competing among the nation’s best. With the table set, things were no longer optimistic. “The mood on campus was now more expectation. Anything less than a conference championship and doing something in the NCAA tournament would have been considered disappointing,” said Drooz. “And one other thing to note at this point, Westhead really upgraded the schedule. Television was stepping in and setting up big games, and he thought they were ready.” The ride began in the preseason NIT with a trip to Las Vegas to take on UNLV in Game #1 (Nov. 15, 1989). And instantly, storylines to the season already started popping up all over the place. The Lions would fall in the opener, 102-91 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The big three of Fryer, Kimble and Gathers went for 23, 21 and 18 in a game Drooz said LMU clearly

came in knowing they could play with anyone. “It was the first game of the year, and there was some woofing going on before the game in the hallway as the teams passed each other. LMU was ready to play with the big boys.”

Loyola Marymount made itself right at home for most of its game against Nevada Las Vegas Wednesday night, outplaying-- and outrunning-the Rebels. But in the final 10 minutes, the Lions found out why UNLV is rated No. 1, as the Rebels pulled away to a 102-91 victory…”People went to sleep back East (at halftime) thinking we were No. 1,” Loyola Coach Paul Westhead said. “They justifiably earned being ranked first.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Nov. 16, 1989

As the Lions headed home for Game #2 (Nov. 25, 1989) against Nevada, it became clear that the Lions had stepped things up a notch with a new wrinkle to the system - the full court press. The Lions put up big numbers in a 145-102 win over Nevada in the first home game of the season, and the press was taking effect. “They had put up big numbers, but they had added the full court press at that point,” said Drooz. “The funny thing is that the idea to add the press was pushed by assistant Jay Hilock, who was this conservative coach at Gonzaga prior to coming to LMU. Westhead was very hesitant. He didn’t know if they could press the whole game. It turned out that it worked, and as the season progressed, they did it more and more, and it changed things.” “It was a fast-paced game, which we thrive on,” Loyola Coach Paul Westhead said. “Our press kind of helped create the pace. Even though we got 145 points, we’ll get sharper. I’m sure the fact this is our second game is an important adjustment. Openers are always tough. My empathy goes out to Reno.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Nov. 26, 1989


The Lions then headed to the southeast for the Gator Bowl Classic where in Game #3 (Dec. 1, 1989) they defeated Stetson 126-95 to advance to the championship game. In the title game, Game #4 (Dec. 2, 1989), the Lions used that defense to defeat Jacksonville, 106-105. “This was the one trip I didn’t make all year,” said Drooz. “When they got back, nothing out of the ordinary was discussed. They just went about their business even though they were playing without Fryer.”

per stumer ery ball-handler for Jacksonville with at least two defenders… “As much as we herald our offense, it was the defense that turned that game,” Westhead said. -- Orlando Sentinel, Derek Catron, Dec. 3, 1989

The Lions then returned to southern California and headed to San Diego for their annual track meet against US International. “These games were always amazing,” said Drooz. “I remember one year from San Diego when they played, can’t remember which game exactly, I called the Times’ office at halftime and told them they might want to hold space on the front page because LMU has a chance to hit 200 points. Incredible games.” This time the Lions defeated USIU 152-137 in Game #5 (Dec. 7, 1989) of the season. This one had nothing such as the team records

“LMU’s game against Stetson was typical. From the onset, the Hatters were cautious and tempominded. The prudent attitude lasts, oh, maybe four possessions. Eventually the press wears down the opponent’s will to crawl when it can run–and dunk and score–because if you beat the press, a wonderland of 2-on-1 and even 3-on-1 opportunities await.” -- Orlando Sentinel, Derek Catron, Dec. 2, 1989

“...Loyola Marymount, the highest-scoring team in the country, is trailing host Jacksonville by as many as 13 points in the second half. Time to turn up the defense. Defense? What does a team that averaged an NCAA-record 112 points last year and gave up 107 know about defense? But Loyola turns up its full-court press, trapping ev-

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27 bo kimble set in last year’s two meetings, which LMU won, 162-144 and 181-150, or the 97 points Oklahoma scored in the first half against the Gulls two weeks ago. USIU could not offset the dominating play of Hank Gathers, who had 37 points and 27 rebounds. Four other Loyola players scored in double figures as the teams combined for 289 points, the fourth highest in NCAA Division I history. Three of those four games were between USIU and LMU. -- Los Angeles Times, Rick Hazeltine, Dec. 8, 1989

The Lions then returned home to take on UC Santa Barbara in Game #6 (Dec. 9, 1989). The Lions were without Fryer, but it seemed to be just another game. However, it proved to be one of the games that is always part of the conversation when talking about the 1989-90 Lions. LMU won the game 104-101, and it was the event with 13:56 left to play that stands out. Loyola Marymount needed the biggest night of Bo Kimble’s college career to score its biggest victory of the season, knocking off UC Santa Barbara, 104-101, Saturday night before a sellout crowd of 4,156 at Loyola. Kimble scored 51 points, setting a school record and making up for the midgame loss of Hank Gathers, who fainted on the court with 13:56 left… Gathers, who had 18 points, did not return to the game and was taken to Centinela Hospital Medical Center for precautionary tests, but team doctor Dan Hyslop said Gathers appeared to be fine.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Dec. 10, 1989

Twenty years later, Drooz remembers the incident not being talked about much when it happened. “People were curious as to what was up, but no one gave the impression it was serious. I didn’t think it was a big deal. I passed out when I was a kid in church, so I didn’t think it was that unusual,” said Drooz. “So at the time it was there, but I didn’t think much of it.” The Lions then were forced to head into the meat of their non-conference schedule without Gathers. It was a chance for Kimble to take over, and he did, eventually leading the nation in scor-


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ing. And Drooz points to Game #7 (Dec. 19, 1989) as a coming out party for Kimble. The Lions traveled for a mid-week game against 21st-ranked Oregon State in Corvallis to take on eventual NBA All-Pro, Gary Payton. It was an individual showcase many won’t forget. “That was a great game. One of the more memorable ones in my time covering that program,” said Drooz. “That was Bo’s big breakout game, showed he could carry the team without Hank. I remember it being a great one-on-one battle, almost a one-on-one shootout. Bo and Gary really put on a show.” A crowd of 9,183 saw Gill Coliseum--which began the evening as Payton’s Place--end up as Kimble’s Corner... Payton’s total tied Mel Counts’ 26-year-old school record, while Kimble’s total-his second in a row of more than 50--broke the record for an Oregon State opponent of 46 set by Louisiana State’s Pete Maravich in 1969. It was also a Loyola school record. Kimble hit 21 of 27 shots from the field, 10 of 11 free throws and added a game-high 12 rebounds in the absence of Hank Gathers. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Dec. 20, 1989

The win over a nationally ranked program turned heads, and following the game, Oregon State Coach Jim Anderson commented that “The system got to us.” Drooz remembers hearing that multiple times while covering the Lions. “I ran into that a lot. Jim Harrick use to call it the beast, which was one of my favorite lines. Westhead had a lot of courage to let his team go like that, and he trusted the guys to do what they needed to do. They ran the same basic stuff over and over because no one could stop it. Jeff from the corner, Bo from the corner, and if that didn’t work, Hank coming down the middle. Every coach feared getting caught up in the beast. All it would take is for your team to get caught up in that two minute span where you lost control of your team and it was over. Loyola would run off a 19-5 spurt in two minutes and it would be over.”

It was that mentality that set-up the showdown between Oklahoma and LMU in a rare blockbuster at Gersten Pavilion for Game #8 (Dec. 23, 1989). It featured the two highest-scoring teams in the nation, and Drooz points out it was one circled on the calendar by LMU “and by Billy Tubbs. “Billy didn’t like Loyola scoring more and breaking the scoring records. Look at what Oklahoma did to LMU the following year (OU won in Norman, 172-112). I happened to be back by the press area and he was talking to a recruit and I remember hearing him say, ‘if you come here next year, we will beat those guys even worse.’ It was really an electric game, atmosphere. Gersten was really electric those years. There was talk of moving the game to the Forum, but it was good it stayed at Gersten,” said Drooz. A showdown between Loyola Marymount and Oklahoma, the nation’s top scoring teams, hank gathers showed Oklahoma had more run in its gun... The Lions, with Hank Gathers sitting on the bench, were hurt by Oklahoma’s superior inside power and their own poor shooting (36.4%). Oklahoma pulled away in the final minutes despite 46 points by Bo Kimble and 29 from Jeff Fryer. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Dec. 24, 1989

Game #9 (Dec. 30, 1989) was another home date and was a tune-up for the Lions’ big east coast swing the next week. While it was not against a nationally-ranked opponent, it had significance as Gathers returned to the line-up. LMU had no problem defeating Niagara, 122-87. The mismatch lacked the intensity of recent matchups with ranked opponents Oregon State and Oklahoma, and was notable for the return of Loyola’s Hank Gathers to the lineup... “Hank (did) about what we expected,” Lion Coach Paul Westhead said. “He showed flashes of playing well, at times he was off. I thought he played well, but from past performances that wasn’t the Hank you see all the time. It wasn’t bad, though.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Dec. 31, 1989

At 7-2 on the season, the Lions headed east on a road trip where “things really picked up a notch and the national attention picked up,” said Drooz. “It was a great trip. It really showed the strengthened schedule. At least two of the games were on TV, all three had great crowds. But what I remember from all three of those games was people leaving the arena saying ‘that was the greatest game that I have ever seen.’ That was pretty much happening every game LMU played on the road. People like that up-tempo pace. And TV loved it.” And right out of the gates, the Lions were greeted with games that had a March feel, not early January. Game #10 (Jan. 2, 1990) saw Xavier score a last second 115-113 win over the Lions in Cincinnati. However, it wasn’t the Xavier win fans were talking about. It was the Lions. What is one to make of the Loyola Marymount basketball program? Has Paul Westhead created a monster? These no longer are the unknown

little Lions who sneak into town and escape with an upset... And only moments after burying the Lions, the Xavier folks couldn’t wait to praise them… Even in defeat, Loyola made converts in Ohio... The security guard outside Loyola’s locker room pointed to the scoreboard and said: “It doesn’t get any better than that. That was better than the pros.” People who don’t regularly see the Lions still find it hard to believe nearly all of their games are like that. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Jan. 3, 1990

Games #11 (Jan. 4, 1990) and #12 (Jan. 6, 1990) saw the return home of the Philadelphia natives. Kimble continued to take the individual headlines with his 54-point, buzzer-beating performance to lift LMU over St. Joseph’s, 99-96. And then Kimble and Gathers combined to knock off 17th-ranked La Salle and star Lionel (Train) Simmons, 121-116. As Bo Kimble’s 35-foot, leaning, one-handed prayer from the far left wing found nothing but twine at the final horn, a record crowd of 3,200 at St. Joseph’s Fieldhouse rose as one and put their hands together. The energetic ovation lasted for several well-deserved moments. The only problem was, it was impossible to tell if the fans were saluting the heroics of Kimble or the dogged Hawks. Kimble, a native son, was sure it was for him. Upon capping off a record- setting 54-point performance with the implausible shot that gave 20-point favorite Loyola Marymount a 99-96 win, he raised his hands skyward, palms up, and took a bow in front of the stands. No one ever had scored more against a Big 5 team… Amazingly, the shot appeared to be good almost from the moment it left the 6-5 senior swingman’s magical right hand. “Tonight was just my night,” Kimble said. “I just wanted an opportunity to come back and play here. I can’t express the feeling.” -- Philadelphia Daily News, Mike Kern, Jan. 5, 1990

Then it was the return for Westhead to one of his first coaching jobs. The win over La Salle was not only sweet as a homecoming for the coach, but it also marked a big road win against a ranked opponent for LMU.

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La Salle, which has been bracing for the return of Philadelphia natives Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble, decided to play the game on Loyola’s terms. The Explorers took 100 shots to Loyola’s 76. It was a mistake. While Kimble scored 32 points and Gathers had his best game in a month with 27 points and 12 rebounds, La Salle star Lionel (Train) Simmons stalled at 34 points and didn’t score in the last 5:40...Simmons, who appeared to tire while playing all 40 minutes and grabbing 19 rebounds, put up three air-ball free throws and took a wildly errant shot from the baseline in the closing minute… “They get caught up in the (Loyola) system and they don’t know what’s happening. Were they fatigued? Of course. Lionel shot four air balls, and he’s a good foul shooter,” [said Kimble]. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Jan. 7, 1990

The Lions returned to California to start conference play, opening their first two on the road, running their road trip to five straight. Forgive the phrase, but the Lions were off and running once conference arrived. Game #13 (Jan. 11, 1990) saw the Lions knock off Santa Clara, 113-100. Drooz noted that as conference play started, it was clear Gathers was getting back into playing form. “He had a terrible game against St. Joe’s, but played much better against La Salle,” said Drooz. After the La Salle game, Drooz wrote that “Gathers was gratified he was able to shake the effects of medication he has been taking since fainting Dec. 9.” And 20 years later he comments that the duo of “Bo and Hank were really starting to work.” That was clear in the article he wrote on Jan. 12, when he stated: Equally unsettling for opponents had to be the return to form of the Hank and Bo Show. Bo Kimble scored 35 points and Hank Gathers added 22, with a number of thundering dunks in a performance that included 12 rebounds. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Jan. 12, 1990

Then in Game #14 (Jan. 13, 1990), the Lions continued to press their way through conference with a 119-112 win at San Diego. What, Paul Westhead worry? Nah. The man has seen a lot of baskets in his five years at Loyola Marymount. So there was little cause for concern when an exuberant University of San Diego team began pressing his 23rd-ranked Lions Saturday night in front of a standing-room-only crowd listed at 2,500 in the USD Sports Center. As long as the pace was furious and


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The numbers the 1989-90 LMU Lions put up were staggering. Here are just a few of the mind-numbing figures the Lions put up that season.

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Number of points averaged per game in 198990, still a NCAA Division-I record.

The number of games the Lions had over 100 points, also a NCAA record.

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Consecutive games scored over 100 points, tied with UNLV for the NCAA record.

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Points Bo Kimble scored to lead the nation, ranked 4th all-time in NCAA history.

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The number of times LMU is listed in the NCAA record book for team single-game scoring out of 64 total listings.

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The number of points the Lions scored to set the WCC record in 157-115 win over USF (2/5/90).

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The number of points the Lions scored to set the NCAA tournament record in 149-115 win over Michigan (3/18/90).

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The number of NCAA tournament records the Lions set in just the one game against Michigan (3/18/90)

the score was high, Westhead was happy. Loyola Marymount usually wins these games, and Saturday was no different.

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-- Los Angeles Times, Jim Lindgren, Jan. 14, 1990

The Lions returned home for a 144-100 win over Gonzaga in Game #15 (Jan. 19, 1990) and a 131-106 win over Portland in Game #16 (Jan. 20, 1990). In the win over the Bulldogs, Gathers broke the WCC career scoring mark with 2,060 points. Without a real challenge from Gonzaga Friday night, Loyola Marymount looked elsewhere for motivation. The spark in the Lions’ 144-100 victory came with 12:25 left in the game when Hank Gathers scored his 20th and 21st points to break the West Coast Conference career-scoring mark of 2,060 points set by Loyola’s Forrest McKenzie four years ago. Gathers finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds… “It’s kind of appropriate (Gathers) went over the top for a follow-up slam dunk (for the record),” Loyola Coach Paul Westhead said. “That’s what Hank stands for: ‘You shoot it, I’ll get it.’ “ Gathers agreed. “What better way to break the record than on a followup dunk?” he said. “It was sweet. A layup or regular jump shot would’ve been boring.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Jan. 21, 1990

The Lions then headed up to the Pacific Northwest in a strange schedule twist that had LMU playing Portland and Gonzaga for back-to-back weekends. “That is the hardest trip of the season in conference play, in the heart of winter and I remember a lot of the guys struggling with the flu,” said Drooz. “I think it is a pretty standard thing at some point in the season. They handled it well.”

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In Game #17 (Jan. 25, 1990) they knockedoff Portland 126-103 at the Chiles Center, setting the tone for close games that LMU still managed to pull out. Kimble had 39, Gathers 31 and Fryer 24 as the Big Three continued to roll. Game #18 (Jan. 27, 1990) in Spokane, Wash., was even closer, as the Lions didn’t hit 100 points but still managed to win, 99-88. Loyola played a fitful game and Gonzaga effectively milked the clock. But 31 points apiece from Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble and 57% shooting-including 20 of 31 in the second half--lifted the Lions despite a 42-point, 18-of-25 performance by Gonzaga’s Jim McPhee. That tied his career high--accomplished last week against Loyola. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Jan. 28, 1990

Individuals going for their career-highs was nothing new to the Lions. “I remember having conversations with Paul (Westhead) and he always commented how much teams loved to play us, that no matter what the final score was, they could get a headline because a player would shatter the school record for points in a game.” said Drooz. The Lions returned home to start a stretch of three games in four days that Drooz called the “most fun” he had in covering one stretch of his LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Gameday Magazine


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more than 10 years assigned to LMU. “The whole thing was a whirlwind of a schedule,” said Drooz. “LSU was big time, they had Chris Jackson and the two big freshmen. I remember Westhead joking around with me about which one was bigger, Shaq or Stanley Roberts. So here is Hank Gathers jumping center against Shaquille O’Neal and doing his normal routine. He would hike-up his shorts, flex his leg muscles and say ‘ok, get ready for 40 minutes of war.’ And here he is saying this to a 7-2 guy. He loved doing that. That really stuck out to me because Hank was really rounding back into top shape. “ Prior to the LSU game, the Lions hosted Saint Mary’s in Game #19 (Feb. 1, 1990) in Gersten Pavilion and earned a 150-119 win. It broke the WCC scoring record the Lions set a year prior and was LMU’s ninth win in a row. Then less than 48 hours later, the Lions were on the gulf coast taking on a loaded LSU team in Game #20 (Feb. 3, 1990). The game, which Drooz is quick to point out was set-up by CBS (“TV loved LMU”), has become one of the classic college basketball games of all time. LSU won in overtime, 148-141. They ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles and they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn’t go Saturday. But after playing 45 minutes of the most nonstop offense since Pete Maravich left school here in 1970, Loyola Marymount found it could not run through the trees of Louisiana State’s front line often enough. LSU 7-footers Shaquille O’Neal and Stanley Roberts provided enough edge to hold off Loyola in overtime, 148-141, before 14,084 in the Maravich Assembly Center. There were 11 LSU records set in the game…”I thought we were one basket away, and we got a steal. If we’d made it, it would’ve been tough (for LSU) to crawl out,” Loyola Coach Paul Westhead said. “After the Jackson foul they made a concerted effort to go inside. That wasn’t a very nice thing to do.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Feb. 4, 1990

When asked what he remembers 20 years later, Drooz comments, “The LSU game was such a good game that Dale Brown (LSU Head Coach) got on the PA afterwards, remember now this is Pistol Peteland, and said something like, ‘lets give a hand to both teams, I think you have seen one of the best games ever played in the state of Louisiana.’ It was a great game.” LMU wasn’t through, less than 24 hours later they were back on the floor of Gersten Pavilion, dispatching San Francisco in Game #21 (Feb. 4, 1990) of the season, 157-115. “Not only did they come back and play a conference game the next day, arriving at LAX around midnight, they just destroyed USF. Look at the points they put up in less than 72 hours on three different coasts. Almost 450 points,” Drooz says from memory. “Impressive.”


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What letdown? Anyone who thought Loyola Marymount might be down after losing at Louisiana State on Saturday, flying home late Saturday night and playing the University of San Francisco on Sunday, think again… The latest scoring explosion gave the Lions 448 points in three games in four days (a 149.3 average). In the three games, 830 total points were scored. The victory was paced by Bo Kimble’s 50 pointshis fourth 50-point game this season, 30 points and 13 rebounds from Hank Gathers, 23 points by Jeff Fryer-18 in the second half-and 19 points by Terrell Lowery. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Feb. 5, 1990

The Lions then went through the next three conference games with ease. They dispatched USF in the rematch 137-123 in Game #22 (Feb. 9, 1990) at War Memorial, thanks to the hot shooting of Fryer, who hit all seven three-point attempts and finished with an amazing 33 points on 12 shots. In Game #23 (Feb. 10, 1990) the Lions defeated Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif., 139-110, setting the record for points at McKeon Pavilion in the process. Then the Lions played the first of back-to-back games against rival Pepperdine, defeating the Waves 131-116 at Gersten Pavilion in Game #24 (Feb. 14, 1990). Loyola Marymount’s senior trio of Hank Gathers, Bo Kimble and Jeff Fryer kissed off Pepperdine with a Valentine’s Day bouquet of 105 points as Loyola clinched at least a tie for the West Coast Conference title Wednesday night with a 131116 victory. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Feb. 15, 1990

Fryer scored a season-high 40 points, Kimble scored 36 and Gathers finished with 29 points

and 12 rebounds. In the game, Gathers set the career conference scoring record in WCC games of 1,065 previously set by USF’s Bill Cartwright. Then came Game #25 (Feb. 17, 1990), it was one of those games that make the Pepperdine-LMU rivalry what it is. LMU had run through conference play and looked poised to run the table for the second time in three seasons. However, the Waves spoiled the sweep thoughts with a 131-123 win at Firestone Fieldhouse. The Waves upset the nationally ranked Lions 131-123 in front of 3,529 fans... For the Lions, it sounded as if they couldn’t wait to see the Waves again. “I don’t like them very much” said guard Jeff Fryer. “I’d like to face them again in the league tournament and get them back.” Senior Hank Gathers echoed the same sentiments. “They got one.” said Gathers. “We’ll see them again. We split last year and bombed them in the tournament, so we’ll see.” -- Los Angeles Loyolan, Earl Schuman, Feb. 21, 1990

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THE TEAM In asking Drooz about the Pepperdine-LMU series, specifically the one played in 1989-90, he states, “All I really remember is that folks really were looking forward to a third meeting in the WCC tournament,” Drooz paused. “As things played out, I also remember people being upset when the tournament was cancelled because they wanted to see LMU play Pepperdine again.” The Lions closed the regular season at home, defeating San Diego 131-119 in Game #26 (Feb. 23, 1990) and Santa Clara 117-91 in Game #27 (Feb. 24, 1990). “We went to a press we’ve never used,” Westhead said. “It’s a very chancy defense. Usually you tire after three minutes. We used it for 23 minutes. It’s like a contingency defense, if someone’s holding the ball and we don’t like the pace, we’ll use it. I think it turned the game around. To us, pace is all-important.”… Gathers, who made 12 of 16 shots, called Saturday’s effort “one of the best games we’ve played in several weeks. We did something a little different and it sped up the game. The team’s energy level was real high. I’m not tired--I don’t even feel like I played a game.” It took the Lions a little longer than usual to reach 100 points, but they managed it with 5:50 left for the 24th time this season, an NCAA record. Westhead hopes to keep adding to it for a while. “The significance (of the record) is when we get into the hundreds, we usually win. Hopefully we’ve got a lot more games to go.”





Marcellus Lee 6-10 • Sr. • Pomona, CA



Greg Walker

per stumer

5-11 • Fr. • San Jose, CA



tom peabody

6-3 • Jr. • Santa Ana, CA



tony walker

6-1 • Jr. • Riverside, CA

6-7 • Jr. • Sweden



John o’connell

6-6 • So. • Glenside, PA

-- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Feb. 25, 1990

So the Lions entered the WCC tournament, hosted by LMU at Gersten Pavilion, as the top seed. “They picked the early game,” said Drooz. “Everything was pointed toward preparing for another title push. It really was business as usual.” They defeated Gonzaga in the opening round, 121-84, Game #28 (March 3, 1990) on the season.





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terrell lowery

6-2 • So. • Oakland, CA



bo kimble

6-5 • Sr. • Philadelphia, PA



6-2 • Sr. • Newport Beach, CA



chris scott

6-8 • Fr. • Union City, CA

jeff roscoe

6-9 • Sr. • Puyallup, WA



chris knight

6-9 • So. • Los Angeles, CA

the coaches HEAD COACH: Paul Westhead



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6-8 • Jr. • Carson, CA

ASSISTANT COACHES: Jay HIlock Judas Prada Bruce Woods Paul Westhead, Jr. hank gathers memorial service coming back from classes, most of which have been canceled. If everyone’s trying to go through the motions, that’s all they are, motions. There are 3,500 LMU undergraduates and it seems that every one knew Hank or Bo Kimble or someone who knew them. This little miracle they pulled off, turning a tiny school in Westchester into a nationally ranked basketball power, was their collective pride. And then part of their inspiration died, before their eyes, at the height of his glory, at 23. -- Los Angeles Times, Mark Heisler, Mar. 6, 1990

Then came March 4, 1990. “Pretty horrible day,” said Drooz. It’s a day that changed everything. “Um,” said Drooz when asked about that day. He paused, not because he didn’t remember, he paused because they were memories that where as vivid as if they happened yesterday. “When it was all over, oddest thing that I thought was that I left my house in San Pedro around quarter to four and headed up to Loyola. Then heading home that night, I looked at the clock and it was just about midnight. I thought, wow, in an eighthour work shift I went from covering a college basketball game to covering this great player who basically died on the court, in front of a full house, in front of his family, his last big alley-oop dunk. I will never forget about it.” The articles were many, the stories countless as the event happened in front of a full house of Gersten Pavilion. But here is a sample of what was written: In a frightening scene played out before much of his family, Loyola Marymount University basketball star Hank Gathers collapsed in a game at Loyola Sunday evening and died shortly after at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital. Gathers, 23, had just brought the crowd to its feet with a powerful dunk when he started upcourt, then fell unconscious near midcourt. Almost immediately Gathers sat down, then sank back to the floor and appeared to go into convulsions. At times, Gathers appeared to be aware of what was happening but he lapsed back into unconsciousness each time. Gathers was pronounced dead at 6:55pm. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Mar. 5, 1990

Hank Gathers died in the surroundings he loved most. It was a fitting conclusion, if there can be such a thing, to a tragic story that left many of his colleagues speechless, and his coaches in tears. “The last thing he ever did was a slam dunk. Then he went out and slapped the hand of the kid who gave him the pass,” said San Jose State basketball coach Stan Morrison, who coached

Gathers his freshman year at USC. Gathers, 23, died Sunday night after collapsing during Loyola Marymount’s West Coast Conference Tournament game against Portland. He was taken to Daniel Freeman Hospital where he died. -- Los Angeles Times, Maryann Hudson, Mar. 5, 1990

Gathers took an alley-oop pass from Terrell Lowery somewhere way above the rim and slammed it home like an exclamation point. The Lions led 25-13. The game was barely six minutes old. Gathers retreated to his spot in Loyola Marymount’s pressure defense then, without warning, keeled over.

On the day Loyola Marymount expected to be celebrating its third consecutive conference tournament title, the school instead celebrated a memorial Mass for fallen basketball star Hank Gathers. A line of mourners stretched from Gersten Pavilion and beyond the campus onto 80th Street. Inside, Father Tom Higgins, a member of the Loyola faculty, greeted the overflow crowd: “Welcome to Hank’s House.” The Rev. David Hagan, a longtime Gathers family friend, suggested that the gym where Gathers found glory be memorialized to Gathers. Perhaps the most moving moments of the 90-minute service occurred near the end, when teammate and boyhood friend Bo Kimble paid tribute to Gathers. Taking a deep breath, Kimble said, “It’s so dif-

-- The Oregonian, Ken Goe, Mar. 5, 1990

At the time of the incident, Loyola Marymount had just taken a 25-13 lead over Portland with Gathers dunk shot. As is their style, Gathers then huriedly jockeyed into his normal position in the Lions daunted full court pressure defense near midcourt. He turned to face the inbounds pass, took a couple steps to his right and crashed to the floor with a thud. “If you didn’t see it, you heard it,” said a fan to another. -- Los Angeles Times, Jim Lindgren, Mar. 5, 1990

There’s something wrong here. The day after the death of Hank Gathers comes up dazzling, bathing the Loyola Marymount campus in sunlight. It’s as if they’re going to take the annual picture for the cover of the brochure. Look again. The American flag is at half staff. On a doorway to Gersten Pavilion, someone has taped a note: “Hank, We (Love) U--LMU.” A student wears a black armband with Hank Gathers’ No. 44 on it. Most of the students walking on campus are

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ficult to be here speaking of my beloved friend and brother. You never know how much they mean to you till they’re gone. Now I know.” Then he asked for “one last applause in his house.” The crowd responded with a standing ovation, then moved into a spontaneous second round of thunderous clapping, foot-stomping and whistling that shook the gym. Higgins, who said he once told Gathers, “You’re the only person I’ve ever met funnier than I am,” and got the reply, “Definitely, Father,” perhaps best put it in perspective, saying, “Why did Hank die? Our books don’t have the answers. Why did Hank live? Your presence here answers that.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Mar. 7, 1990

The WCC cancelled the tournament, LMU was named the league’s representative to the NCAA tournament and then came 11 days in between March 4 and when the Lions would take the court again in the NCAA tournament. It was 11 days that included memorial services, grieving and a scuffle in practice that told Westhead the team was ready to play. “They had 11 days in between. The team stayed very unified,” said Drooz. “You had kids from all walks of life. You had kids from affluent upbringings, then you had kids from impoverished areas. Yet, they all came together pretty well. At first they tried to protect the players. Then individually the guys started talking, it was kind of having a healing effect on the team. There was a scuffle at practice, and I remember Westhead commenting that they were ready to play the game again. He was right. The Lions then opened the tournament basically at home, getting placed in the West Regional first and second round games at the Long Beach Arena. But the entire nation was captivated by the 11-seeded team who were expected to play valiantly but fall under the weight of top teams bo kimble


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and the emotion of the week. AN EMOTIONAL RELEASE The Lions drew New Mexico State and headed into the tournament an emotonal favorite. Asked if he was surprised the Lions survived beyond the first round, Drooz stated, “Oh, yeah. I thought they would play a good game, but you couldn’t have expected that. I kind of thought they would be doing well to get through one game, but thought they would run out of gas that first weekend.” The first game of the NCAA tournament, Game #29 (Mar. 16, 1990) on the season, the Lions were just getting started. Loyola Marymount’s basketball team may be the living example of a team being credited with an ‘emotional victory.’ What the Lions did Friday night when they ran down New Mexico State, 111-92, tapped the emotions of most people watching the game, as well as their own emotions as they won their NCAA Tournament opener without teammate Hank Gathers, who died during a game March 4. “Emotions were ever-present,” Coach Paul Westhead said Saturday. “We talked about it, we were conscious of it. I hoped we’d control it.” -- South Bay Daily Breeze, Chris Long, Mar. 17, 1990

Playing before a record crowd of 12,200 at Long Beach Arena, Loyola Marymount took the court Friday night for the first time since teammate Hank Gathers died March 4. The Lions wore round patches with “44”--Gathers’ uniform number--on their jerseys and fans waved Hank Hankies. The Lions seemed to finally get their emotions under control in the second half and they surged past New Mexico State, 111-92, in the first round of the NCAA tournament... Bo Kimble, Gathers’ friend long before he became his Loyola teammate, seemed to be pressing in the first half and drew his fourth foul with 4:45 to play in the first half. When he drew the fourth foul, Kimble said, “I went through a brief meditation--do not foul . . . do not foul.” It worked. Kimble finished with a Western Regional record 45 points, 33 in the second half. He scored 35 points after drawing his fourth foul and added a career-high 18 rebounds... Kimble also made good on a promise to shoot his first free throw left-handed to honor his friend. His chance finally came with 14:46 to play, and he swished the southpaw shot, then was mobbed by teammates. “They went after the ball like a one-eyed dog in a butcher shop,” New Mexico State Coach Neil McCarthy said of Loyola... “When we took the floor I sensed a community spirit,” Westhead

the tribute said. “It was a great feeling to have the community of Los Angeles supporting us.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Mar. 17, 1990

The Lions made it into the second round, where they were slated to play the defending champions, Michigan. Across the country, many were cheering for the Lions, but most thought the dream would come to an end. It didn’t, as the Lions “blitzed” Michigan 149115 in the NCAA second round, Game #30 (Mar. 18, 1990) of the season. “Michigan had really good players, including jeff fryer

-- Los Angeles Times, Mar. 19, 1990

LMU entered into the Sweet 16 for the first (and only) time in school history going forward, fast. The opponent in Game #31 (Mar. 23, 1990) of the season, Alabama. The Crimson Tide was the opposite of the Lions, known for their defense, but just as loaded with talent, including Robert Horry. an All-American in Rumeal Robinson at guard. I remember the entire game Terrell (Lowery) kept taunting him the whole game, saying ‘Come on All-American, that’s all you got.’ They were getting a lot of frustration out of them,” said Drooz. “My favorite was Steve Fisher (Michigan head coach) saying at the end of the game, ‘they just blitzed us and we couldn’t stay with them.’ They really did just take it to them.” After Friday’s 111-92 NCAA tournament victory over New Mexico State, someone wrote on the blackboard in the Loyola Marymount locker room, “The Dream Lives.” No need to erase that Sunday.

The Lions, who feared their emotions might outrun them when they returned to the court after teammate Hank Gathers’ death, instead outran two opponents in Long Beach Arena to advance to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Sunday’s victim was defending champion Michigan, which fell in a flurry of scoring records, 149-115. Michigan was seeded third in the West; Loyola was 11th...The point total was the highest in tournament history, by plenty. Loyola broke the tournament team scoring record of 127 set by Lion Coach Paul Westhead’s alma mater, St. Joseph’s, in 1961 in four overtimes against Utah. Westhead was a senior on that team. The 264 combined points is another record. Senior Lion guard Jeff Fryer scored 41 points, making 11 of 15 three-pointers. He broke the record of 10 three-pointers by Fred Banks of Nevada Las Vegas three years ago. The Lions made 21 threepointers, breaking the record of 14 by Providence in 1987...“On the bus ride here I instructed our guys to play bombs away,” Westhead said. “Let ‘em fly. You saw our fast-break system as we see it every day. The players are free to let it go... I feel sorry for whoever we play next.” -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Mar. 19, 1990

And as the NCAA postseason progressed, there seemed to be story lines all over the place, “and, based on entertainment value, Loyola Marymount, a small Jesuit university tucked under the flight paths to and from Los Angeles International Airport, might just be the ultimate madefor-television college basketball team… The challenge for CBS technicians would be keeping Loyola Marymount in focus. The Lions, you see, play this game at 78 r.p.m. Strictly fast forward.”

The game was nothing like anything LMU fans saw that entire season. LMU found themselves in the Elite Eight thanks to a 62-60 win. That score was less than the score of many games the Lions played, at half. “The Alabama game was pretty bizarre,” said Drooz. “[Alabama Coach Wimp] Sanderson and Westhead were pretty good friends, so they knew each other pretty well. And LMU played some pretty good defensive teams in those three years. Here is Alabama holding them into the 60s. It showed that Loyola could still play in that style. Alabama had some pretty good players – Horry and Sprewell. It showed once again they were playing against some pretty good athletes.” But in the end, the dream emotion-based run continued, making the Lions one of the original cinderella stories. Somebody obviously has sprinkled a little stardust on these Loyolans, giving them some dumb luck to go along with the hustle and bravery and skill that already had carried them this far. Because, as anyone who saw this NCAA West Regional game could plainly see, Wimp Sanderson’s Alabama slama-jamas did everything a basketball team could do to stop Loyola Marymount--and still couldn’t stop it. The score was 62-60, Lions over Crimson Tide, in a game played at what the winners considered to be warped-speed. Slow. Much too slow. So slow, Stumer said, “It was like learning how to walk.” So slow, that for the Lions to score as many points as they did five days before against Michigan, they probably would have had to play another 40 minutes. At halftime, with a LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Gameday Magazine


measly 22 points on the scoreboard, with Alabama’s defenders having plastered themselves so close to the Lions that they appeared to be dirty-dancing, Paul Westhead looked his Loyola players in the eye and sent them back out with a rallying cry that is not destined to go down with the great pep talks of the ages. “OK, guys,” Westhead said, “we only need 104 more points to get our average.” Funny team this Loyola. -- Los Angeles Times, Mike Downey, Mar. 24, 1990

The magic ride of the Lions found themselves in the Elite Eight. “At that point, I was like everyone else, just going along for the ride,” said Drooz. “How are you doing this? Bo had risen to a whole new level, which was hard to believe considering he led the nation in scoring and put up so many memorable moments on the season.”

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So Game #32 (March 25, 1990) of the Lions season would be the same opponent as Game #1, UNLV. “I think LMU had hit the wall on the emotional end, just the three whole weeks, everything they had gone through. And then they ran into a buzzsaw. I remember one of the guards saying they loved Hank but once they get on the court, they would show no mercy.” Before Sunday’s West Regional final, all of Nevada Las Vegas’ starters approached Loyola Coach Paul Westhead, wished him luck and acknowledged his team’s special journey through the NCAA tournament. After the game, players from both sides embraced at halfcourt. But for the 40 minutes in between of playing time, UNLV handed the Lions their most lopsided defeat of the season, ending their emotional quest with a 131-101 victory to advance to the Final Four in Denver... While UNLV continues on to Denver, the Lions returned to Los Angeles with their second-best record ever at 26-6. They can look back on their own final four--their three tournament victories preceding Sunday’s loss after Gathers’ death, a period during which they received national attention... “Today was the way the last three should have been, proof the last three were unexplainable,” Westhead said. “They were examples of the human spirit rising above occasions. But we’re not angels, and we can’t always rise above. I’m not devastated. When we entered this tournament I made the decision this wasn’t for winning or losing, but to play hard for Hank. We were playing basketball on another level. It wasn’t on the level of wins and losses. To play hard and care and do quality things,


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that’s enough.”... “I think we’ll be remembered as a team that had heart and showed its love for Hank Gathers and basketball,” Kimble said. Sunday, in a 30-point loss, that seemed enough. -- Los Angeles Times, Alan Drooz, Mar. 26, 1990

We also follow it to pour our hearts out to Loyola Marymount, which showed us that the emotion of losing a cherished comrade is highoctane stuff, capable of revving up an offense that seemed already to be moving as fast as it possibly could. -- Sports Illustrated, Alexander Wolff, Mar. 26, 1990

More than 14,000 people rose to their feet to salute Bo Kimble and the Loyola Marymount University basketball team. Only this time, the crowd was honoring a team that lost by 30 points in the NCAA Tournament West Regional Finals. The Lions, who became America’s Team because of their inspired play following the death of teammate Hank Gathers on March 4, could not overcome powerful Nevada-Las Vegas, which scored a 131-101 victory. -- South Bay Daily Breeze, Chris Long, Mar. 26, 1990

They just could not find that special magic they had against Michigan when they made 55 percent of their shots. This time they shot only 37 percent. This time they did not scramble and get to the critical loose balls. This time they did not bounce into the lane for long rebounds. This time they did not catch players who broke their press. He [Bo Kimble] was asked how he would like this Loyola Marymount University team to be remembered. “As a team that had heart, character, and a lot of pride” he said. “As a team that showed their love for Hank Gathers and basketball by participating in the NCAA Tournament.” -- South Bay Daily Breeze, Mike Waldner, Mar. 26, 1990

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What might have been the most intriguing 21 days in postseason college basketball history came to an abrupt end 16 years ago in Oakland… It involved the death of a star player during a game days before the NCAA Tournament began, a style that set the NCAA record for scoring and mesmerized everyone who witnessed it, a series of emotional NCAA Tournament upsets, a right-handed player who led the nation in scoring and shot some of his postseason free throws left-handed in honor of his deceased friend, a coach who quoted Shakespeare to his players, and, ultimately, a loss to a team that would win the national championship. It was 1990. It was Loyola Marymount. It was almost beyond belief.” -- San Francisco Chronicle, Jake Curtis, March 22, 2006

To this day, it remains beyond belief for Drooz and so many others. “I will never forget how much an impact this team - which saw so many personalities come together and bond as one - had on so many people all over the country,” said Drooz. “I wrote an opinion piece about five years ago on Hank, and for weeks I got comments from people all over the nation. It truly is remarkable how people really connected with this team. I will never, ever forget one individual from that team. It was special.” Gathers often called himself the “stongest man”, and his strength lived in his teammates after his passing. It continues to live 20 years later as each night the Lions play in Hank’s House. So in the words of the late Fr. Higgins, “This is Hank’s House.” May it bind us Lions together, forever.

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LMU Facts • Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. • President: Robert B. Lawton, S.J. • Sponsoring Religious Orders: Society of Jesus (Jesuits); Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary • Area: 150 acres Student Life • LMU offers more than 80 degrees and programs. The Graduate Division offers 29 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree and 15 credential programs. • Colleges and Schools: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; College of Business Administration; College of Comm. and Fine Arts; Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering; Loyola Law School; School of Education; School of Film and Television • 19 residence halls, houses and apartments for 3,218 students • 144 clubs and organizations • 15 Greek fraternities and sororities

Enrollment • Undergraduate: 5,509 • Graduate: 1,962 • Law School: 1,374 • Total: 8,845 • Average undergraduate class size: 18 • Average graduate class size: 14 • Student to faculty ratio: 13-1 Scholarship • Faculty awards: Fulbright Scholars: 1; Nobel Prize Winners: 1; Pulitzer Prize Winners: 1 • Number of full-time faculty: 438 • Number of endowed chairs: 15 • Number of endowed undergraduate scholarships: 188 • LMU student scholars 2008-09: Fulbright: 5; Rotary: 1; Goldwater: 1 • Undergraduate students who received financial aid, 2006-07: 73% Alumni • Total undergraduate: 41,483 • Total graduate: 14,454 • Total Loyola Law School: 15,037 • Undergraduate alumni in California: 30,177 (77%)

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Graduate alumni in California: 10,611 (79%) Undergraduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 17,866 (46%) Graduate alumni in Los Angeles Co.: 7,449 (56%)

Distinctions • Included in “Best 366 Colleges,” “Best Colleges in the West” and “10 Most Beautiful Campuses” in Princeton Review, 2009 • Ranked 4th in “Best Universities With Master’s Program in the West” in U.S. News & World Report, 2009 • Part-time M.B.A. program ranked 4th best in the U.S. in Business Week, 2007 • Entrepreneurship program named among top 20 in the nation in Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, 2008 • Named among “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 2008 • Named among the “25 cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future” Kaplan’s “You Are Here” College Guide, 2008

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LMU MIssion statements:

A Solid Foundation ORIGIN OF THE LION Although its origin is somewhat clouded, the Lion mascot has been synonymous with Loyola Marymount University for more than 70 years. According to the Oct. 5, 1923 edition of the school newspaper, the Los Angeles Loyolan, the Lion mascot was suggested by an enthusiastic fan after 1919 when St. Vincent’s College became Loyola College. Noting the Loyola football player’s fierce competitiveness, that unknown fan described the Loyola players as Lions. The name did not generate too much popularity and the Loyola athletic nickname remained “Loyolan’s” until 1923. At that time, the article explains, the college wished to inspire new pride in its athletes and fans. Noting the success of nicknames for other colleges, the college opted to give the Lion’s nickname a rebirth. Calling the old Lion mascot “mistreated and forgotten,” the article explains that the Lion would officially find its way into all college songs and cheers. The Lion has remained firmly entrenched in Loyola lore to this very day. An alternative origin story traces the nickname to the abundance of actual mountain lions which roamed Westchester when Loyola College moved here in 1927. The area remained widely unpopulated and teemed with wildlife when the school moved atop the bluffs. School officials reportedly adopted the nickname because mountain lions inhabited the area when ground was broken.

University Mission AND Identity Loyola Marymount’s Mission and Goals Statement, approved by the Board of Trustees in 1990, succinctly states in its preamble the university’s three-fold mission: * The encouragement of learning * The education of the whole person * The service of faith and the promotion of justice These often quoted phrases are at the heart of the campus community’s communal selfunderstanding. When unpacked, they tell us much about LMU’s identity as a Catholic, Jesuit/ Marymount university

Athletics Department Mission The mission of the department is to provide an environment for student-athlete development that supports the pursuit of the highest level of success athletically and academically for the growth of the whole person in the tradition of the Jesuit and Marymount ideals. The purpose of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program at Loyola Marymount University is to support the overall mission, goals and objectives of the University by complimenting its primary academic pursuits with championship sports programs. Additionally, Loyola Marymount University Athletics supports “Pursuing Victory with Honor”.

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he athletics facilities at Loyola Marymount University have seen a little of everything in the almost 70 years while in its current Westchester location. From the 1984 Olympic games to LMU basketball to the World Cup and everything in between, the LMU athletics facilities have become home to the best and it continues to get better. Thanks to continued commitment by the University, the Athletics Complex over a three-year period will show lots of growth. It started the summer of 2008 when the University allocated office and meeting space to Lion Athletics within the Dorothy and Thomas E. Leavey Center on the Westchester campus. The Leavey Center is home to 15 of the Lions’ 21 varsity program in the newly remodeled and modern office complex. With six suites on two floors in the heart of the LMU campus, Athletics at Leavey joins an impressive list of facilities. At the center is Albert Gersten Pavilion, home to LMU basketball, volleyball and the administrative offices. The facility also includes the Academics Center, the LMU Training Room, LMU Weight Room, locker room facilities, and LMU Media Room - all of which will undergo renovations over the next two years. In addition to Gersten Pavilion, the complex includes George Page Stadium, Sullivan Field, the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center, the Jane Bove Boathouse, Smith Field, the LMU Tennis Complex and the Thomas Higgins Short Game Center. Each facility has undergone modifications and improvements since 2000, including the newest competition venue on campus, Smith Field, which opened in 2006. Other competitive venues have been added in the last 10 years, including the George P. Kading and Morris A. Pivaroff Tournament Court at the LMU Tennis Center in 2004, the Boathouse in 2002 and the Burns Aquatics Center in 2001. In addition to the playing “fields,” other facilities have been added to enhance the Athletics’ Complex. The Higgins Short Game Center was completed in 2006 for the men’s golf team. At Page Stadium, the LMU Batting Cage


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Athletics Coaches Offices • Opened: 2008 Notes: 7,000 square feet of office and meeting space to Lion Athletics within the Dorothy and Thomas E. Leavey Center. Six suites used by men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, volleyball, softball, men’s crew, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country/track

and Weight Room was completed in 2007, Pride Park at the entrance to the stadium in 2004 and the Mikos Blue Monster in leftfield in 2001. Sullivan Field had new turf and new bleachers installed in the summer of 2008 while a new scoreboard was added in 2005. Gersten also had a new playing surface installed in 2009, lower seating sections replaced in 2007 and a state-of-the-art sound system in 2006. More is on the horizon. Construction for a new weight room facility with locker rooms for baseball, softball and soccer is scheduled to start soon and new training room and locker room suites in Gersten are scheduled within the next 24 months. To help continue LMU’s facility growth, go online at and click on Building Champions. LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Game Program


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Albert Gersten Pavilion Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball • Opened: 1981 Capacity: 4,156 • Largest Crowd: 4,534 (Nov. 21, 2009) • Notes: Weightlifting venue for 1984 Olympics; Host of highest scoring NCAA game


george c. page stadium Baseball • Opened: 1983 Capacity: 1,000 • Notes: Batting cage and weight facility built in 2007; Pride Park built in 2004; Mikos Blue Monster built in 2001

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burns aquatics center

Men’s and Women’s Soccer • Opened: 1990 Capacity: 2,000 • Notes: New bench back seating in 2008; new turf in 2008; new scoreboard in 2006; Training site for FC Barcelona in 2006

Men’s and Women’s Water Polo; Women’s Swimming • Opened: 2000 Capacity: 1,000 • Notes: Hosted 2002 and 2005 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships; Teams have won 12 conference titles since it opened

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Softball • Opened: 2006 Capacity: 500 • Notes: Newest competitive venue for athletics; team won 2007 PCSC title; built with gift from Mike and Patty Smith family

Men’s and Women’s Tennis • Opened: n/a Capacity: 400 • Notes: Morris A. Pivaroff and George P. Kading Tournament Court and stadium seating was built in 2003; new scoreboard in 2007

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Men’s Golf Practice Facility • Opened: 2006 Notes: The state-of-the-art facility will be named in the honor of Thomas Higgins, S.J.; Includes 5,900-square feet of synthetic turf, nine different pins, two bunkers

Men’s Crew and Women’s Rowing • Opened: 2002 Notes: The Jane Browne Bove Boathouse was completed in 2002 and the facility includes two boat bays, a work area, an office, a new dock and restrooms. The boathouse is part of beautiful Marina del Rey, Calif.

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Home of the Lions. Gersten Pavilion, entering its 28th year as the host of LMU’s indoor athletic events, is the centerpiece of the LMU athletic complex. Opening in 1981, Gersten Pavilion has become one of the toughest places to play in the West Coast Conference and one of the premier athletic facilities in Southern California. While hosting men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, the Pavilion has seen its share of memorable moments in the history of collegiate athletics. Men’s Basketball in Gersten One of the more memorable moments came as the Lions posted a 16-game winning streak that spanned three seasons from Feb. 25, 1987 through Nov. 28, 1988. In that span, the Lions posted a 14-0 mark at home in the 1987-88 season. On Feb. 20, 1988, during the winning streak, Gersten set the attendance record with a standing-room-only crowd of 4,525 in a 142-127 win over rival Pepperdine. The Pavilion seats 4,156. The Pavilion has also hosted the highest scoring basketball game in NCAA Division I history when Loyola Marymount defeated U.S. International 181150 on Jan. 31, 1989. In addition, it served as host to the WCC Tournament in 1990 and 1997. The Pavilion opened its doors on Jan. 15, 1981 with a men’s basketball 83-68 loss to Santa Clara. The Lions’ first win came eight days later with a 66-62 victory against St. Mary’s. To this day the Pavilion keeps bringing them in as the 2005-06 season saw the third largest crowd in school history when 4,482 saw the Lions take on

fifth-ranked Gonzaga in a game televised by ABC. It was the first trip to the campus for the network as the Lions fell to a career-best perofrmance by the future No. 3 pick in the NBA draft. Three years later, eighth-ranked Notre Dame came to LMU, where a record 4,534 fans saw the Lions upset bid fall short in the final seconds. Women’s Volleyball in Gersten The volleyball Lions first moved into the facility in 1982 and recorded 14 wins in Gersten’s inaugural season. Under Head Coach Steve Stratos, the Lions have posted an overall record of 154-53 (.744) in the friendly confines of the Pavilion. In conference play, the record is even more impressive with an 86-27 (.761) home record in WCC action. In 24 years, the 1996 (WCC volleyball championship team) and 2003 (NCAA 2nd round appearance) squads have been the most successful with 14-1 marks, for .933 winning percentages. One of the largest regular season crowds gathered just two seasons ago in 2004 to see LMU top local rival Pepperdine 3-1 in West Coast Conference action. With 1,142 fans in attendance, it was the largest Gersten Pavilion crowd since LMU hosted the playoffs during the 1996 Sweet Sixteen season. Women’s Basketball in Gersten The women’s basketball team won the program’s first conference championship in 2003-04, going 14-1 in WCC play to earn their first trip to the NCAA tournament. The Lions were dominating at home, going 12-1 in Gersten Pavilion. It was the most wins and best home record for the program, who has been nearly unbeatable, going 51-14 at Gersten the past five seasons.

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The 63,000-square foot facility boasts a functional design, featuring rounded columns at each corner, separated by mirrored glass. It houses the athletic programs’ extensive weight rooms, and top-of-the-line training and medical facilities. In December of 2000, a state-of-the-art scoreboard system was put into Gersten Pavilion. The scoreboard includes LionVision, a giant multi-camera videoboard at the south end of the facility. In the Summer of 2001, a new energy saving event lighting system was installed and the ceiling was repainted white to enhance the on court lighting. More enhancements were made the last two years. In 2006, the center court floor was completely redesigned and resurfaced. The two side courts were resurfaced the year before. In addition, a state-of-the-art sound system was put into place. The new system features more than 65 speakers throughout the Pavilion, including speakers in the lobby, atrium, restroom and founders room. In the summer of 2007, the entire lower seating sections in the arena where replaced with new Crimson chairbacks and bleachers. Built to accommodate the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the Pavilion served as the host site for the weightlifting competition of the Games. More than 1,000 people were involved with the staging of the event, which attracted the largest number of weightlifting competitors in the history of the Olympics. More than two million people were brought into the Pavilion through television, radio, newspapers and wire services that attended the competition. Prior to the Olympics, Gersten was the site of the McDonald’s Gymnastics Classic in 1983, featuring the best male and female gymnasts from


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the United States and the former Soviet Union. In 1991, the Pavilion was the venue for the men and women’s volleyball and boxing preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Festival. It has been host to top basketball camps in the country, hosting LMU alumnus Pete Newell and his Big Man’s Camp for NBA players. It has served as one of the official practice homes of the L.A. Lakers, L.A. Clippers and currently the L.A. Sparks. The Pavilion was named in honor of Albert Gersten, father of LMU regent Albert Gersten, Jr., a 1974 LMU graduate. The Gersten family was the largest single donor to the construction project.

OWN A PIECE OF GERSTEN HISTORY In the summer of 2009, a new floor was installed in Gersten Pavilion, replacing the original floor that was home to so many great moments in LMU basketball. Just in time for the 20th anniversary of the 1989-90 LMU men’s basketball team that went to the NCAA Tournament “Elite Eight,” LMU athletics is offering authentic pieces taken from the original floor. Several different types of pieces will be offered specifically for LMU fans throughout the season, including a limited edition 20th Anniversary Commemorative Pack and a 20th Anniversary Floor Piece. check online at to own a piece of LMU history.

gersten pavilion lmu athletics’ facilities: miscellaneous records Largest Margin of Victory Rk Score Vict Opponent Date 1. 144-92 (52) Portland 2/17/89 2. 123-72 (51) Brooklyn 12/23/87 3. 116-67 (49) St. Ambrose 1/17/86 97-48 (49) La Verne 1/13/53 5. 79-31 (48) San Diego 12/10/58 6. 68-21 (47) Cal Tech 12/1/50 7. 186-140 (46) U.S. International 1/5/91 8. 144-100 (44) Gonzaga 1/19/90 151-107 (44) U.S. International 1/11/86 Win Streaks Games Began End 25 Dec. 18, 1987 March 17, 1988 10 Jan. 26, 1991 Feb. 23, 1991 10 Jan. 7, 1986 Feb. 8, 1986 10 Jan. 25, 1949 Feb. 18, 1949 9 Jan. 4, 1990 Feb. 1, 1990 9 Jan. 19, 1968 Feb. 24, 1968 9 Jan. 10, 1961 Feb. 17, 1961 8 Dec. 30, 1961 Feb. 2, 1962 LMU Home Win Streak: 16 games, 2/25/87 - 11/28/88 LMU Home Losing Streak: 9 games, 1/31/93 - 1/3/94 Largest Margin of Defeat Rk Score Dft Opponent 1. 112-172 (60) #5 Oklahoma 2. 98-149 (51) #2 UCLA 3. 60-108 (48) Arizona State 4. 65-112 (47) #25 Washington 56-103 (47) Gonzaga 6. 66-112 (46) Utah State 7. 52-97 (45) Xavier 42-87 (45) Utah State 9. 58-102 (44) Seattle 38-82 (44) San Diego

» The Lions set the attendance record in 2008-09 with 4,534 against eighth-ranked Notre Dame on Nov. 21, 2009.

18, Terrell Lowery, LMU vs. St. Joseph’s, 12/29/90 Steals: 9, Damian Martin, LMU vs. Boise St., 12/19/06 Blocked Shots: 9, Jarvis Varnardo, Miss. St. vs. LMU, 12/19/07

Team Records Most Points: 186, LMU vs. U.S. International, 1/5/9 Most Field Goals: 67, LMU vs. U.S. International, 1/31/89 Most FG Attempts: 124, LMU vs. U.S. International, 1/31/89 Field Goal Percent: 67.8 (40-59), Gonzaga vs. LMU, 1/29/88 Most 3-pt Field Goals: 18, La Salle vs. LMU, 12/31/90 3-pt Field Goal Attempts: gersten pavilion records 37, U.S. International vs. LMU, 1/5/91 3-pt Field Goal Percent: Individual Records 73.9% (17-23), LMU vs. La Salle, 12/31/90 Most Points: Most Free Throws: 72, Kevin Bradshaw, USIU vs. LMU, 1/5/91 44, LMU vs. San Francisco, 2/4/90 Most FG: Free Throw Attempts: 23, Kevin Bradshaw, USIU vs. LMU, 1/5/91 56, LMU vs. San Francisco, 2/4/90 Most FG Attempts: Free Throw Percent: 59, Kevin Bradshaw, USIU vs. LMU, 1/5/91 100% (10-10), LMU vs. Santa Clara, 1/15/82 Field Goal Percent: 92.9% (13-14), Mike Whitmarsh, USD vs. LMU, 2/26/83 Rebounds: 70, Oklahoma vs. LMU, 12/23/89 Most 3-pt Field Goals: 9, Jeff Fryer, LMU vs. Pepperdine, 2/14/90; LMU vs. Assists: 40, LMU vs. U.S. International, 1/5/91 San Diego, 2/23/90; Dan Dickau, GON-1/19/02 Steals: 3-pt Field Goal Attempts: 22, LMU vs. Azusa Pacific, 11/28/88 23, Kevin Bradshaw, USIU vs. LMU, 1/5/91 22, LMU vs. Santa Clara, 2/24/90 3-pt Field Goal Percent: Blocked Shots: 87.5% (7-8), Tony Bennett, WGB vs. LMU, 1/4/89 12, Miss. St. vs. LMU, (12/19/07) Most Free Throws: 19, Bo Kimble, LMU vs Oklahoma, 12/23/89 Largest Gersten Pavilion Crowds 19, Kevin Bradshaw, USIU vs. LMU, 1/5/91 Crowd Opponent Date Result Free Throw Attempts: 4,534 #8 Notre Dame 11/21/08 L, 54-65 23, Kevin Bradshaw, USIU vs. LMU, 1/5/91 4,525 Pepperdine 2/20/88 W, 142-127 23, Ime Oduok vs. Notre Dame, 12/5/94 4,482 #5 Gonzaga 2/18/06 L, 70-79 Free Throw Percent: 4,465 Pepperdine 2/15/86 L, 64-79 100% (17-17), Bo Kimble, LMU vs. USF, 2/4/90 4,366 St. Mary’s 2/3/89 L, 104-116 Rebounds: 4,350 Pepperdine 1/29/89 W, 99-86 29, Hank Gathers, LMU vs. USIU, 1/31/89 4,337 #14 Gonzaga 2/12/05 L, 58-61 Assists: Date 12/15/90 12/2/90 1958 11/25/05 2/5/00 12/9/66 12/21/98 12/30/04 1/28/63 1/14/00

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Pepperdine Oklahoma Santa Clara San Diego Pepperdine St. Mary’s Portland UCSB Santa Clara

1/29/05 12/23/89 2/24/90 2/23/90 2/14/90 2/1/90 1/20/90 12/9/89 2/12/88

W, 63-46 L, 121-136 W, 117-81 W, 131-119 W, 131-116 W, 150-119 W, 134-106 W, 104-101 W, 108-89

Year-by-Year Record/Attendance Season Record Att. Avg. 1981-82 1-6 15,042 2,149 1982-83 7-7 23,546 1,682 1983-84 7-8 17,400 1,160 1984-85 6-7 18,071 1,390 1985-86 11-4 29,268 1,951 1986-87 10-5 24,808 1,654 1987-88 14-0 37,174 2,655 1988-89 10-3 44,357 3,412 1989-90 11-1 48,442 4,037 1990-91 7-4 21,620 1,965 1991-92 10-5 34,252 2,283 1992-93 5-9 34,934 2,329 1993-94 4-10 20,920 1,609 1994-95 9-6 29,340 1,956 1995-96 11-3 27,735 1,981 1996-97 6-10 20,777 1,298 1997-98 5-8 14,311 1,101 1998-99 9-5 16,020 1,144 1999-00 2-11 12,836 987 2000-01 5-7 18,095 1,508 2001-02 5-9 28,193 2,014 2002-03 7-6 21,789 1,676 2003-04 8-6 26,065 1,862 2004-05 6-6 25,819 2,152 2005-06 7-5 26,206 2,184 2006-07 8-5 31,114 2,393 2007-08 2-11 26,000 2,000 2008-09 3-10 27,452 2,112

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CHEER TEAM The Loyola Marymount University Cheer Squad became the an official varsity sport sponsored by LMU in the Summer of 2005 and are a co-ed competition team that performs annually at the USA Nationals. Serving as a “Spirit Squad” for men’s basketball when the university was known as Loyola, the current cheer team has grown to a service-oriented organization that not only appears and supports all 21 LMU athletic teams and events, but performs community service. The cheer squad has continued to impress with its overall in game routines with advanced tumbling, stunt and dance performances. In addition to providing support to the teams during the games, the squad will once again perform halftime and timeout routines.

2009-10 LMU CHEER SQUAD: Kristen Cirillo Ashley Cordes Heather Dahlgren Jovan Dansberry Natasha Grabowski Kelsey Gray Lisa Green Amber Hansen Taylor Harvey Penelope Horan Brantley Jittu Nicole Lanz Thomas Miller Katie Mollica Nicole Stadell Greer Von Muellner Alexis Whitesides Kirsten Yetzke PEP BAND In what many consider its first appearance at any LMU athletic event, the LMU Pep Band broke onto the scene late in the 2001-02 season. Bringing energy and atmosphere to athletics events, the Pep Band is the latest addition to making LMU the best place to play and watch. Making up the 35-member band, with more members on the way, are LMU students from all backgrounds. The band is in its sixth year.


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lmu gameday going to the game information on attending games at LMU Tickets Seating capacity at Albert Gersten Pavilion is 4,156. Tickets to all home games are available online at or through the LMU ticket office at (310) 338-LION. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. and one hour prior to tip-off of all men’s basketball home games. Tickets can be purchased by using MasterCard or Visa charge cards. Please contact the ticket office for information on group discounts or any other questions you may have. Tailgates Tailgating is now permitted for LMU men’s basketball games when school is in session. Those games include Nov. 18 vs. UC Irvine, Dec. 2 vs. Academy of Art, Dec. 10 vs. Montana, Jan. 28 vs. USD, Jan. 30 vs. SMC, Feb. 6 vs. Pepperdine, Feb. 18 vs. Gonzaga and Feb. 20 vs Portland. Here are the general guidelines for Tailgating during LMU men’s basketball home games: 1. Location is Hannon Field. 2. Time is 2 hours prior until tip-off. 3. Space is first come first serve. 4. Alcohol consumption is allowed on the field ONLY, ONLY 2 hours before until game time, by 21 + ONLY. 5. Vendor(s) will be selling food and beverages. 6. Groups may provide their own food and beverages but must dispose of all trash at the end of the event. 7. Public Safety and University staff will be present to ensure that individuals behave in an appropriate manner. 8. All University rules and regulations are in effect for campus the entire evening. PREGAME AT THE LOFT In addition, fans can go to The Loft Sports Lounge prior to LMU men’s basketball home games. The Loft Sports Lounge is a casual stand alone student-run facility with two levels. The first floor features a living room type setting with fireplace and pool table. The large open area upstairs contains big, flat screen TVs allowing all to be able to enjoy a beverage and snack before the Lions take the floor. The Loft will be open for the same games as the tailgate parties.

1. Doors open at 5 pm. 2. 21 + only with two forms of ID required 3. Faculty/Staff Lion Pride Members get in free if wearing their t-shirt or throw back jersey 4. Alumni donors (at a certain level) get in 2 for 1, cover is $5 ADDITIONAL DINING ON CAMPUS: There are plenty of places to get a bite to eat before, during and after any LMU athletics’ event. There is always the concession stands during the game. Ranging from sit down dinners at the Crimson Lion to a burger and fries at Iggy’s Diner to a quick Jamba Juice on the go, there is something for everyone when dining at LMU. Dining options include: The Lair Marketplace Malone Center (H-4 on map), Jamba Juice - SE Corner Malone Center (H-4), The Roski Dining - University Hall (A-9), The Lion’s Corner Cafe - University Hall (A-9), Pete’s Arena - Founder’s Pavilion (I-2). Iggy’s Diner- McKay Hall (F-7), Crimson Lion - University Hall (A-9) and the Hannon Loft (F-8). For detailed information and operating hours, visit online at locations.html. PARKING The Loyola Marymount University campus is located in Westchester at 1 LMU Drive, approximately four miles north of the Los Angeles International Airport. All fans must use the main entrance off of Lincoln Blvd. on LMU Drive. You can get directions from the guard at the front gate. Doors open one hour before tip off on game days. DIRECTIONS The Loyola Marymount University campus is located in Westchester at 1 LMU Drive, approximately four miles north of the Los Angeles International Airport. For game day entrance on to campus, please use the main entrance off of Lincoln Blvd. on LMU Drive. From the Los Angeles International Airport: Travel north on Sepulveda Blvd. Remain in either of the left two lanes and merge onto Lincoln Blvd. Follow Lincoln Blvd north past Manchester Blvd. Turn right onto LMU Drive. From the South:

Travel on 405 North, exit on Jefferson Blvd., and turn left. Head west and make a left onto Lincoln Blvd. Head south and turn left into the campus on LMU Drive. From the North: Travel on 405 South, exit on Jefferson Blvd., and turn right. Head west and make a left onto Lincoln Blvd. Head south and turn left into the campus on LMU Drive. From the East (using the 105 Freeway): Travel on 105 West, exit on Sepulveda Blvd., and go north. Remain in either of the left two lanes and merge onto Lincoln Blvd. Follow Lincoln Blvd north past Manchester Blvd. Turn right onto LMU Drive. From the East (using the 10 Freeway): Travel on 10 West to 405 South, exit on Jefferson Blvd., and turn right. Head west and make a left onto Lincoln Blvd. Head south and turn left into the campus on LMU Drive.

Athletics Offices/Facilities ATO Athletics’ Ticket Office......................... H-7 BSF Baseball Storage Facility......................I-10 Batting Cages & Weight Room REC Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center.H-7 Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Offices Women’s Swimming Offices GER Gersten Pavilion................................... H-8 Athletics Director, Academic Services, Administration Offices, Training Room HGC Higgins Short Game Center.................. J-8 Men’s Golf Practice Facility LEV Leavey Center........................................ F-6 Men’s & Women’s Soccer.....1st Floor-Suite A Crew/Rowing....................... 1st Floor-Suite B Men’s Golf .......................... 1st Floor-Suite B Cross Country/Track ............ 1st Floor-Suite B Reception............................ 1st Floor-Suite B Men’s Basketball................. 2nd Floor-Suite E Men’s & Women’s Tennis ... 2nd Floor-Suite F Baseball............................. 2nd Floor-Suite G Volleyball .......................... 2nd Floor-Suite G Softball ............................. 2nd Floor-Suite G Women’s Basketball .......... 2nd Floor-Suite H LVF Leavey Field.......................................... D-6 Soccer Practice Field Athletics Competition Venues GER Gersten Pavilion................................... H-8 LTC LMU Tennis Center.................................I-8 PBS Page Stadium.........................................I-9 POOL Burns Aquatics Center......................... H-7 SUF Sullivan Field...................................... H-10 SMF Smith Field..............................................I-8 GAME DAY/VISITOR Parking A General Parking..................................... F-9 B Media/Handicap Parking..................... H-8 Must have pass/credential C Handicap Parking................................. H-8 Must have pass D General Parking.................................... H-6 After 5 p.m. when gate is up L Drolinger Parking Plaza....................... D-7 P2-3 U-Hall Visitor Parking........................ A-10 ONCAMPUS DINING FOU Founders Pavilion...................................I-2 Pete’s Arena HNL Hannon Loft.......................................... F-8 Sports Pub MAL Malone Student Center....................... H-4 Bookstore, The Lair Marketplace Jamba Juice UNH University Hall...................................... A-9 Bookstore, Lions Corner Café, Roski Dining, Crimson Lion MCK McKay Hall............................................. F-7 Iggy’s Diner LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Gameday Magazine


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The purpose of TEAM LMU is to bring Lion fans together as one, creating an atmosphere that helps build the Lions into champions, while allowing allow to enjoy the benefits of our corporate partners. Each week, a contest at LMU will be the TeamLMU Event of the Week. Look for special promotions, giveaways and opportunities to be part of the team. For more information on TEAM LMU, go online at LIONSFUND Annual gifts to LionsFund provide the flexibility to meet the annual budgetary needs of Loyola Marymount University’s 17 intercollegiate athletics programs through scholarships and team support. Gifts to LionsFund can have a direct and immediate impact on the success of our teams each year and can provide the extra”margin of excellence” to enable teams to rise above the competition. LionsFund gifts assist to provide the resources needed for LMU Athletics to achieve the highest level of success both athletically and academically, and are critical in the LMU Athletics Department goal of Building Champions. If you would like to join the team and support our student-athletes in their quest for excellence, or for more information about LionsFund email to

LIONPRIDE The official fan club for LMU Athletics! Seen throughout the athletic season, LionPride has been a major reason for record student attendance the last several years. With more than 1500 members this year, LionPride will be a factor at LMU events. Open to all students enrolled at LMU and to all faculty and staff employeed at LMU, LionPride offers a free admission to all home regular season athletic events, opportunity to participate in ingame promotions, drawings for valuable prizes and much, much more, including the LionPride T-Shirt. In addition, LionPride makes its way to road games thanks to multiple road trips through out the year. All Members: FREE admission to all LMU regular season home athletic events FREE Lion Pride T-Shirt each year FREE posters, schedule cards, giveaways and prizes FREE athletics email updates with Lion Pride highlights Students: EXCLUSIVE access to Lion Pride road trips and parties EXCLUSIVE access to NCAA and WCC tournament EXCLUSIVE access to away game student tickets Faculty/Staff: Admission to Loft. LionsFund Donation Get in Gear The Store is the official online store of LMU Athletics. This store was assembled so fans across the country could show their allegiance to their favorite school while at the same time contributing to the success of the athletics department. Proceeds from every purchase made in this store go directly to the athletics department, so you can be secure in knowing that every time you buy something from the store, you’re doing more than wearing the colors. You’re contributing to the success of the teams on the field. Merchandise for the Official Store includes adidas, an official sponsor and partner of LMU Athletics. The athletics department has teamed with adidas to provide the best for its teams in competition and it is available to you with the most extensive selection of officially licensed LMU products on the internet. Go online or stop by the shop in Gersten Pavilion today to get the gear that is used in the game. LIONS’ ONLINE This 2009-10 season, check out the LMU men’s basketball team online through and the Multimedia Page. Log on today for all the latest info on the Lions, including updated schedules, rosters, player bios, and more. Here is how LMU Multimedia brings the Lions right to you: • KXLU 88.9 FM/Lions Audio Network The broadcast home of LMU Men’s Basketball is KXLU 88.9 FM. KXLU has been broadcasting LMU basketball for more than 48 years. In his ninth season as the play-by-play announcer for the Lions will be LMU alum Jeff Lampe. In addition,


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LMU, in conjunction with Stretch Internet, is proud to present, FREE, live audio broadcasts over the World Wide Web on www. More than 150 events will be broadcast live and archived events can be heard via Apple’s free QuickTime Player. All broadcasts will be archived within 72 hours of their original airing. All broadcasts will include both the pre-game and post-game shows. LMU is also proud to introduce a new weekly podcast show, LMU Sports Weekly, hosted by Jesse Kass. The show will feature radio highlights and recaps from recent games, interviews with studentathletes and coaches, and previews of upcoming events. • Lions’ All-Access LMU, in conjunction with CBS College Sports, presents Lions’ All-Access, the official home to video broadcasts of LMU Athletics. Lions’ All-Access will bring all non-televisied home games for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. In addition, Lions’ All-Access is home to feature interviews, highlights and more through “Inside the Lions.” The “ITL” is a special look into LMU Athletics and its student-athletes in a 10 to 15 minute show hosted by a student-athlete, sophomore men’s basketball guard Jarred DuBois. Airing roughly twice a month, the show will highlight a student-athlete and give an inside look to why LMU is such a special place. In addition, highlights from top games and other game day features will be within the show. Take a look at the newest show or past shows. Its all here thanks to Lions’ All-Access. • Official LMU Athletics Podcast Also online is the Official LMU Podcast Center through iTunes and Stretch Internet. This special section brings free content to your iPod and your computer. Catch postgame quotes, special interviews, “Inside the Lions”, “LMU Sports Weekly”, and more through this special podcast center. Just go to iTunes and search for LMU Athletics. • Interactive Media Guides LMU Athletics now features all of the media guide online, and it isn’t just in PDF. Through, the LMU Athletic Media Guides and Yearbooks make reading about the Lions even easier. From bios to every student-athlete to put on a Lion uniform, it can be found through LMU Media Guides online. Check it out today. • LMULions on Facebook/Twitter Follow the Lions where ever you might be through: • Facebook: • Twitter: The official fan pages of the LMULions will contain not only the latest news, notes, and results for LMU Athletics, it will have special inside information. Not a member, join today. • Live Updates to Your Wireless Get the latest information sent straight to your wireless device with LMU Mobile. Sign-up for this free service today to have scores, headlines and the latest in LMU Athletics at your finger tips whenever you want it.

SPECIAL OFFER Honoring the history of LMU basketball and the 20th Anniversary of the 1989-90 LMU men’s basketball team that reached the Elite Eight, LMU Athletics is offering a special commemorative pack featuring a Limited Edition piece of the original Gersten Pavilion floor and the latest novel on the life of Hank Gathers.

Limited Edition Gersten Pavilion Center Court

Just 186 pieces from the center of Gersten Pavilion’s original floor have been produced specifically for this special Commemorative Pack. Each piece is 12”x13” and is engraved and numbered. All 186 pieces came from the center section of the floor that was home to LMU basketball and much more from 1981 - 2009.

Special Edition: Heart

of a

Lion -

a book by

Kyle Kiederling

Author Kyle Keiderling has produced an indepth novel on the 1989-90 men’s basketball team and one of its leaders, Hank Gathers. The edition offered in this commemorative pack is a special edition,and will not be offered in stores.

Act fast as there are only 186 of these special commemorative packs. So ACT NOW. Call:

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lmu history history of lmu athletics:

Champions & All-Americans CHAMPIONSHIPS/ NCAA APPEARANCES Women’s basketball WCC Championships: NCAA Appearance: NIT Appearance:

2004 2004 2001

Women’s rowing WCC Championships: 2006 2007-08 Varsity Four IRA National Champions 1988-89 Varsity Four IRA National Champions 1980-81 Varsity Four IRA National Champions Women’s cross country Individual NCAA Championships: 1980 (AIAW) Terese Kozlowski 17:34.9 (National Champion) Individual WCC Champion: 2008 Tara Erdmann - 21:54 (6k) 2006 Laura Mickelson - 21:16 (6k) 2001 Edit Pakay - 17:58 1991 Gina Eron - 19:15 Women’s soccer NCAA Tournament Appearances: SOFTBALL WISL Championships: PCSC Championships: NCAA Appearance:

2002, 2006

1996, 1999, 2000 2003, 2005, 2007 2005, 2007

Women’s Swimming PCSC Championship:


Women’s Tennis WCC Championships: NCAA Tournament Appearances:

2002 2002

men’s basketball WCC League Championships: 1961, 1988, 1990 WCC Tournament Championships: 1988, 1989 NCAA Appearances: 1961, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990* NIT Appearances: 1986 men’s crew 1992 Light Weight Four Pacific Coast Champions men’s golf WCC Championships: 2006 NCAA Regional Appearance: 2006 NCAA Championship Appearance: 2006 WCC Individual Champions: 2006 - Brian Locke; 2007 - Brian Locke; 2008 - Greg Moss men’s soccer NCAA Tournament Appearance: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 men’s track Individual NCAA Championship Appearance: 1950 Bob Boyd - n/a (1st) men’s water polo WWPA Championships: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 NCAA Final Four: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 ALL-AMERICANS (since 1990) 1989-90 Bo Kimble (MBB - 2nd-Team) Hank Gathers (MBB - 2nd-Team)

women’s track Individual NCAA Regional Appearance: 2009 Tara Erdmann (5,000-meter) 17:02.22 (14th) 2008 Tara Erdmann (5,000-meter) 17:19.15 (20th) 2007 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:04.68 (15th) 2006 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:16.59 (4th) Sara Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:51.09 (13th) Individual NCAA Championship Appearance: 2009 Tara Erdmann (10,000-meter) 34:29.41 (16th) 2006 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 16:43.61 (22nd)

1990-91 Kerry House (WVB - HM)

Women’s volleyball WCC Championships: 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996 NCAA Tournament Appearances: 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 NIVC Tournament Appearances: 1990, 1992

1998-99 Reid Priddy (MVB - 2nd-Team) Billy Traber (BASE HM) Curt Fiore (BASE - 3rd-Team)

women’s water polo WWPA Championships: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 NCAA Appearances: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 Baseball WCC Championships: 1973, 1986, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000 NCAA Appearances: 1973, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000 College World Series: 1986

1995-96 Julie Greer (WVB- HM) 1996-97 Kim Blankinship (WVB - 3rd-Team) Tracy Holman (WVB - HM) 1997-98 Sarah Noriega (WVB - 1st-Team) Reid Priddy (MVB - 2nd-Team) Robert Schildts (MVB - 3rd-Team) Scott Walter (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team, Michael Schultz (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) Ryan Beaver (BASE - Freshman HM)

1999-2000 Sarah McFarland (WVB - 2nd-Team) Tracy Sharp (WSOC - HM) Reid Priddy (MVB - 1st-Team) Scott Walter (BASE - 2nd-Team) Billy Traber (BASE -2nd-Team) 2000-01 Sarah McFarland (WVB- 1st-Team) Kevin Witt (MWP - 3rd-Team) Lucy Windes (WWP - 2nd-Team) 2001-02 Kevin Witt (MWP - 2nd-Team) Kevin Paulsen (MWP - HM) Stephen Lipinski (MWP - HM) Devon Courtney (WWP - 3rd-Team)

Lucy Windes (WWP - 2nd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 2nd-Team) Sean Smith (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) Joe Frazee (BASE - Freshman HM) Billy Lockin (BASE - 1st-Team) 2002-03 Andres Murriagui (MSOC - 1st-Team) Arturo Torres (MSOC - 3rd-Team) Jeff Kovar (MSOC - Academic 1st-Team) Kevin Witt (MWP - 3rd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 2nd-Team) Rachel Riddell (WWP - 3rd-Team) Katie Hicks (WWP -HM) 2003-04 Kelli Nerison (WVB - HM) Kevin Novak (MSOC- HM) Michael Erush (MSOC -1st-Team) Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 1st-Team) Devon Wright (WWP - 2nd-Team) Stacia Peterson (WWP - HM) Billy Lockin (BASE - 1st-Team) 2004-05 Matt Kovar (MSOC - 3rd-Team) Diego Barrera (MSOC - Freshman 3rd-Team) Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Kelli Nerison (WVB- HM) Stacia Peterson (WWP - 2nd-Team) Rachel Riddell (WWP- HM) Vanessa Glendenning (WCRW - HM) 2005-06 Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Ian Elliott (MWP - HM) Brian McShane (MWP - HM) Brian Locke (MG - HM) Liz Stewart (WCRW -2nd-Team) Christine Robinson (WWP - 3rd-Team) Katie Hicks (WWP - HM) 2006-07 Kim Feeney (WSOC - Freshman 4th-Team) Amanda Lenor (WSOC - 1st-Team) Ian Elliott (MWP - 3rd-Team) Brian McShane (MWP - HM) Stacia Peterson (WWP - 3rd-Team) Brian Locke (MG - 3rd-Team) Angelo Songco (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) 2007-08 Tibor Forai (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Andy Stevens (MWP - ACWPC HM) Mark Milovic (MWP - ACWPC HM) Nicole Hughes (WWP - ACWPC 2nd-Team) Alex Wike (WWP - ACWPC HM) 2008-09 Tibor Forai (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Andy Stevens (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Tim Hummel (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Amanda Lernor (WSOC - 1st-Team) Nicole Hughes (WWP - ACWPC 2nd-Team) Anne Scott (WWP - ACWPC HM) Casey Flacks (WWP - ACWPC HM) Diana Romero (WWP - ACWPC HM) CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 2006-07 Laura Mickelson (WXC) Stacia Peterson (WWP) 2002-03 Jeff Kovar (MSOC) 1998-99 Heather Hollis (SOFT) 1995-96 Sandor Demosthenes (BASE) 1993-94 Anthony Napolitano (BASE) 1972-73 Dean Jelmini (BASE) Steve Smith (MBB) LMU Men’s Basketball 2009-10 Commemorative Gameday Magazine


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Hall of Fame & Retired Jerseys

Multi-Sport WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAMS 1969 Football 2003 Player Induct. Grad. Sharp, Tracy 2007 2000 Club National Champions Adams, Milton “Sparky” 1993 1937 1981 Women’s Crew 1986 Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field MEN’S water polo National Champion - Lightweight-4 Shell Agamenoni, Aldarico 1994 1937 Eisberg, Ryan 2009 1998 1990 Men’s Basketball 2005 Football, Ice Hockey Elite Eight/WCC Champions Boyd, Bob 1986 1950 MEN’S Basketball 1986 Baseball 2007 Boxing, Football, Track & Field Adelman, Rick 1986 1968 College World Series Boyle, Hugh 1989 1943 Arndt, John 1986 1952 Baseball, Basketball Baker, Dick 1993 1956 COACHES/ADMINISTRATORS Brubaker, Harry “Bud” 1989 1932 Bento, Ed 1986 1962 Buckley, Terry 2005 1957 Brown, Garnette 1987 1957 Basketball, Football Season ticket holder Donahue, Bernard 1986 1930 Donovan, Bill 1986 1950 Casassa, Rev. Charles S., S.J. 1988 Baseball, Basketball, Football Fryer, Jeff 2007 1991 University President (1949-69) Donovan, Maurice E. 1991 1942 Gathers, Hank 2005 1990 Drager, Hub 1986 Baseball, Basketball, Golf Grote, Jerry 1986 1962 Athletic Administration (1949-80) Duvall, Al 1986 1936 Haderlein, Jim 1986 1971 Fortner, Nancy 1994 Football, Track & Field Kimble, Bo 2005 1990 Women’s Volleyball Coach (1980-86) Hoffman, Leo 1986 1930 Kriste, Vide J. 1988 1940 Higgins, Rev. Thomas P., S.J. 1991 McDonald, Edwin “Scotty” 1987 1939 Baseball, Football Golf Coach (1970-2001) McKenzie, Forrest 1991 1986 Hovland, Carl 1992 1939 Jones, Arthur 2003 1950 Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis Newell, Pete 1986 1940 Basketball Trainer, Season Ticket Holder Jelmini, Dean 1987 1973 Philyaw, Luther 1987 1976 Kilp, Rev. Alfred J., S.J. 1987 Smith, Keith 2000 1986 Baseball, Football Athletic Administration (1956-1963) Lieb, Tom 1987 Smith, Stephen J. 1991 1973 Karagozian, John 1994 1933 Football & Ice Hockey Coach (1930-38) Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey Woolpert, Phil 1986 1940 Malone, Rev. Lorenzo, S.J. 1987 Kelly, Roger 1986 1939 Yoest, Mike 1994 1988 Athletic Admin., Golf Coach (1933-55) Baseball, Football, Golf, Track & Field McIssac, Don 1986 WOMEN’S Basketball Nocerine, Dominic 1986 1937 Rugby Coach (1960-1980) Britton, Bryn 2009 2002 Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field McKenna, John 1992 Brown, Sherri 2003 1994 Polich, John 1986 1938 Football Coach (1949-51) Flanagan, Lynn 2000 1991 Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field Merrifield, Rev. Donald P., S.J 1989 Quinn, Brian 2000 1964 University President (1969-84), Baseball Basketball, Baseball, Administration Chancellor (1985-present) Bean, William “Billy” 1992 1986 Race, Edward 1993 1937 Needles, James 1987 Bradberry, Miah 2000 1990 Football, Ice Hockey Basketball Coach, Football Coach Kerslake, Bob “Whitey” 2007 1958 Sanchez, Jamie 1993 1975 (1936-1940) Layana, Timothy 1992 1986 Football, Tennis Neri, Jerry 1989 Logelin, Dr. Michael G. 1991 1970 Sunderland, Paul 1986 1975 Assistant Football Coach (1949-51) Oliver, Jordan 1987 McAnany, James E. 1993 1987 Basketball, Volleyball Football Coach (1949-51) Napolitano, Anthony 2005 1993 Tunney, James 1989 1928 Sandalow, Bernie 2009 1978 Noah, Russ 1986 1973 Baseball, Basketball, Football Public Address Announcer Sheldon, Robert 1986 1972 Westhead, Paul 2000 Stone, Gerald 1986 1974 Football Men’s Basketball Head Coach (1986-91) Acquarelli, Harry 1988 1938 MEN’S Tennis Alker, Guerin P 1991 1950 RETIRED JERSEYS Crawford, Roger 1994 1982 Andorka, Bela J. 1991 1939 Name No. Retired Grad. Brito, Gene 1986 1951 Bean, Billy 44 2000 1986 WOMEN’S Tennis Cheatham, Ernie 1986 1952 Baseball Anderson, Kristi 2003 1989 Cronin, Bill 2009 1970 Holman, Tracy 9 2000 1998 Delgado, Debbie 1994 1985 Currin, Paul 1986 1929 Women’s Volleyball Patridge, Carolyn B. 1991 1980 Donahue, Burch A. 1988 1943 Gathers, Hank 44 2000 1990 Ferris, Neil G. 1991 1951 Men’s Basketball MEN’S Volleyball Giancanelli, Harold “Skip” 1989 1951 Kimball, Kealani 18 2005 2004 Women’s Volleyball Reid, Priddy 2009 2000 Klosterman, Don 1986 1952 Kimble, Bo 30 2000 1990 Lauermann, Willard “Bill” E. 1988 1932 Men’s Basketball WOMEN’S Volleyball Musacco, George 1987 1951 Layana, Tim 54 2000 1986 Blankinship, Kim 2007 1996 Nipp, Maury 1987 1952 Baseball Fort, Andrea 1991 1987 Snyder, Frederick 1992 1952 McFarland, Sarah 14 2002 2000 Holman, Tracy 2005 1998 Women’s Volleyball House, Kerry 2003 1991 WOMEN’S Rowing Noriega, Sarah 16 2007 1995 Lacour, Cheryl 1988 1983 Hjelm, Karen (Hock) 2000 1981 Women’s Volleyball McFarland, Sarah 2007 2000 Formento, Merri Lisa 1991 1980 Stone, Gerald 10 2000 1974 Noriega, Sarah 2009 1995 Baseball Petrissans, Catherine 1992 1988 WOMEN’S Cross Country Wrench, Mardell 2 2000 1996 Wohlford, Leslie 1993 1989 Kozlowski, Therese 1986 1982 Women’s Volleyball Wrensch, Mardell 2005 1996


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