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2014 NBA Draft: Anthony Ireland Could be a Draft Day Steal

With elite point guards like Dante Exum and Marcus Smart headlining the draft, less notable floor generals have an uphill battle when it comes to warranting the attention they deserve. That much can be said about Loyola Marymount’s Anthony Ireland, who has officially declared for the draft after completing his senior season, an accomplishment that has become more of a rarity...
Via Hoops Scoop
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Preview – Players to Watch

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (PIT) for seniors starts tonight, and 64 of the top seniors will get a chance to show what they can do in front of a gym full of NBA personnel.  The PIT has dealt with the numbers of seniors who either turn down their invites or pull out after they have accepted. Unfortunately, in its current structure, this will likely continue to be the case...
Via NBA Draft Blog
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pepperdine holds off Loyola Marymount, 72-69

Stacy Davis had 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Pepperdine escaped Loyola Marymount, 72-69 Thursday night to complete a season sweep. Davis helped Pepperdine build a 12-point lead with under 7 minutes left, hitting 10 of his first 12 shots and all 3 3-point attempts and finished shooting 10 for 15 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. It was Davis' sixth double...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Ireland missed out on glory

The school that gave us Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble has also given us Anthony Ireland. We just haven't noticed. For four years, Ireland has played on the same Gersten Pavilion basketball court at Loyola Marymount where Gathers and Kimble became a national force in Paul Westhead's shoot-without-conscience offense. On the night of March 4, 1990, Gathers collapsed and died...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot shooting Saint Mary's rolls past LMU 77-58

Beau Levesque scored 17 points with a career-high 14 rebounds and five assists to help Saint Mary's roll to a 77-58 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday night. Kerry Carter was 7 of 12 from the field, including four 3-pointers, on his way to 20 points to lead Saint Mary's. Stephen Holt scored 17 points with four assists, and Brad Waldow added 12 for Saint Mary's which...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pepperdine beats Loyola Marymount 80-69

Malcolm Brooks scored 16 points and Jett Raines a career-high 15 on 7-of-7 shooting as Pepperdine defeated Loyola Marymount 80-69 Saturday night. Anthony Ireland scored 24 points for Loyola Marymount (11-12, 3-8 West Coast Conference) to go over 2,000 career points. He's fifth on the Lions' career scoring list with 2,009 points, one back of Bo Kimble (1987-90). The Waves...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Mary's (Cal) defeats Loyola Marymount 89-61

Brad Waldow scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Saint Mary's rolled to an 89-61 victory Saturday over Loyola Marymount. Waldow scored eight points in the first 6 minutes as Saint Mary's jumped to an 18-point halftime lead and never trailed. Waldow made 11 field goals, tying a career-best. He was also 5 of 5 from the line. Kerry Carter and Jordan Giusti each added...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount tops Pacific 92-81

Evan Payne scored 25 points and Anthony Ireland added 24 as Loyola Marymount took down Pacific 92-81 Thursday night. Loyola Marymount (11-10, 3-6 West Coast Conference) used a 14-1 run in the second half to open a 77-62 lead with 5:11 to go. The Lions went 18 of 20 from the free throw line over the final 7:22 to hold off Pacific (10-8, 1-6). Loyola Marymount shot 47 percent from...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Haws scores 31 as BYU tops Loyola Marymount 91-68

Tyler Haws scored 24 of his 31 points in the second half as BYU tied its season-high for points in a half by scoring 54 after the intermission to beat Loyola Marymount 91-68 Saturday night. Alex Osborne hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game at 58 with 11:47 to play, but BYU (11-7, 3-2 West Coast) used a 24-5 run to take control. Haws scored 13 during that stretch. LMU (10-8, 2...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount knocks off San Diego 65-62

Evan Payne scored 16 points as Loyola Marymount held on for 65-62 West Coast Conference victory over San Diego Monday night. Gabe Levin, who scored four points in the final 1:40 of the game, had 12 points. Alex Osborne added 11 and Anthony Ireland had 10 for Loyola Marymount (10-4, 2-0 WCC). Johnny Dee had a hot night for San Diego (9-6, 0-2), making 6 of 10 attempts beyond the...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount rolls over La Sierra 100-83

Evan Payne scored 24 points to lead Loyola Marymount over La Sierra 100-83 on Saturday. The Lions (8-4) had three players score over 20, as Alex Osborne went for 20 points and 17 rebounds and Anthony Ireland chipped in with 21. Loyola Marymount hit 52 percent from the field and out-rebounded NAIA member La Sierra 51-25. Wolfgang Wood scored 24 points and gathered seven rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount beats Cal Poly 79-59

Anthony Ireland scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half - including six straight free throws on back-to-back technical fouls - as Loyola Marymount defeated Cal Poly 79-59 Tuesday night. The Lions (7-4) were playing their first home game since Nov. 17 and just the second of the season after racking up 15,843 miles on the road. Cal Poly (4-6) climbed from as many...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Valparaiso comes back 80-73 vs. Loyola Marymount

Alec Peters scored a game-high 30 points to lead Valparaiso to an 80-73 comeback in the second half against Loyola Marymount on Saturday. The Crusaders trailed by 10 at the half, but bounded back after the break with an 18-7 run - Peters made three 3-pointers - to take the lead at 47-46 with 12:34 left to play. Valparaiso (7-5) improved from 25 percent shooting in the first half...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mirror images Gonzaga, BYU make WCC a wild western shootout

Send to Kindle * * * The WCC moves forward every season and now the depth in this league is at a new level as San Diego, Pepperdine, and San Francisco, which have been around the bottom in recent years,  have been competitive every night.  Pacific announced its entrance by jumping out to a 4-0 start before losing to No. 14 Oregon. In addition, always tough St. Mary’s has gone...
Via College Chalktalk
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt's depth wears down Loyola Marymount 85-68

Cameron Wright scored 14 points to lead five Pittsburgh players in double figures in an 85-68 victory over Loyola Marymount at the Petersen Events Center on Friday night. Pitt (9-0) opened the second half on a 12-4 run that gave the Panthers a 52-33 lead. Loyola Marymount cut the deficit to 14 with over eight minutes to play, but Lamar Patterson pushed the lead back to 18 with two...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Open Thread: LMU-Pitt

Okay, Loyola Marymount isn’t a bad team. They aren’t great, but they aren’t bottom feeders. They have a dynamo-type point guard, in Anthony Ireland, to give Pitt some problems. They are getting some good help inside from their freshman forward, Gabe Levin. As Coach Jamie Dixon notes, they press a bit and go up-tempo. But they will definitely struggle to get Pitt to push the...
Via Pitt Blather
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount gets by UC Riverside 73-69

Anthony Ireland had 16 points to lead Loyola Marymount to a 73-69 win over UC-Riverside Monday night. Gabe Levin added 13 points while pulling down 14 rebounds for Loyola Marymount (6-2). UC Riverside (2-4) had an early lead but Loyola Marymount gained the advantage 17-15 on an Ireland jump shot midway through the first period. The Lions stretched that to 32-20 with 5:55 remaining...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Iowa beats LMU 90-81

Deon Mitchell scored 23 points, one of three Northern Iowa players to break the 20-point mark, as the Panthers beat Loyola Marymount 90-81 in the opener of the Paradise Jam on Friday. Matt Bohannon had 22 points, Seth Tuttle added 21 and grabbed 11 rebounds for Northern Iowa (2-2). The Panthers shot 51 percent, including 12 of 21 from 3-point range. Anthony Ireland finished with...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount tops Northern Arizona 90-78

Anthony Ireland scored 18 points and handed out 11 assists as Loyola Marymount beat Northern Arizona 90-78 Sunday night. After the Lions (4-0) jumped to an early lead, Northern Arizona responded with a 7-0 run and tied the score at 9-9 with 14:29 left in the half. The Lumberjacks later closed the half on a 6-0 spurt, all by Quinton Upshur, and headed into the break trailing 35...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount overcomes Long Beach State 74-73

Ben Dickinson scored on a putback and Anthony Ireland added a pair of free throws in the final 6 seconds as Loyola Marymount edged Long Beach State 74-73 on Thursday night. LMU (3-0), which had trailed by five with 1:04 to play, called a timeout in the waning seconds to set up a play for Gabe Levin. His dunk was partially blocked and Dickinson made the putback for a 73-72 lead with...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount races past S. Dakota State 98-89

Anthony Ireland's 20 points and 12 assists helped Loyola Marymount outdistance South Dakota State 98-89 on Saturday. Ireland's fifth career double-double was part of a potent attack for the Lions (2-0), as Ben Dickinson added 22 points and six rebounds and freshman Gabe Levin added 20 points and six boards. LMU went into intermission ahead 45-44 on three straight 3-pointers...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 1 Gonzaga beats LMU 66-48 to reach WCC final

Loyola Marymount kept it close in a tightly-contested first half before top-ranked Gonzaga caught fire. Anthony Ireland led the Lions with 19 points, but the Bulldogs picked it up in the second half and advanced to Monday's West Coast Conference championship with a 66-48 win Saturday night. The Lions (8-23, 1-16 WCC) trailed 27-26 at the end of a hard-fought first half. With...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount 60, Santa Clara 58

Loyola Marymount continued its surprising run through the West Coast Conference tournament as Anthony Ireland hit the go-ahead basket with 5.2 seconds remaining Friday night in a 60-58 victory over Santa Clara. The Lions (11-22) came into the nine-team tournament as the lowest seed after finishing conference play 1-15 and dropping their final 14 games. But they have already tripled...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount 61, San Francisco 60

Anthony Ireland scored 16 points, including two big free throws late in overtime, and Loyola Marymount continued its surprising West Coast Conference tournament run with a 61-60 win over San Francisco on Thursday night. Ireland scored all four LMU points in the extra session before Taylor Walker's free throw gave the Lions (10-22) a 61-57 lead with 9 seconds left. San Francisco...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Loyola Marymount 65, Portland 54

Ashley Hamilton scored 21 points, Anthony Ireland added 12 and Loyola Marymount ended a 14-game losing streak with a 65-54 win over Portland in first round action of the West Coast Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Pilots made it a two possession game after Bryce Pressley hit two free throws to make it 60-54 with 28 seconds left but Portland committed three turnovers in...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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