Lions open WCC Play Thursday in San Francisco on CBS Sports Network
LOS ANGELES – Conference play is officially on the horizon as LMU men’s basketball is set to open West Coast Conference action on the road this Thursday. The Lions will travel to San Francisco for an 8:00 p.m. game broadcast on CBS Sports Network.
The Lions, who have been out of the game since beating Bellarmine on the road Dec. 21 to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule, will end up playing five WCC games in 10 days.
In the shortened 2020-21 season, LMU played and beat San Francisco three times in as many games. The Lions also opened conference play against the Dons last season and advanced into the WCC tournament after beating USF in Las Vegas last season.
The three matchups between the two programs were all single-digit wins for LMU, including the game at War Memorial at the Sobrato Center, in which the Lions used just six available players to earn the victory.
Eli Scott was a major factor in those three wins en route to his All-WCC First Team selection. The Chino Hills, Calif. native averaged a double-double against San Francisco with 20.7 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game and 4.7 assists per game.
San Francisco started a special season on the Hilltop, posting an early record of 14-2 with a 34 NET ranking. Like Scott for LMU, Jamaree Bouyea has decided to return to campus for his fifth year and leads his team in its bonus season. Bouyea scored in double figures in all three games against the Lions, including a 33-point performance in the game at War Memorial on February 21, 2021.
The game will also air on the radio on KXLU 88.9.
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