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Loyola Marymount Lions Basketball Tickets
Team: Loyola Marymount Lions
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Home Games: Gersten Pavilion
Head Coach: Mike Dunlap
Conference Titles 3 regular season, 2 tournament
Loyola Marymount Lions Basketball TicketsThe Loyola Marymount Lions have a large presence in Los Angeles and have been working hard on the court for many decades. The team is a member of the West Coast Conference and has several titles under its belt. Fans can comfortably watch home games at the Gersten Pavilion, which has been updated for the 2019-20 season. Under Head Coach Mike Dunlap's leadership, the Lions basketball team had an outstanding 2018-2019 season, and the team is continuing to deliver exciting courtside action this year. The team's schedule includes games with its longtime rivals, The University of San Diego and Pepperdine. If you attend these matchups, you will be immersed in the high energy competitive college basketball. Grab your Loyola Marymount Lions' basketball tickets today at StubHub.
Who is the head coach for the Loyola Marymount Lions?Mike Dunlap has been the head coach at Loyola Marymount since 2013. Before coming to Loyola, Dunlap served most recently as head coach over the Charlotte Bobcats, now the Hornets. Before that, Dunlap also served as an associate head coach at St. John's University, the University of Oregon and the University of Arizona. During his time with Loyola, Dunlap led the Lions to successfully better seasons for each of his first four years. For the 2018-19 season at Loyola, Dunlap's team had the best start to a season and the best one-loss record to open a year at 11-1. The Lions also went to the postseason for only the third time since 1990. The Lions won the 2018 Jamaica Classic and made it to the semi-finals of the College Basketball Invitational. LMU's winning record for 2018-19 was 22 games, which was double the wins from the previous season and the third-highest winning record for the program. The Lions ended the year with a 12-4 home record and entered the WCC Championship games as the fifth seed.
Where are the Lions basketball games played?The Gerston Pavilion is the home of the Lions basketball team. It was opened in 1981 and has a seating capacity of 4,156. The arena was updated for 2019 with a brand-new athletic mark on the court floor with vivid crimson and blue. The lighting has also been updated and now has programming options. There are court lines for volleyball and for basketball that allow for easy transitioning, and the extended men's three-point line is now visible. In 2019, the NCAA approved moving the three-point line to 22 feet and 1 and 3/4 inches to match the international basketball distance. This rule is effective across Division I for the 2019-20 season.
Do the Loyola Marymount Lions have any rival teams?The Lions have a long-standing rivalry with Pepperdine. Recently, both schools have created the Pacific Coast Highway Cup as a point-tracking system for games between the Lions and the Waves. The schools are represented by 12 of their athletic teams through the regular and postseason games over the academic year. Points are awarded by various criteria for each game. As of 2019, Pepperdine is ahead of LMU in total PCH Cup annual awards.
What conference are the Loyola Marymount Lions in?The Lions are members of the West Coast Conference, which was formed in 1952 as the California Basketball Association and has 10 schools under its umbrella. The WCC originally had five schools, which expanded to eight when Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and Fresno State joined the conference in 1956. At the same time, the conference changed its name to the West Coast Athletic Conference. The conference shortened its name to the West Coast Conference in 1981, and the conference gained its 10th member in 2013.
What is the 2019-20 schedule for the Lions?The Lions enjoy a varied schedule each year with competitions inside and outside their conference. For the 2019-20 schedule, the Lions will meet Grambling, the University of Colorado, Southern Utah, Pepperdine, Brigham Young, Saint Mary's College and many other tough opponents.
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