NCAAB Game Preview - Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Gonz
87
LoyMa
62
F
Wake
59
Duke
90
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Baylor
67
Kansas
55
F
UGA
60
Aub
82
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Bois
65
SDSU
83
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AzSt
69
Oreg
78
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OhSt
54
Ind
66
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Lou
67
ND
64
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Alab
67
KY
76
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UMass
60
Dayt
88
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GTown
66
Vill
80
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TxTch
54
WVU
66
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Syr
63
UVA
55
F(OT)
Wisc
58
PSU
49
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Tul
65
Temp
51
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Cin
68
UCF
54
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Rut
51
Ill
54
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DeP
67
StJon
74
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SCar
55
Tenn
56
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Wagn
62
RobM
94
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BGSU
83
Ohio
74
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Vermt
74
UMBC
50
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Lafy
65
LoyMD
62
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Army
59
Boston
81
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SMU
68
ECU
71
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NCC
66
DelSt
68
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OkSt
40
TCU
52
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67
YSU
69
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Crei
77
Xav
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Charl
56
W&M
67
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NCSU
58
VaTec
72
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URI
65
VACom
56
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Del
68
Tows
84
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Samf
67
Chat
105
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Ford
44
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64
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Campbl
63
Radf
68
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GMas
76
LaSal
63
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IlSt
52
IndSt
65
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ULMo
62
GASt
84
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HolyC
60
Buck
75
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StJos
83
David
89
F(OT)
Denv
80
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86
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CoCar
82
TexAr
77
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FlInt
78
Rice
92
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Maine
70
Albany
76
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Oakl
68
Clev
55
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E IL
66
MorSt
69
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TexAM
69
Vand
50
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CenMI
73
Kent
79
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(N/A)
58
CenCT
46
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Norf
71
How
63
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Hou
61
Tuls
63
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Copp
80
BethC
85
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Duques
66
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61
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Drake
61
Valpa
66
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SoMis
70
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80
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NrthIA
80
MOSt
57
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FlAtl
58
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81
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Evans
44
LoyIL
78
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MtStM
67
Bry
65
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FlGlf
66
Stetsn
62
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Marq
55
Seton
69
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HiPt
62
Presb
77
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OlDom
47
Charl
53
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Colg
70
Navy
63
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Drex
78
JMU
71
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ULLa
51
GaSo
71
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UNCW
63
Elon
80
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SIU-E
72
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78
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VMI
55
ETSU
61
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SamH
82
CenAR
89
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NCAT
91
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53
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Morg
68
FlaAM
77
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NebOm
81
SDak
91
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Clem
79
UNC
76
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Nebras
57
NW
62
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68
NIU
71
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NWSt
76
McNee
85
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TXAMC
56
AbCh
68
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FaDi
70
LongI
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Nich
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SeLA
58
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82
Lipsco
69
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NJIT
78
NFla
66
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Troy
68
ArkSt
76
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ColSt
81
SJSU
70
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App
57
TxSt
82
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APSU
71
JacSt
67
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Mercer
71
WCU
79
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Jacksn
37
Lib
54
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NOrl
70
InWor
73
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TNSt
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SEMO
73
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Belm
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TN-M
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43
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Bingha
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UMassL
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UNCA
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ChaSo
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GaTec
71
BC
52
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WaSt
62
Stan
88
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IdaSt
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NoAZ
67
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UMKC
71
NMSt
74
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AF
78
NM
84
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Ark
76
Miss
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MidTN
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StLou
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Rich
58
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Longw
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Hamp
83
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JackSt
76
Alc
65
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Gram
61
South
56
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Citad
71
Woff
73
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USF
79
Pacif
75
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UNLV
78
Wyo
69
F(OT)
WIMil
87
WIGB
80
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SDSt
70
IPFW
61
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GWebb
95
Winth
99
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59
Toled
67
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UNH
48
Stony
73
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StFNY
80
StFPA
81
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Amer
73
Leh
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UNCG
86
Furm
73
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Okla
68
IaSt
81
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CS-Ful
59
UCRiv
65
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SCla
67
StMar
66
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Wash
58
Cal
61
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Nev
70
UtSt
80
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PorSt
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MTSt
76
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CBap
61
GrCan
57
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ChiSt
63
TexPA
87
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KansSt
50
Tex
64
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N DA
73
Oral
88
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MisSt
59
LSU
60
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Lamar
102
HBU
92
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SIU
48
Brad
67
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Marsh
50
UAB
61
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ArkPB
49
AlaAM
59
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Fla
75
Mizzu
91
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PVAM
67
TXSo
71
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LaTec
64
UTEP
61
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Murr
81
TNTec
69
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Portl
70
BYU
96
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MsVl
75
AlSt
81
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CSNor
56
CAPoly
74
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USC
74
UCLA
63
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UtVal
50
Seatt
83
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LongB
55
UCSB
52
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Pepp
85
USD
78
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HI
60
UCIrv
74
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Web
57
Sac
71
F
Struggling LMU is next team in No. 1 Gonzaga's headlights
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:05 AM

Top-ranked Gonzaga is steaming toward another West Coast Conference title and another high seed come NCAA Tournament time.

Heading into Thursday's game against San Diego, the Bulldogs' offense was humming to the tune of 87.5 points per game, best among Division 1 schools. That average will inch higher after the Bulldogs (17-1, 3-0) dispatched the Toreros, 94-50.

Standing in the Bulldogs' way come Saturday night is Loyola Marymount, a team that ranks 289th in the nation by scoring only 66.8 points per game.

Loyola Marymount (7-9, 1-1) hasn't played since being drilled 63-38 at BYU on Jan. 4.

The rebuilding Lions know what lies ahead.

"I think a lot of people have us for dead," LMU head coach Mike Dunlap told Loyolan.com. "We're the true underdog all the way through the year, and that's a great position to be in. Our players are smart enough to know that."

Dunlap hopes his team shows improvement as the season progresses.

"As far as whatever this (year's) team is, (we will be) dramatically improved and different in January," Dunlap said. "And we know that because we're going to take big jumps, (and) because we're mixing a very new group together. But we're excited about that because our leadership is in place."

Eli Scott is the unquestioned leader. He comes in averaging 16.1 points, 4.7 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. In the blowout loss to BYU, Scott scored 15 points and grabbed six boards before being pulled from the game with four minutes remaining.

Dunlap will be counting on Scott and Ivan Alipiev (11.0 points) if the Lions are to have a chance to beat Gonzaga for the first time since 2010.

The Bulldogs won the last time the two teams met, defeating the Lions 73-60 on Feb. 14. LMU led in the second half until the Bulldogs went on a 20-6 run to pull out the win.

Despite their near-perfect record -- Gonzaga's only loss was to Michigan -- the Bulldogs have been far from perfect, especially against opponents seemingly outmatched.

"We're 2-0 (in conference)," coach Mark Few said before Thursday's win against San Diego. "At end of the day you're supposed to have more points than the opponents, and that's what we did. We'll keep trying to get better."

Against Portland and Pepperdine, two teams in the lower half of the conference, Gonzaga lacked intensity and struggled to put them away.

"We turned the ball over way, way, way too much," Few lamented after the Pepperdine win. "We tried too hard and were missing some things on offense."

Against the Toreros, the Bulldogs were better, much better.

Joel Ayayi led the way with 20 points. Filip Petrusev, who this week was added to the midseason watch list for the 2020 Wooden award, scored 17 points.

There was no lack of focus like there was in the Bulldogs' previous two games, and the offense appears to be back on track.

"It's not something you really practice, it's something that you have during the game," Killian Tillie told spokesman.com. "That's what we did at Portland. It was tough the first half, but then we were fired up in the locker room and fired up in the second half.

"It was kind of the same (against Pepperdine). Everybody has to do hustle plays, get the crowd going and that's how you get intensity."

--Field Level Media

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