The WCAC : Pepperdine and Loyola, Tied for 6th, Face Common Opponents

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Still smarting from road losses to the University of San Diego and St. Mary’s last week, Loyola Marymount will play host to those same teams this weekend. St. Mary’s will visit Gersten Pavilion tonight at 7:30, then San Diego at 7:30 Saturday night.

Loyola, struggling to regain its shooting touch, has slipped to 2-5 in the West Coast Athletic Conference and has lost three in a row.

Defense-minded St. Mary’s administered a 78-64 loss to Loyola last week, two days after first-place San Diego had blown out the Lions, 82-48.


The main culprit in those losses was Loyola’s shooting eye. The Lions made only 40 of 119 shots in those games--less than 34%. Their 48 points against San Diego was their lowest total in five years, and the Lions, playing like a .500 team lately, have fallen to 10-10.

Things may turn around at home, though, where Loyola is 8-2.

Forward Mike Yoest continues to pace three Lions in double figures with a 21.1-point average.