A wind-chill factor of 60-degrees-below zero cooled off Loyola Marymount's shooting touch against Wisconsin-Green Bay, but the Lions managed to escape with a victory and will complete their nonconference road schedule tonight against Marquette at the Mecca in Milwaukee.
Monday night, the Lions overcame early deficits of 23-9 and 30-16 to defeat Green Bay, 70-67, despite shooting a season-low 43%. They improved to 8-3 and ran their winning streak to five.
Marquette (5-5) is 5-1 at home and is coming off a 78-57 victory Sunday at Kansas State. But Warriors Coach Bob Dukiet has had problems and suspended star guard Michael (Pops) Sims earlier this season.
Sims is back and averaging about 12 points and 5 assists. Other leaders for Marquette are forwards Pat Foley and Tony Smith, both scoring about 12.5 points per game. The defense-minded Warriors are scoring about 68 points per game while allowing 70.
The Lions, whose scoring average dipped to 106.3, are led by Hank Gathers' 23.8-point average, Bo Kimble at 20.2, Corey Gaines at 18.5 and Mike Yoest at 15.1.