1988-89 Loyola Marymount Lions Men's Basketball Team
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1988%E2%80%9389 Loyola Marymount Lions Men's Basketball Team
1988-89 Loyola Marymount Lions men's basketball
Loyola Marymount Lions logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
1988-89 record20-11 (10-4 WCC)
Head coachPaul Westhead (4th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaGersten Pavilion
Seasons
← 1987-88
1989-90 →
1988-89 West Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Mary's 12 2   .857     25 5   .833
Pepperdine 10 4   .714     20 13   .606
Loyola Marymount + 10 4   .714     20 11   .645
San Francisco 8 6   .571     16 12   .571
Santa Clara 7 7   .500     20 11   .645
Gonzaga 5 9   .357     14 14   .500
San Diego 2 12   .143     8 20   .286
Portland 2 12   .143     2 26   .071
+ 1989 WCAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988-89 Loyola Marymount Lions men's basketball team represented Loyola Marymount University during the 1988-89 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lions were led by fourth-year head coach Paul Westhead. They played their home games at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, California as members of the West Coast Conference.

LMU led the nation in scoring (112.5 points per game) for the second consecutive year. Junior All-American Hank Gathers became the second player in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring (32.7) and rebounding (13.7) in the same season.

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
*
L   1-3
 28-   18-   9- 
*
W   6-5
 40-   23-   7-  (1,136)
WCC regular season
*
W   12-7
 41-   29-   13-  (2,661)

W   16-9
(9-3)
 40-   13-   11-  (3,763)

W   17-9
(10-3)
 32-   15-   8-  (5,000)

L   17-10
(10-4)
 34-   12-   3-  (5,220)
WCC Tournament
*

W   18-10
 31-   12-   6- 
*

W   19-10
 29-   11-   6-  (5,465)
*

W  OT 20-10
 30-   16-   3-  (5,330)
NCAA Tournament
*

L   20-11
 28-   17-   4- 
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Sources[5]

Rankings

Awards

All-Americans
NCAA Scoring Leader
NCAA Rebounding Leader
WCC Player of the Year
WCC Tournament MVP

Records

Season[6]

Team

  • Points, Both Teams – 331 vs. U.S. International (January 31, 1989)
  • Field Goals, Both Teams – 130 vs. U.S. International (January 31, 1989)
  • Field Goal Attempts, Both Teams – 245 vs. U.S. International (January 31, 1989)
  • Points in a Half, Both Teams – 172 vs. Gonzaga (February 18, 1989)

References

  1. ^ "Loyola, Sooner 136-103 Shoot-Out Just Might Be Cage Style of '90s". Los Angeles Times. December 23, 1988. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "More Records for Loyola, 181-150". Los Angeles Times. February 1, 1989. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "LOYOLA MARY. SETS RECORDS IT'S 181-150". Washington Post. February 1, 1989. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Louisville, Arkansas Stay Alive". Chicago Tribune. March 17, 1989. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "1988-89 Loyola Marymount Lions Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Division I Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 5. Retrieved 2018.

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