LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

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LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by Guest on Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:53 pm

There could be an opportunity to make a move up the WCC standings this weekend, but that would require a couple of wins! First test is on Thursday against a Loyola Marymount team that has lost four in a row and 10 of their last 11 after opening the WCC sched with two wins.

Seems like he's been around forever but it'll be the last time Anthony Ireland will play at the Chiles Center. Ireland has scored in double figures in every game but two since the beginning of 2012-13...and both of those games were last season, and he had nine points in both of those! A great player who will likely get a chance at training camp with an NBA squad.

Pilots are favoured by Pomeroy to win by nine...for what little that matters, given how this season has gone.

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:36 pm

This is also another chance for us to get our first series sweep of the season.

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by up7587 on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:46 pm

Pilots beat LMU at Gerston 4 weeks ago by 14 points. LMU has lost their last 4 games by an average of 17 points. This game is a "must win" for a UP team that needs to build more consistency to go with their big wins this season.

Only 7 LMU players got significant playing time recently. They do not show a center on their roster. Last two games they started 3 guards and 2 forwards, and brought 2 forwards off the bench. Looks like Pilots need to pressure them, control the rebounds, and play tough D on Ireland, Payne and Levin. Easy, right?

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:48 pm

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In Anthony Ireland’s career at LMU, he has NOT missed a single game (so far), has been a starter in all but 6 of the 125 games he has played, and has averaged 35 minutes of playing time per game!!

For his career, Ireland has scored over 2,000 points, averaging over 16 points per game.

Ireland was the WCC All-Freshman his first year, and has earned First-Team All-WCC honors the last two years.

I hope many PN readers and students will join in standing and applauding him during his introduction on Thursday night….he has earned it!

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Post by PilotNut on Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:47 pm

I agree that AI has been an entertaining player to watch over the years, as he has often carried the Lions almost single-handedly to victories.

Averaging 35 minutes per game over 125 games?!  My goodness!!  It will be a real shame that he will have such an off night during his last game at Chiles!!   Twisted Evil

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:53 pm

From the “for what it’s worth file,” here are the opening odds in Las Vegas for Thursday’s games:

UP by 7 over LMU
GU by 17.5 over PU
BYU by 3.5 @ UOP
SMC by 12 over USD

I think UP would like to see all those games go according to form……

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Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:58 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:I think UP would like to see all those games go according to form……
The current standings:
1. GU  11-1
2. BYU 9-4
3. SMC 8-4
4. USF 8-5
5. PU 7-6
6. UP 5-7
7. UOP 4-8
8. USD 4-9
9. SCU 4-9
10. LMU 3-10

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:20 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:SMC by 12 over USD

I know it's in Moraga, but that's a pretty big spread in favour of a Saint Mary's team that's already lost by ~20 to USD this season.

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by ShipstadPilot11 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:41 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:
DoubleDipper wrote:I think UP would like to see all those games go according to form……
The current standings:
1. GU  11-1
2. BYU 9-4
3. SMC 8-4
4. USF 8-5
5. PU 7-6
6. UP 5-7
7. UOP 4-8
8. USD 4-9
9. SCU 4-9
10. LMU 3-10
I see you've taken to quoting yourself these days, DD...  lol!

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:02 pm

Anyone else feeling anxious about tonight's game? We really need this win. against the last place team. second to last home game... we need to dominate.

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:12 pm

ShipstadPilot11 wrote:I see you've taken to quoting yourself these days, DD...  lol!
Ha-ha, yea, “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.”
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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by DoubleDipper on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:15 pm

NoPoNeighbor wrote:Anyone else feeling anxious about tonight's game? We really need this win. against the last place team. second to last home game... we need to dominate.
Yes, absolutely!!

The only two games I was not anxious about were the GU and BYU games because the Pilots were not expected to win.....and the guys had nothing lose.   That's the way the team should approach tonight's game!!  pirat

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by up7587 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:58 pm

NoPoNeighbor wrote:Anyone else feeling anxious about tonight's game? We really need this win. against the last place team. second to last home game... we need to dominate.

Always nervous.

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:02 pm

KB out.

Not dressed, wearing a soft boot.

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:43 pm

So apparently this Kevin Bailey character is an important part of the Pilots offence?

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by Guest on Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:13 pm

Well it was ugly at times...offence looked completely lost at first without our man KB, then a wild run to get back into it. That was a 22-2 run the Pilots went on early in the second half.

Then with a double-digit lead I thought they could have taken the opportunity to slow things down and play some more conservative basketball but the up-tempo play continued and some turnovers happened to let LMU back into it.

Then they won, so it's all good. And so did Gonzaga, so as hoped Saturday's game will be for fifth place between Pepperdine and the Pilots.

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by NoPoNeighbor on Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:48 pm

This was similar to the game at Gonzaga: Down big in the first half; start to chip away at the lead the end of the first half; lock-down defense and better shooting combine to create a huge run in the second half, culminating in the Pilots taking the lead.

The difference was that this game was against LMU, not GU, so we were able to hang on to the lead once we went ahead.

The big question now is, what is KB's prognosis?

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:51 pm

NoPoNeighbor wrote:
The big question now is, what is KB's prognosis?

I got "being evaluated".

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by up7587 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:00 pm

I heard "day to day".

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Re: LMU @ Portland, Thursday 7:00 (TheW.tv)

Post by DoubleDipper on Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:04 pm

Freshman PG Nino Jackson, the heir apparent to Anthony Ireland at LMU, has apparently left school.

Jackson, a 3.3 star recruit, was injured in November after only four games, but was being highly touted to lead the Lions in the future.

I've seen nothing on the LMU board, but the official roster no longer includes his name.  Evil or Very Mad

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