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LMU's Ireland is WCC Player of the Week

Jan. 23, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has announced its men's basketball Player of the Week award-winner for January 23, 2012.

ANTHONY IRELAND, SO., G, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
LMU sophomore Anthony Ireland is the WCC Player of the Week. He led the Lions to an 82-68 road win at BYU on Thursday, finishing with a career-high 27 points, adding five assists and five steals, also a career-high. Ireland finished 7-for-9 from the field and a career-best 12-for-14 from the free throw line. All of his free throw attempts came in the final 3:40 of the game as part of an 11-0 run that extended the Lions lead from two to 13. Ireland helped the Lions win their fourth straight road game, the most since 1990-91. The Lions have won their first four road conference games for the first time since 1987-88 when they went 14-0 in WCC play.

Also nominated: Brandon Davies, BYU; Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's

2011-12 WCC MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nov. 14: Ashley Hamilton, Loyola Marymount
Nov. 21: Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
Nov. 28: Evan Roquemore, Santa Clara
Dec. 5: Noah Hartsock, BYU
Dec. 12: Angelo Caloiaro, San Francisco
Dec. 19: Elias Harris, Gonzaga
Dec. 26: Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga
Jan. 2: Brandon Davies, BYU
Jan. 9: Rob Jones, Saint Mary's
Jan. 16: Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's
Jan. 23: Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount