Jan. 29, 2008
WCC Women's Basketball On ESPNU
Loyola Marymount at San Diego on ESPNU Thursday Night (1/31).
Date: Thursday, January 31st.
Loyola Marymount (11-9, 3-2) at San Diego (9-10, 0-5)
Location: San Diego, California -- Jenny Craig Pavilion
Time: 8:00 PM (PST)
Preview: Loyola Marymount enters the contest with an 11-9 overall record and a 3-2 mark in the WCC after picking up a 70-57 win over cross-town rival Pepperdine this past week. San Diego is hoping for its first WCC win after a rough start to the conference season, posting an 0-5 WCC record, 9-10 overall. Other than conference foes, USD and LMU have one common opponent on the season in Cal State Bakersfield, with LMU downing the Roadrunners 95-90 in double overtime and USD falling to CSUB 76-66 in their season-opener.
Match-Up History: The Toreros hold a 28-24 edge in the all-time series between the two schools including winning both contests against the Lions during the 2007 season.
Loyola Marymount's Key Players: Renahy Young: has led the Lions in scoring in each of LMU's five conference games and averages 10.9 ppg; Amanda DeCoud: averages 10.3 ppg and is currently in a tie for fourth place on the LMU all-time list with 213 career steals; Valerie Ogoke: pulls down 8.3 boards per game to go along with a 7.9 ppg average.
San Diego's Key Players: Amanda Rego: currently pacing WCC in both steals per game (2.74) and assists per game (8.1) for the third consecutive season; Amber Sprague: on a 69-game streak of scoring at least four points per contest with a season-high 30 points against UCLA; Kiva Herman: currently the team's second leading scorer with 12.7 ppg.