After picking up their biggest win of the season on Wednesday night on the road over No. 21 Saint Mary's, the Loyola Marymount Lions get to show their stuff on national television at home, hosting the Valparaiso Crusaders Friday night in a BracketBusters game on ESPNU. Here are the relevant details of this college basketball contest:
Records: Loyola Marymount (17-10, 10-4 in West Coast Conference); Valparaiso (19-9, 12-4 in Horizon League)
Rankings: Loyola Marymount is No. 92 in the RPI, while Valparaiso is No. 94; In Ken Pomeroy's ratings, LMU is No. 123 and the Crusaders are No. 145; in the Sagarin ratings, LMU is No. 118 and Valparaiso is No. 127.
Location: Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles
Time: 6 p.m. PST
TV: ESPNU, with Mark Neely and Miles Simon on the call
Streaming: ESPN3.com (now Watch ESPN)
Home vs. Road: LMU is 8-7 at home this season, Valparaiso is 8-7 on the road
Series History: This is the first all-time meeting between the two schools.
Leading Rebounders: Viney, LMU (5.3 rebounds per game); Brokehoff, Valparaiso (8.5 rpg)