1989–90 Loyola Marymount Lions men's basketball team

The 1989–90 Loyola Marymount Lions men's basketball team represented Loyola Marymount University during the 1989–90 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Lions were led by fifth-year head coach Paul Westhead. They played their home games at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, California as members of the West Coast Conference.

1989–90 Loyola Marymount Lions men's basketball
Loyola Marymount Lions logo.svg
West Coast Conference Regular Season Champions
Gator Bowl Tournament Champions
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 21
1989–90 record26–6 (13–1 WCC)
Head coachPaul Westhead (5th season)
Assistant coachJay Hillock (5th season)
Assistant coachJudas Prada
Assistant coachBruce Woods
Home arenaGersten Pavilion
Seasons
1989–90 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#21 Loyola Marymount 13 1   .929     26 6   .813
Pepperdine 10 4   .714     17 11   .607
San Diego 9 5   .643     16 12   .571
Portland 7 7   .500     11 17   .393
Santa Clara 6 8   .429     9 19   .321
San Francisco 4 10   .286     8 20   .286
Saint Mary's 4 10   .286     7 20   .259
Gonzaga 3 11   .214     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll

Powered by consensus Second-Team All-Americans Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble, LMU led the nation in scoring for the third consecutive year and established an NCAA record of 122.4 points per game. Kimble won the NCAA individual scoring title by averaging 35.3 points per game.

On March 4, 1990, Gathers collapsed and died during a WCC Tournament Semifinal matchup against Portland. The team is remembered for honoring Gathers with a run to the Elite Eight as the 11 seed in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Lions defeated New Mexico State 111-92, defending National Champion Michigan 149-115, and Alabama 62-60 before falling 131-101 to UNLV, the eventual National Champions.

Contents

RosterEdit

1989–90 Loyola Marymount Lions men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 00 Marcellus Lee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr   Pomona, CA
G 3 Greg Walker 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 163 lb (74 kg) Fr   San Jose, CA
F 4 Per Stumer 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr   Södertälje, Sweden
G 11 Tom Peabody 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr   Santa Ana, CA
G 12 Tony Walker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Jr   Riverside, CA
F 14 John O'Connell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So   Glenside, PA
G 20 Terrell Lowery 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Oakland Technical HS Oakland, CA
G 21 Jeff Fryer 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Corona del Mar HS Newport Beach, CA
F 23 Jeff Roscoe 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr   Puyallup, WA
G 30 Bo Kimble 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Dobbins Technical HS/USC Philadelphia, PA
F/C 31 Chris Scott 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr   Union City, CA
C 34 Chris Knight 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
So   Los Angeles, CA
F 44 Hank Gathers 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Dobbins Technical HS/USC Philadelphia, PA
F 50 Marcus Slater 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr   Carson, CA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 15, 1989*
at No. 1 UNLV
Preseason NIT
L 91–102[1]  0–1
 23  Fryer   11  Gathers   6  Stumer  Thomas & Mack Center (13,430)
Las Vegas, NV
Nov 25, 1989*
Nevada W 145–102  1–1
 31  Kimble   17  Gathers   10  Lowery  Gersten Pavilion (3,663)
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 1, 1989*
vs. Stetson
Gator Bowl Tournament
W 125–95  2–1
 38  Gathers   16  Gathers   9  Peabody  Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum (3,000)
Jacksonville, FL
Dec 2, 1989*
at Jacksonville
Gator Bowl Tournament
W 106–105[2]  3–1
 32  Gathers   7  Stumer   7  2 tied  Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum (2,863)
Jacksonville, FL
Dec 7, 1989*
at U.S. International W 152–137[3]  4–1
 37  Gathers   27  Gathers   11  Lowery  Golden Hall (1,264)
San Diego, CA
Dec 9, 1989*
UC Santa Barbara W 104–101[4]  5–1
 51  Kimble   7  Kimble   9  Walker  Gersten Pavilion (4,000)
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 19, 1989*
at No. 21 Oregon State W 117–113[5][6]  6–1
 53  Kimble   12  Kimble   11  Walker  Gill Coliseum (9,183)
Corvallis, OR
Dec 23, 1989*
No. 7 Oklahoma L 121–136[7][8]  6–2
 46  Kimble   14  Kimble   9  Lowery  Gersten Pavilion (4,210)
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 30, 1989*
Niagara W 122–87[9]  7–2
 38  Kimble   11  Gathers   13  Walker  Gersten Pavilion (3,563)
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2, 1990*
Xavier L 113–115[10]  7–3
 38  Kimble   10  Kimble   7  Lowery  Cincinnati Gardens (8,000)
Cincinnati, OH
Jan 4, 1990*
No. 25 at Saint Joseph's W 99–96[11][12]  8–3
 54  Kimble   9  Kimble   3  2 tied  Hagan Arena (3,200)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 6, 1990*
No. 25 at No. 17 La Salle W 121–116[13][14]  9–3
 32  Kimble   12  Gathers   8  Walker  Convention Hall (10,254)
Philadelphia, PA
WCC regular season
Jan 11, 1990
No. 23 at Santa Clara W 113–100  10–3
(1–0)
 35  Kimble   12  Gathers   7  Lowery  Leavey Center 
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 13, 1990
No. 23 at San Diego W 119–112  11–3
(2–0)
 32  Gathers   7  Stumer   7  Walker  USD Sports Center 
San Diego, CA
Jan 19, 1990
No. 21 Gonzaga W 144–100  12–3
(3–0)
 30  Kimble   14  Gathers   7  Walker  Gersten Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 20, 1990
No. 21 Portland W 131–106  13–3
(4–0)
 27  Gathers   12  Stumer   9  Lowery  Gersten Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 25, 1990
No. 22 at Portland W 126–103  14–3
(5–0)
 39  Kimble   11  Kimble,
Gathers
 
 8  Walker  Chiles Center 
Portland, OR
Jan 27, 1990
No. 22 at Gonzaga W 99–88  15–3
(6–0)
 31  Kimble,
Gathers
 
 8  Stumer   6  Walker  “The Kennel” 
Spokane, WA
Feb 1, 1990
No. 20 Saint Mary's (CA) W 150–119  16–3
(7–0)
 44  Gathers   13  Gathers   10  Walker  Gersten Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 3, 1990*
 CBS
No. 20 at No. 14 LSU L 141–148 OT[15][16][17] 16–4
 48  Gathers   13  Gathers   9  Lowery  Maravich Assembly Center (14,084)
Baton Rouge, LA
Feb 4, 1990
No. 20 San Francisco W 157–115  17–4
(8–0)
 50  Kimble   13  Gathers   13  Walker  Gersten Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 9, 1990
No. 20 at San Francisco W 137–123  18–4
(9–0)
 37  Kimble   4  3 tied   7  Lowery  War Memorial Gymnasium 
San Francisco, CA
Feb 10, 1990
No. 20 Saint Mary's (CA) W 139–110  19–4
(10–0)
 33  Kimble   13  Gathers   5  3 tied  McKeon Pavilion 
Moraga, CA
Feb 14, 1990
No. 19 Pepperdine W 131–116  20–4
(11–0)
 40  Fryer   12  Gathers   10  Lowery  Gersten Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 17, 1990
No. 19 Pepperdine L 123–131  20–5
(11–1)
 32  Kimble,
Gathers
 
 13  Gathers   5  Walker  Firestone Fieldhouse (3,529)
Malibu, CA
Feb 23, 1990
No. 22 San Diego W 131–119  21–5
(12–1)
 43  Kimble   8  Gathers   13  Walker  Gersten Pavilion (4,156)
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 24, 1990
No. 22 Santa Clara W 117–81  22–5
(13–1)
 35  Kimble   11  Kimble   7  Walker  Gersten Pavilion (4,156)
Los Angeles, CA
WCC Tournament
Mar 3, 1990*
No. 22 Gonzaga
WCC Tournament Quarterfinal
W 121–84[18]  23–5
 28  Gathers   12  Stumer   11  Walker  Gersten Pavilion (3,875)
Los Angeles, CA
NCAA Tournament
Mar 16, 1990*
 CBS
(W11) No. 21 vs. (W6) No. 24 New Mexico State
NCAA Tournament Round of 64
W 111–92[19][20][21]  24–5
 45  Kimble   18  Kimble   5  2 tied  Long Beach Arena (12,200)
Long Beach, CA
Mar 18, 1990*
 CBS
(W11) No. 21 vs. (W3) No. 13 Michigan
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
W 149–115[22][23]  25–5
 41  Fryer   8  Stumer   9  Walker  Long Beach Arena (12,000)
Long Beach, CA
Mar 23, 1990*
 CBS
(W11) No. 21 vs. (W7) No. 23 Alabama
West Regional Semifinal
W 62–60[24][25][26]  26–5
 19  Kimble   12  Stumer   2  2 tied  Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena (12,972)
Oakland, CA
Mar 25, 1990*
 CBS
(W11) No. 21 vs. (W1) No. 2 UNLV
West Regional Final
L 101–131[27][28]  26–6
 42  Kimble   11  Kimble   6  Lowery  Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena (14,298)
Oakland, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Sources[29][30]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 25 23 21 22 20 20 19 22 22 21 21 
Coaches 18 20 RV

*Final AP and Coaches rankings released prior to NCAA tournament


AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

Season
  • Points Per Game – 122.4 (3,918 points in 32 games)[31]
  • Games with at Least 100 Points – 28[31]
  • Consecutive Games with at Least 100 Points – 12[31]


NCAA Tournament[32]

Team

  • Most points in an NCAA Tournament game – 149 vs. Michigan (March 18, 1990)
  • Most combined points in an NCAA Tournament game – 264 vs. Michigan (March 18, 1990)
  • Most 3-point field goals in an NCAA Tournament game – 21 vs. Michigan (March 18, 1990)
  • Points Per Game – 105.8 (423 points in 4 games)

Invidivual

  • Most 3-point field goals made (single game) – 11 by Jeff Fryer vs. Michigan (March 18, 1990)
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted (single game) – 22 by Jeff Fryer vs. Michigan (March 18, 1990)

Players in the 1990 NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 8 Bo Kimble Los Angeles Clippers

[33]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Westhead Defends His Rapid-fire Style". Chicago Tribune. December 17, 1989. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
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