Loyola Marymount Lions
|Loyola Marymount Lions|
|University||Loyola Marymount University|
|Conference(s)||West Coast Conference|
|Athletics director||Dr. William Husak|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
|Basketball arena||Gersten Pavilion|
|Baseball stadium||George C. Page Stadium|
|Mascot||Iggy the Lion|
|Fight song||"Fight on Loyola"|
|Colors||Crimson and Navy Blue
|Homepage||Loyola Marymount Athletics|
The Loyola Marymount Lions are the athletic teams that represent Loyola Marymount University, a Jesuit institution in Los Angeles, California. The school competes in NCAA Division I, with its primary affiliation in the West Coast Conference, an organization consisting solely of religiously-affiliated schools.
The Lions burst onto the national basketball scene in the late 1980s under coach Paul Westhead. His teams led Division I in scoring in 1988 (110.3 points per game), 1989 (112.5) and 1990 (122.4). LMU's 122.4 point per game in 1990 was still a record as of October 2010. As of October 2010, Loyola Marymount held the five highest combined scoring games in Division I history. Four of the five occurred during Westhead's career, including a record 331 in the 181–150 win over United States International University on January 31, 1989.
The team's last appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 1990, where they advanced to the Elite Eight. They would lose to eventual national champion UNLV. Prior to the tournament, Lions star player Hank Gathers died during the WCC conference tournament from a heart condition.
LMU's current men's head coach is Max Good.
Women's Basketball 
Water polo 
The women's water polo team was the WWPA Champion in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007.
At the conclusion the 2004 season, Loyola Marymount's women's water polo team lost to the University of Southern California (USC), 10-8, in the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship game at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center.
Athletic facilities 
- NCAA (November 10, 2010). "2010–11 NCAA Men's Basketball Records - Division I Records". NCAA.org. NCAA. Archived from the original on March 7, 2011.