Thanks to the folks at TheW.tv, we're able to bring you a live stream of tonight's West Coast Conference game between Loyola Marymount and Portland. Tip time is 7:00 PM Pacific.
Portland traveled to LMU on January 16th and trounced the Lions 71-57. Senior forward Ryan Nicholas led the way for the Pilots with 12 points and ten rebounds.
The Lions are pretty well stuck to the bottom of the WCC standings. With a win they would move into a tie for ninth place, but are unlikely to climb high enough by the end of the season to earn a bye in the conference tournament. Portland, on the other hand, is in sixth place (which is the lowest position to earn a bye) with a one game lead on Pacific.
Anthony Ireland is the player to watch for the Lions. With 2,022 career points, Ireland is 38 behind Forrest McKenzie for third all-time at LMU. For the Pilots, keep an eye on Ryan Nicholas. Tonight will be his second-to-last home game as a Pilot. Due to strange scheduling, the Pilots' final four games of the season are on the road.