Loyola Marymount Lions News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
ESPN.com: Warriors having fun without Durant, but they'll need him
As the specter of superstar transactions this summer hangs over the NBA, many parts of league business take on double meanings.
The lottery affects trades, the draft affects free agency and the playoffs aren't just a competition but a showcase for the future.
These circumstances hang over the Golden State Warriors in particular at the moment. As they navigate the historic challenge of trying to three-peat, the Warriors must simultaneously rally themselves to overcome the injury to Kevin Durant the player while staying on message about Kevin Durant the free agent.
Los Angeles Loyolan: Beach volleyball's self-motivation fuels championship dreams
Located near many beaches, the LMU beach volleyball team (6-5 overall) is positioned for a successful season.
This season's beach volleyball team was hailed by head coach John Mayer as "the best team we've ever had in LMU history." The team has backed up this high praise by ranking No. 13 in the nation in the NCAA polls, as voted by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Beach volleyball differs from indoor volleyball in its rules and regulations.
For starters, beach volleyball consists of only two players on the court as opposed to six in indoor volleyball.
ESPN.com: Loyola Marymount steamrolls Bethesda 106-50
LOS ANGELES -- Reserves Jordan Bell and Ivan Alipiev combined to score 31 points and Loyola Marymount got 67 points from its bench in a 106-50 thumping of Bethesda on Thursday night.
Zafir Williams scored all 10 of his points in the first half to lead the Lions (8-0) to a 57-27 advantage at intermission over the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association school from Anaheim, California.
James Batemon scored 10, but didn't attempt a free throw. Batemon, who shoots 88.3 percent from the foul line, came into the game with an NCAA best 53-made free throws.
ESPN.com: No. 1 Ohio State? NCAA's initial NET basketball ratings raise questions
By replacing the RPI, the NCAA tried to eliminate a perennial controversy on Selection Sunday. Instead, it appears the NCAA might have created a new set of problems for itself.
On Monday, the NCAA released its first-ever edition of the men's basketball NET ratings to boos from observers who wondered how a tool created to make things better had actually yielded more baffling results than the method it was designed to replace.
The NET ratings consider strength of schedule and margin of victory and will be the primary measurement the tournament selection committee will use to finalize the field of 68 in March.