WCC Tournament 2012: Loyola Marymount University vs University of San Francisco

Game 4: 6 p.m. - No. 4 Loyola Marymount Lions vs. No. 5 San Francisco Dons (ESPNU / ESPN3)

What to know: Before everyone across the nation knew that the UCLA Bruins were not a good team this year, the Lions rolled into Pauley Pavilion and thumped them by 10 points. The Lions also own good wins over the Saint Mary's Gaels and the Saint Louis Bilkens. The Lions have a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging over 10 points a game led by Anthony Ireland at 15.5. They are a solid free throw shooting team that is finely healthy - and the most appropriate times.

Who is going to win: The key number here is the number three - that is the total number of points the Lions beat the Dons by in the two conference games this year. The Lions are also a turnover prone team. Their main four contributors average 10 a game, and getting careless with the ball will play into the Dons hand. Coach Rex Walters has to use an all hustle on defense, trademarked by constant traps in the corner and half court presses. Even with the win over the Gaels towards the end of the season, the Lions lost to the San Diego Toreros by three and only beat the Santa Clara Broncos by three to close out WCC play. The Dons are the hungrier team at the moment and will out-hustle the Lions to the win.

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