Loyola Marymount @ San Francisco
Current Records: Loyola Marymount 7-5; San Francisco 14-2
What to Know
The San Francisco Dons have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Loyola Marymount Lions and are hoping to record their first win since March 6 of 2020. San Francisco and Loyola Marymount will face off in a West Coast battle at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday at War Memorial Gymnasium. The Dons are out to keep their 11-game home win streak alive.
San Francisco didn’t have too much trouble with the San Diego Toreros at home on Saturday as they won 88-73. San Francisco’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Khalil Shabazz, who had 27 points along with six rebounds, and forward Yauhen Massalski, who posted a double-double on 21 points and 17 boards.
Meanwhile, the stars were brightly shining for Loyola Marymount in a 71-57 victory over the Bellarmine Knights three weeks ago.
San Francisco is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 4-9 against the spread when favored.
The Dons were close but no cigar when the two teams previously met in March of last year as they fell 70-66 to the Lions. The loss knocked San Francisco out of the playoffs, so expect them to come at Loyola Marymount with a vengeful fire.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 11 p.m. ET
- Where: War Memorial Gymnasium — San Francisco, California
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Live Stream: CBSSports.com or fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Watch on your Phone: CBS Sports App
- Watch on Connected TV: CBS Sports App on Roku and Fire TV
- Ticket Cost: $60.00
The Dons are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Lions, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Loyola Marymount have won eight out of their last 13 games against San Francisco.
- Mar 05, 2021 – Loyola Marymount 70 vs. San Francisco 66
- Feb 18, 2021 – Loyola Marymount 68 vs. San Francisco 63
- Jan 10, 2021 – Loyola Marymount 68 vs. San Francisco 60
- Mar 06, 2020 – San Francisco 82 vs. Loyola Marymount 53
- Feb 29, 2020 – San Francisco 69 vs. Loyola Marymount 67
- Jan 18, 2020 – San Francisco 61 vs. Loyola Marymount 53
- Mar 02, 2019 – Loyola Marymount 74 vs. San Francisco 69
- Feb 17, 2018 – San Francisco 72 vs. Loyola Marymount 63
- Jan 11, 2018 – Loyola Marymount 67 vs. San Francisco 65
- Feb 23, 2017 – Loyola Marymount 53 vs. San Francisco 51
- Feb 04, 2017 – San Francisco 74 vs. Loyola Marymount 64
- Feb 20, 2016 – Loyola Marymount 100 vs. San Francisco 87
- Jan 14, 2016 – Loyola Marymount 87 vs. San Francisco 83