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Gonzaga out to keep success against LMU flowing

Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer lead the Bulldogs with 26 points in GU’s 85-62 win over LMU on Dec. 23, 2015 at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga forward Kyle Wiltjer lead the Bulldogs with 26 points in GU’s 85-62 win over LMU on Dec. 23, 2015 at McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Thursday will be the 88th matchup between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Loyola Marymount Lions.

Gonzaga has won 14 straight against the Lions, including 19 of the previous 20 meetings. Head coach Mark Few has posted a 35-3 record versus LMU.

The most recent meeting between the two schools resulted in a 92-63 victory for the Zags on February 4, 2016, in Los Angeles. Kyle Wiltjer led the team with 23 points and Domantas Sabonis recorded his 13th double-double in the win.

Gonzaga has won 26 straight meetings with the Lions in Spokane. Last season’s matchup was an 85-62 Zags’ victory on December 23, 2015. Kyle Wiltjer led GU in points again with 26 scored. Domantas Sabonis had almost half of the Bulldog’s rebounds with 13 total.

The Lions’ won 74-66 in Los Angeles on February 18, 2010, which stands as their last victory in the series.

Overall, the Bulldogs are 25-14 all-time in Los Angeles but have dominated the Lions in Spokane having won 34 of 40 total matchups.

Gonzaga won the first meeting between the two schools 86-72 on December 5, 1973, in Spokane. The Bulldogs lead the series 64-23.

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