Sophomore forward Ivan Alipiev (35) shoots the ball during the exhibition opener. He scored a team high 25 points in the win. 

3. A full team effort: The dominant 105-62 win on Tuesday night over Westcliff took more than just one man; five different LMU players scored in double digits, led by sophomore forward Ivan Alipiev with a career-high 25 points. Other key contributors were junior guard/forward Eli Scott and freshman forward Keli Leaupepe with 15 points each, freshman forward Jonathan Dos Anjos with 12 and junior forward Jordan Bell with 10.

2. Lions successful from three: One of the most jarring statistics from the night was the Lions’ 66.7% three-point field goal percentage. According to LMU Men’s Basketball’s twitter, LMU is currently ranked number one in the nation in three-point shooting percentage. While there has only been one game so far, it is a sign of good things to come for the young team.

1. Power in the paint: Along with the impressive shooting from outside the three-point line, the Lions were aggressive and made plays inside the paint. LMU outscored Westcliff by a staggering 50-18 in the lane. This combination of accuracy and hustle gave the Lions the clear advantage throughout the game.

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