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If you were a basketball fan at Loyola Marymount University during the 1989-90 season, you were on top of the world.

Your LMU Lions were the talk of college basketball thanks to head coach Paul Westhead's Run and Gun offense, which was putting up 122.4 points a game.

In stars Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble, best friends and high school teammates from Philadelphia, the Lions had two surefire NBA lottery picks that would fill up the stat sheet.

Gathers, a 6' 7'', 220 lbs. forward, averaged an astonishing 33 points and 14 rebounds the previous year.

While Kimble, a 6' 5", 190 lbs. guard would lead the nation with 35 points during the 1989-90 campaign.

As a student, you got a front row seat to the "Hank and Bo Show."

Throughout the '89-'90 season, the Lions took on the nation's best and didn't disappoint.

In December, Kimble had 53 points in a 117-113 win over Oregon State and their star guard Gary Payton.

Gathers had 48 points and 13 rebounds in a nationally-televised overtime loss against Shaquille O'Neal and LSU. The Lions even stayed competitive with UNLV and Oklahoma for the most part before running out of gas.

Even wit...

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