Valparaiso vs Loyola Marymount

Loyola Marymount 61, Valparaiso 53


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anthony Ireland had game highs of 19 points and eight rebounds and Loyola Marymount used a 10-0 second-half run to defeat Valparaiso 61-53 on Friday night.

Ashley Hamilton added 12 points for the Lions (18-10), who won the BracketBusters matchup for their second victory in a row and sixth in their last seven.

Richie Edwards paced the Crusaders (19-10) with 17 points. Ryan Broekhoff added 16, including four 3-pointers.

Valparaiso fell behind 8-0 and never led, but the Crusaders closed within 42-41 with 12:27 left on a 3-pointer by Edwards.

The Lions responded with a 10-0 surge on baskets by Ireland and Godwin Okonji, a three-point play by Hamilton and a 3-pointer by Ireland to forge a 52-41 lead with 6:28 left. The lead never sank below seven after that.

Loyola Marymount, of the West Coast Conference, dominated its Horizon League opponent on the boards 37-23.

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Valparaiso Crusaders
H. Vucic, C150-10-00120
R. Broekhoff, G305-82-231016
E. Buggs, G301-20-01532
B. Boggs, G261-61-26123
W. Bogan, G232-51-21147
R. Edwards286-113-350217
J. Harris283-110-00018
M. Kenney200-40-03100
Totals 18-487-923101453
Loyola Marymount Lions
D. Viney, F334-70-03119
A. Hamilton, F305-92-351412
G. Okonji, F252-32-25056
L. Armstead, F202-30-03006
A. Ireland, G387-124-685019
J. DuBois221-72-25134
C. Blackwell151-50-04002
A. Egbeyemi131-50-02003
A. Osborne30-00-00000
T. Diederichs10-00-01000
Totals 23-5110-133781361
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Green Bay12-424-954
Clev. St.11-519-15126
Wright St.3-1311-20263
Youngstown St.2-1411-21291

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Marys13-521-1068
San Diego8-1015-16157
San Fran.7-1114-18182
Santa Clara7-1114-18203