Mark Sanford had eight points, a steal and an assist during a decisive second-half run as Washington beat Loyola Marymount 85-60 in non-league men’s basketball Monday night in Seattle.
Washington took a 68-41 lead with 10 minutes left as Sanford sparked a 19-2 run with a layup, two dunks and two free throws.
The Lions managed only a single basket in the 7 minutes. Donald Watts scored 19 points while Deon Luton had 14 and Sanford 13 for the Huskies (6-1).
Kenny Hotopp scored a career-high 18 points and Tim Kennedy added 16 for the Lions (2-7).
Washington led throughout as the Lions lost their sixth in a row.
Kennedy and Hotopp scored four points apiece during a 10-2 run that brought LMU to within 51-39 less than 5 minutes into the second half before Sanford paced Washington’s decisive run.
Watts scored five points as Washington took command during 12-2 run late in the first half.
The Huskies hit seven 3-pointers during the first half - including two each by Watts and Jamie Booker - to take a 45-29 halftime lead.
UCLA 64, Saint Louis 57
Kris Johnson scored a season-high 20 points in his first start of the year to spark the visiting Bruins past the Billikens.
The Bruins (4-3), who dropped out of The Associated Press Top 25 after a 16-point loss to Illinois on Saturday, made all eight of their free throws down the stretch to hold off the Billikens (5-5).
Toby Bailey added 14 points and J.R. Henderson had 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds for UCLA. Jeff Harris led Saint Louis with 17 points, 15 the second half.
Harris’ basket underneath got Saint Louis to within a point at 56-55 with 3:51 remaining, but then Henderson hit four free throws in a row and the Billikens got no loser.
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