LOS ANGELES — Ashley Hamilton scored 17 points and Drew Viney had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists to lead Loyola Marymount to a 74-66 upset of No. 13 Gonzaga on Thursday night.
The victory was the Lions’ first over a ranked team since the 1990 NCAA tournament, when they defeated Alabama in the West Regional semifinals. That was the team that featured Bo Kimble and the late Hank Gathers.
Reserve Larry Davis, a transfer from Seton Hall, added 12 points for the Lions (14-13, 5-6 West Coast Conference), who have won four of six. Kevin Young added 11 points and Jarred DuBois had 10 points.
Elias Harris had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (21-5, 9-2), who had won 13 of their last 14, while Demetri Goodson and Steven Gray added 11 points apiece.
Gonzaga, which led by as many as 10 points in the first half, was up 41-36 28 seconds into the second half when Loyola Marymount started its rally.
Young scored six points during a 14-4 run that put the Lions ahead 50-45 with 13:22 to play. The Bulldogs missed seven of their first eight shots from the field in the half.
Harris’ 3-pointer narrowed Gonzaga’s deficit to 52-50 but Loyola Marymount used a 14-6 run to go ahead 66-56 with 4:21 remaining.
The Bulldogs drew within 68-64 with 1:20 left, but Davis’s layup on an inbounds pass from Vernon Teel as the shot clock expired extended the Lions’ lead to six points with 43 seconds to play.
Loyola Marymount scored 18 points in the paint and forced Gonzaga to miss 20 of 27 shots in the second half. The Bulldogs scored just 10 points, all on free throws, in a span of 7:15 during that half.