Lamond Murray Jr. scored 16 points and Stacy Davis had 13, including four free throws in the final 24 seconds, to lead Pepperdine to a 69-63 win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday night in Moraga, California, handing the Gaels their first home loss of the season.
The game was tied at 30 at halftime and the biggest lead for the Waves was the final score.
Jock Landale’s tipin with 27.7 seconds left pulled Saint Mary’s with 65-63 but Davis answered with two free throws and then made two more after rebounding Landale’s miss with 14 seconds left.
Amadi Udenyi added 14 points for the Waves, who beat the Gaels 67-63 in their first meeting. Pepperdine shot 58 percent (15 of 26).
Evan Fitzner had 15 points for Saint Mary’s, which fell 1 1/2 games behind Gonzaga.
The Gaels, who are 15-1 at home, were 4 of 19 behind the arc and 5 of 14 from the foul line.
BYU 114, San Francisco 89: Nick Emery sank 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points to propel the Cougars to a win over the Dons in San Francisco.
Emery finished 12 of 15 from the field, hitting 10 for 12 from behind the arc, to set a school record for most points scored by a freshman in a single game and tie the program record for single-game treys.
Chase Fischer added 22 points for BYU, while Kyle Collinsworth had 17, Kyle Davis 12 and Jordan Chatman 11. Corbin Kaufusi had 10 points to go with 10 rebounds for the Cougars, who shot 58 percent from the field (38 of 66) and 17 for 27 from 3-point range.
San Francisco led 5-2 in the first half before BYU broke away with 16-0 run sparked by Emery’s first 3.
Devin Watson’s 29 points led four Dons in double figures.
Santa Clara 74, San Diego 71: Jared Brownridge had 19 points with seven in the last 2:25 and the Broncos survived a late shooting slump to beat the Toreros in Santa Clara, California.
The Broncos made 1 of 8 field-goal attempts before Brownridge scored on a fading runner to make it 68-63 with 55 seconds left. San Diego trailed by at least four until Duda Sanadze’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left.
Henrik Jadersten had 10 of his 12 points in the first half when the Broncos built a 36-32 lead. Brendyn Taylor added 10 points.
The Toreros briefly took the lead in the early part of the second half before Santa Clara made 9 of 10 shots over a stretch that ended at 59-52 on Taylor’s 3-pointer with 9:29 left.
Sanadze had 18 points for San Diego. Olin Carter III added 14 and Vasa Pusica 11.
Loyola Marymount 77, Pacific 72: Joshua Spiers scored 17 points and the Lions made an impressive run late to overtake the Tigers in Stockton, California.
Loyola Marymount trailed 71-63 with 4:10 to go. The Lions then ran off 14 straight points, as Pacific missed five consecutive shots and turned it over four times in the stretch.
Spiers made 5 of 7 from the field with three 3-pointers. Marin Mornar scored 13 points with seven boards, Steven Haney had 12 points – all on 3-pointers – and Adom Jocko added 11. The Lions hit 12 of 19 from beyond the arc.
Pacific was led by Eric Thompson with 19 points and eight boards. Alec Kobre scored 12 points and T.J. Wallace added 11. The Tigers have lost four of five. Pacific shot 49 percent and outrebounded LMU 35-29.
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