San Diego St. 74, Loyola Marymount 63

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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Brandon Heath scored 25 points to become the Mountain West Conference career scoring leader in San Diego State’s 74-63 win over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night.

Heath surpassed the conference scoring mark of 1,782 points, set by New Mexico’s Ruben Douglas, with a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the 11:47 mark of the second half.

The basket gave the Aztecs a 57-39 lead.

Mohamed Abukar scored 17 points for San Diego State (10-2) and Kyle Spain added 13.

The Aztecs increased their 35-25 halftime lead with an 8-2 run to start the second half on a pair of 3-point shots by Heath and Jerome Habel’s lay-up off an alley-oop pass to go ahead 43-27. San Diego State continued to pull away and took its biggest lead at 63-42 on Abukar’s jumper with 8:26 left.

The Lions slowly cut into the lead, getting to 66-60 on Brandon Worthy’s 3-pointer with 2:29 remaining. But Loyola Marymount scored just one basket the rest of the way.

Worthy led Loyola Marymount (7-5) with 22 points and Matthew Knight had 16.

Heath extended his school record by scoring in double figures for the 37th consecutive game.

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 Top Performers
 Loyola Marymount
B. Worthy B. Worthy
8-16,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
 San Diego St.
B. Heath B. Heath
8-14,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists

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