Loyola Marymount advances with 84-76 victory
LAS VEGAS (AP)—Vernon Teel and Drew Viney scored 18 points apiece to lead fifth-seeded Loyola Marymount to an 84-76 win over No. 4 San Francisco in the second round of the West Coast Conference tournament on Saturday night.
The Lions (18-14) will play top-seeded and No. 18 Gonzaga in the semifinal round Sunday night. It will be the Lions’ third game in three days after defeating Pepperdine 87-84 in the first round Friday night in Las Vegas.
Teel had seven rebounds and five assists, while Viney had eight rebounds. Ashley Hamilton added 14 points Loyola Marymount, which shot 49 percent (29 of 59) from the field and 80 percent (20 of 25) from the free-throw line.
Kwame Vaughn led San Francisco (12-18) with 20 points, highlighted by an 11-of-13 showing from the free-throw line. Dior Lowhorn added 18 points and nine rebounds.