ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)—Anthony Ireland scored 23 points and Ashley Hamilton scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help Loyola Marymount defeat Texas State 78-63 in Friday’s second round of the 2012 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.
LMU (3-2) will play Alaska-Anchorage in the winner’s bracket on Saturday, and Texas State (2-3) will meet UC Riverside in the loser’s bracket.
Anthony reached the 1,000-point level for his career. He also had seven rebounds and four assists.
Ayodeji Egbeyemi was the third LMU player in double digits with 18 points and six rebounds.
The Lions led 35-33 after a Texas State free throw just two minutes into the second half. The Lions then went on an 8-1 run to go up 43-34 on an Ireland jumper.
Vonn Jones scored 14 points to lead Texas State.