McClendon’s free throws sends LMU past San Francisco
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eli Scott scored 18 points and Jeffery McClendon made three free throws with 0.7 seconds left and Loyola Marymount upended San Francisco 67-65 to snap a six-game skid Thursday night.
The Dons failed to get off a final shot.
Souley Boum gave the Dons a 65-64 lead on a layup with three seconds left and then fouled McClendon beyond the 3-point line to send him to the line for his first free throw attempts of the night.
McClendon — who finished with eight points — put Loyola Marymount (6-10, 1-4 West Coast Conference) ahead 64-58 with 69 seconds to go before Nate Renfro countered with a jumper, Jordan Ratinho made a 3 and Boum’s layup.
Steven Haney scored 17 points, Mattias Markusson was 6-of-7 shooting for 12 points and Justin Batemon had seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Boum and Frankie Ferrari led San Francisco (10-8, 2-3) with 12 points each and Ratinho scored 11.