Feagin’s 22 leads Santa Clara past Loyola Marymount, 65-49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — KJ Feagin scored 22 points as Santa Clara grabbed an early lead and pulled away steadily to post a 65-49 win at Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference contest Thursday night.
Santa Clara now has won six of the last eight meetings with the Lions.
Henry Caruso hit two free throws five minutes into the game to put Santa Clara in front, 7-6, and the Broncos never trailed again. Matt Hauser scored on a layup with 16:12 left in the game to push the lead into double digits. The Lions cut the lead to single digits briefly down the stretch, but Santa Clara pulled away.
Santa Clara (5-10, 2-1) won its conference opener against Pepperdine, but lost at No. 20 Gonzaga.
Caruso and Josep Vrankic each scored 13 points for the Broncos.
Steven Haney scored 17 points and Eli Scott added 14 for LMU (5-9, 0-3).