LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Batemon scored 11 points and Jeffery McClendon and Donald Gipson each added 10 as Loyola-Marymount opened its season with a 75-43 victory over Westcliff on Tuesday night.
The Lions shot only 35 percent but still led 34-15 at the break before heating up to 54 percent in the second 20 minutes. They dominated scoring in the paint 40-10 and had big edges in second-chance points with 17 and points off turnovers 24-9.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant scored 20 of his 29 points in the first half and BYU defeated Loyola Marymount 82-67 on Thursday night.
With Bryant making 7 of 9 shots, including 4 of his 5 3-pointers, the Cougars (16-4, 5-2 West Coast Conference) shot 67 percent and rolled to a 46-29 lead at halftime. Bryant had five points in an early 20-2 run that pushed the lead to 11 and the margin was in double figures for the last 14½ minutes. BYU opened the game making 11 of 13 shots.