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No. 3 Gonzaga beats Loyola Marymount, wins 15th straight

February 15, 2019
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Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke (15) passes to teammate Rui Hachimura (21) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Loyola Marymount Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Gonzaga forward Brandon Clarke (15) passes to teammate Rui Hachimura (21) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Loyola Marymount Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 22 points, Brandon Clarke added 17 and No. 3 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 73-60 on Thursday night to extend its winning streak to 15 games.

It was only the second West Coast Conference game that the Bulldogs (24-2, 11-0) have not led by at least 20 at some point.

Zach Norvell Jr. added 13 points, including a pair of 3-pointers during the decisive run, and Gonzaga was 21 of 22 on free throws for the game. Clarke had 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season.

Dameane Douglas led Loyola Marymount (17-9, 5-7) with 13 points and James Batemon added 12.

NO. 9 HOUSTON 71, UCONN 63

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — DeJon Jarreau had 18 points and seven assists to help Houston beat UConn for its ninth straight victory.

Armoni Brooks added 12 points for the Cougars (24-1, 11-1 American Athletic). They opened the second half with a 17-4 run.

Christian Vital had 15 points for UConn (13-12, 4-8).

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