Loyola Marymount 78, Texas St. 63

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.