Loyola Marymount 61, San Francisco 60
LAS VEGAS (AP)
Anthony Ireland scored 16 points, including two big free throws late in overtime, and Loyola Marymount continued its surprising West Coast Conference tournament run with a 61-60 win over San Francisco on Thursday night.
Ireland scored all four LMU points in the extra session before Taylor Walker's free throw gave the Lions (10-22) a 61-57 lead with 9 seconds left. San Francisco's Cole Dickerson made a meaningless 3-pointer in the closing seconds to complete the scoring.
Godwin Okonji had 14 points and 10 rebounds for ninth-seeded Loyola, which entered the tournament on a 14-game losing streak before beating eighth-seeded Portland on Wednesday. Ashley Hamilton chipped in 11 points and 14 rebounds.
Dickerson had 23 points and 18 rebounds for the No. 5 seed Dons (14-16), and his tip-in with 9 seconds left sent the game to overtime.
LMU will face No. 4 seed Santa Clara in the quarterfinals Friday.