Loyola Marymount 68, Santa Clara 65
LOS ANGELES (AP)
The Lions (19-11, 11-5 West Coast) will carry the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament and a bye into the quarterfinals on Friday. They'll face the winner of Thursday's first-round game between No. 6 San Diego and No. 7 Pepperdine.
Santa Clara (8-21, 0-16), seeded ninth, will face No. 8 Portland in a play-in game on Wednesday.
Drew Viney added 14 points and nine rebounds for Loyola Marymount, and Jarred DuBois had 13 points off the bench. The Lions made 31 of 35 free throws, helping offset 33 percent shooting from the floor.