Loyola Marymount 87, Pepperdine 84

Vernon Teel scored a game-high 27 points and Ashley Hamilton

added 23 to lead Loyola Marymount past Pepperdine 87-84 in the

first round of the West Coast Conference tournament Friday


Tell, who had six rebounds, went of 9 of 13 from the field.

Hamilton was 13 of 15 from the free throw line for the fifth-seeded

Lions (17-14), and Jarred Dubois and Drew Viney added 12 points


The Lions will face No. 4 San Francisco (12-17) in the

quarterfinals Saturday.

Keion Bell led eighth-seeded Pepperdine (7-24) with 25 points.

Taylor Darby added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Waves, who

ended the season on a 12-game losing streak.

After trailing 62-51 with 10 minutes left, the Waves cut the

lead to 86-84 with 23 seconds remaining. But after Viney one free

throw, the Waves could not get a potential tying 3-pointer off

before the buzzer.