McClendon’s free throws sends LMU past San Francisco
LOS ANGELES (AP) Eli Scott scored 18 points and Jeffery McClendon made three free throws with 0.7 seconds left and Loyola Marymount upended San Francisco 67-65 to snap a six-game skid Thursday night.
The Dons failed to get off a final shot.
Souley Boum gave the Dons a 65-64 lead on a layup with three seconds left and then fouled McClendon beyond the 3-point line to send him to the line for his first free throw attempts of the night.
McClendon – who finished with eight points – put Loyola Marymount (6-10, 1-4 West Coast Conference) ahead 64-58 with 69 seconds to go before Nate Renfro countered with a jumper, Jordan Ratinho made a 3 and Boum’s layup.
Steven Haney scored 17 points, Mattias Markusson was 6-of-7 shooting for 12 points and Justin Batemon had seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Boum and Frankie Ferrari led San Francisco (10-8, 2-3) with 12 points each and Ratinho scored 11.