Loyola Marymount beats Portland 78-72 to advance (Mar 02, 2018)
LAS VEGAS (AP) James Batemon scored 29 points and made 11 of 12 free throws and eight-seeded Loyola Marymount rallied from 15 points down in the first half to beat ninth-seeded Portland 78-72 in Friday night's opening round of the West Coast Conference Tournament.
It was Scott's sixth double-double of the season.
Batemon's 3 amid a 13-0 run put the Lions up 50-47 and they led 71-62 on his free throw with 2:06 left. Portland closed to 71-67 on D'Marques Tyson's 3, but LMU hit five straight free throws for a nine-point lead with 39 seconds to go. Marcus Shaver Jr.'s layup with 22 seconds left cut it to 77-72, but Zafir Williams made one of two free throws to seal it.