Loyola Marymount beats Portland State 78-62
LOS ANGELES (AP) Brandon Brown had 20 points and six assists Friday night and Loyola Marymount used a big second half to beat Portland State 78-62.
The Lions (2-2) had a 33-32 deficit at halftime and never trailed after Steven Haney's 3-pointer 12 seconds into second half. Portland State (1-3) tied it on the next basket, but Loyola Marymount went on a 21-9 run capped at 56-44 with 10:08 left.
The Lions held a double-digit lead the rest of the way and had their largest lead at the final score.
Erik Johansson added 15 points on five 3s and Haney scored 12 for Loyola Marymount.
Braxton Tucker led Portland State with 15 points and Zach Gengler added 12. The Vikings opened the game with a 16-6 run and stayed in front until the Lions scored eight points over a 1:15 stretch late in the period to close the gap.