West Coast Conference Tournament Recaps
(Thursday, March 7th)
Final Score: Loyola-Marymount 61, San Francisco 60 (OT)
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Anthony Ireland scored 16 points as the ninth-seeded Loyola-Marymount Lions upset the fifth-seeded San Francisco Dons, 61-60, in an overtime matchup during the second round of the West Coast Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena.
Godwin Okonji (14 points, 10 rebounds) and Ashley Hamilton (14 points, 11 rebounds) each had double-doubles for LMU (10-22) while Taylor Walker added 13 points. The Lions will move on to face No. 4 seed Santa Clara in the quarterfinals.
Cole Dickerson posted a 23-point, 18-rebound double-double and Mark Tollefsen added 12 points for San Francisco (14-16).
At halftime, LMU held a slim 29-26 lead after shooting 46.4 percent from the field while San Francisco was just off that pace at 42.3 percent.
With the Dons trailing by five points with just 38 seconds remaining, Dickerson took over nailing a 3-pointer and tipping in a missed layup from Tim Derksen to force overtime.
In the extra session the Dons didn't notch a field goal until Dickerson hit a 3-pointer with just a second remaining that proved irrelevant. The Lions made 3-of-4 from the free-throw line during the period to secure the win.
Final Score: San Diego 62, Pepperdine 59
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Johnny Dee scored 16 points to lead the sixth-seeded San Diego Toreros into the West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals with a 62-59 victory over the seventh-seeded Pepperdine Waves at Orleans Arena.
Chris Anderson added 10 points and Chris Manresa had 11 points and was a point shy of a double-double for San Diego (15-17) which takes on No. 3 seed BYU in the next round.
Stacy Davis had a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds and Lorne Jackson tallied 10 points for Pepperdine (12-18).
At the half San Diego held a 32-29 lead despite shooting 40 percent from the field as the team hit 4-of-12 shots from beyond the arc.The Waves shot 47.8 percent from the floor but had just a pair of triples.
In the second half the Toreros shot a superior 42.9 percent from the floor as compared to the 40 percent effort from the Waves. Pepperdine pulled within three points three times in the final minute but was never able to get any closer.
San Diego had a 33-30 edge in rebounds and forced 18 turnovers from the Waves.
03/08 02:09:03 ET