Anthony Ireland scored 21 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had three assists, leading the Loyola Marymount Lions to a 68-58 road win over the Pepperdine Waves at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. The win for LMU snapped a 13-game road losing streak for the Lions at Pepperdine, and moved Loyola Marymount to 3-1 in West Coast Conference play.
The loss was the fourth straight defeat for Pepperdine (7-8, 1-3), who shot 37.7% from the field. Jordan Baker scored 14 points and had nine rebounds in defeat for the Waves, while Taylor Darby also scored 14 and Joshua Lowery scored 13 points for Pepperdine.
Drew Viney had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Loyola Marymount, who has won four of their last five games. LMU shot 42.9% from the field during the game, and narrowly outrebounded Pepperdine 41-40. Loyola Marymount returns home on Saturday to host Gonzaga.
Pepperdine travels north on Saturday afternoon, battling San Francisco on the road. The Waves beat the Dons on December 29 for their only WCC win this season.