It took four tries, but the Loyola Marymount Lions finally recorded their first West Coast Conference home win of the season Saturday night. Jarred DuBois hit a tie-breaking three-pointer with 18 seconds left, giving LMU a 62-59 triumph over the Portland Pilots at Gersten Pavilion. The Lions moved into a tie for third place in the WCC with the BYU Cougars at 6-3.
DuBois led the Lions with 18 points, making seven of 11 shots from the field. Drew Viney added 14 points and five rebounds for LMU, who shot 41.7% from the field and made just four of 19 three-point shots. Anthony Ireland was held to six points on 3-of-8 shooting.
The two teams were tied 31-31 at halftime, and the game remained close the rest of the way. There were 10 ties and six lead changes in the game, and neither team led by more than seven points.
Kevin Bailey led Portland (5-17, 2-17) with 22 points. Thomas Van Der Mars added 10 points for the Pilots in defeat.
Loyola Marymount remains home for a pair of games next weekend, beginning with a Thursday night battle against the Pepperdine Waves.