The Lions were upset in the Great Alaska Shootout on a blistering shooting performance by the host team.
In the consolation bracket of the Great Alaska Shootout, the Loyola Marymount Lions lost to the host Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves, 83-77, on Saturday night in Anchorage.
Star guard Anthony Ireland tried to carry the Lions to the win, scoring 26 points on 9-21 shooting, but it wasn't enough to take down the Division II Seawolves. Loyola Marymount played Alaska-Anchorage to a 48-48 tie in the second half, but couldn't overcome the six-point halftime deficit.
While the Lions shot a modest 40% from the field, they allowed Alaska-Anchorage a blistering 57%, including a 15-27 performance from the three-point line. The Seawolves, who assisted on 24 of their 28 made field goals, were led in scoring by Teancum Stafford, who put in 19 points in the upset win.