Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Loyola Marymount evened its record with a home win over Portland State on Saturday night.
Ashley Hamilton led the Lions with 19 points and 9 rebounds, shooting 7-7 from the free throw line on a night that Loyola Marymount shot 16-18 from the line. Anthony Ireland added 12 points in the victory that evened the Lions' record at 4-4 in non-conference play.
After Portland State took a 43-42 lead on a Lamont Prosser layup with 12:52 remaining, the Vikings went scoreless for more than six minutes. By the time their next basket came, Loyola Marymount held a 5-point lead. Another 7-0 run for the Lions over the next minute and a half put the game out of reach.