Despite trailing by as many as 13 points, Loyola Marymount rallied in the second half against Mississippi but still came up just short in a 73-70 loss.
The Lions fell behind by double digits during the first half and trailed, 44-33, at halftime. They were down, 57-47, with 12 minutes to play, but a 13-4 run brought them within a point at 61-60. LMU trailed, 69-68, with three minutes to play but Ole Miss scored the next four points to escape with the win. Anthony Ireland had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation but missed a three-point shot.
Ireland led the Lions with 17 points but made just 6 of 20 field goal attempts. Ayodeji Egbeyemi scored 14 points while Ashley Hamilton finished with 13 points to help pace LMU. Mississippi's Marshall Henderson led all scorers with 18 points.
The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for LMU while dropping the Lions to 5-5 on the season. LMU is now 2-2 at home this season.