The Loyola Marymount Lions fell behind by 19 points in the first half, but stormed back in the second half to defeat the San Francisco Dons 90-88 on Saturday night at Gersten Pavilion. The win was the third in a row for Loyola Marymount (15-9, 8-3), who will finish the weekend no worse than a tie for third place in the West Coast Conference.
The Dons lead 85-77 with 2:49 remaining in the game, but three-pointers by Anthony Ireland and Drew Viney sliced into the lead, and Jarred DuBois hit two free throws with 1:28 remaining to give the Lions their first lead of the second half. Loyola Marymount ended the game on a 13-3 run for the win, the highest scoring game for the Lions against a Division I opponent this season.
Viney led the Lions with 20 points and nine rebounds, and was one of four Loyola Marymount players to score in double figures on the night. DuBois had 17 points, five rebounds, and four assists, and hit a trio of three-pointers. Anthony Ireland scored 15 points for the Lions, who shot 48.3% on the night, including 11 of 20 from three-point range.
Rashad Green led San Francisco (15-10, 5-6) with 24 points and seven rebounds in defeat. Angelo Caloiaro chipped in with 17 points and six rebounds for the Dons, who shot 47.5% on the night.
The Lions hit the road next weekend, beginning with a Thursday night trip to face the Portland Pilots. The Lions are 5-0 on the road in West Coast Conference play this season.