LOS ANGELES -- Stephen Holt scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting to help Saint Mary's send Loyola Marymount to its 10th consecutive loss, 61-50 on Saturday night.
Jorden Page added 12 points, including two 3-pointers, for the Gaels (22-5, 11-2), who swept their season series with Loyola Marymount and stayed 1 1/2 games behind No. 5 Gonzaga for first place in the West Coast Conference. Gonzaga won 71-61 at San Francisco.
Loyola Marymount took a 7-4 lead 4 minutes into the game, but Saint Mary's then reeled off 14 unanswered points and wasn't seriously threatened again. The Gaels led 33-21 at halftime and by as many as 21 in the second half before a late Lions rally.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.