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.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.