Scores

Final

Loyola Mary 60

(11-22, 1-15 WCC)

Santa Clara 58

(21-11, 9-7 WCC)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

9:30 PM ET, March 8, 2013

Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

1 2 T
LMU 34 2660
SCU 34 2458

Top Performers

Loyola Marymount: A. Ireland 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 7 Stl

Santa Clara: K. Foster 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Loyola Marymount 60, Santa Clara 58

Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Loyola Marymount continued its surprising run through the West Coast Conference tournament as Anthony Ireland hit the go-ahead basket with 5.2 seconds remaining Friday night in a 60-58 victory over Santa Clara.

The Lions (11-22) came into the nine-team tournament as the lowest seed after finishing conference play 1-15 and dropping their final 14 games. But they have already tripled that victory total by beating eighth-seeded Portland 65-54 in the opening round, fifth-seeded San Francisco 61-60 in overtime of the second round and fourth-seeded Santa Clara on Friday. Next up is top-seeded Gonzaga in the semifinals on Saturday.

Ireland, who had 23 points, scored on a layup to put Loyola Marymount ahead 59-58. After Brandon Clark missed the front end of a one-and-one free-throw opportunity for the Broncos, Ireland then hit 1 of 2 free throws with 2 seconds left, and Kevin Foster's half-court shot at the buzzer was off the mark.

Foster led Santa Clara (21-11) with 23 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LMU
SCU
Points 60 58
FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 19-48 (.396)
3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 14-16 (.875)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 10

2012-13 Season

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