LOS ANGELES (AP) Eli Scott scored 17 points and had a key offensive rebound in the final minute and Loyola Marymount held on to defeat Pepperdine 74-70 on Saturday.
Pepperdine trailed by two twice in the final minute but did not have a possession with a chance to tie or take the lead. LMU led 70-68 before the Lions' Dameane Douglas made a layup for a four-point lead with 18 seconds remaining. His bucket was set up by an offensive rebound from Scott that followed a missed jumper by James Batemon.
After Kameron Edwards drew Pepperdine within two again, Joe Quintana made two free throws for LMU and he followed it up by blocking Colbey Ross' 3-point try with four seconds remaining.