LAS VEGAS -- Brandon Brown made all 10 of his free-throw attempts and scored 20 points as Loyola Marymount fended off a late Sand Diego rally to beat the Toreros 64-61 in the first-round game of the West Coast Conference tournament.
Loyola Marymount (14-16) advanced to play top seeded St. Mary's Saturday night in a quarterfinals game. The Lions were without leading scorer Adom Jacko, who has missed the last five games with a back injury.
Brown and David Humphries each made a pair free throws in the final 21 seconds to blunt the Toreros comeback.
Carter and Sandaze each finished with 20 points.
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