LOS ANGELES (AP) Will Johnston scored 26 points as Loyola Marymount beat San Diego 96-62 on Thursday.

Johnston had five assists for the Lions (12-17, 5-10 West Coast Conference). Dominick Harris shot 6 for 9 (4 for 5 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free throw line to add 20 points. Alex Merkviladze shot 5 for 8 (4 for 4 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line to finish with 17 points, while adding 10 rebounds and five assists.

Jimmy Oladokun Jr. led the Toreros (16-14, 6-9) in scoring, finishing with 20 points. San Diego also got 14 points from Kevin Patton Jr.. In addition, Deuce Turner finished with 14 points.

Loyola Marymount took the lead with 1:53 left in the first half and did not relinquish it. Harris led his team in scoring with 13 points in the first half to help put them up 36-32 at the break. Loyola Marymount extended its lead to 59-37 during the second half, fueled by a 20-2 scoring run. Johnston scored a team-high 20 points in the second half as their team closed out the win.

These two teams both play Saturday. Loyola Marymount visits Portland and San Diego hosts Pacific.


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