LOS ANGELES (AP) Michael Ajayi scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Pepperdine beat Loyola Marymount 72-63 on Saturday night.

Houston Mallette scored 13 points for the Waves (10-16, 3-8 West Coast Conference), who put an end to a six-game losing streak. Jevon Porter pitched in with 11 points and six rebounds.

The Lions (10-14, 3-7) were led by Alex Merkviladze with 17 points and nine rebounds. Justice Hill added 13 points and five assists. Will Johnston scored 12.

Pepperdine took the lead with 1:03 left before intermission and led the whole second half.


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