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WCC Men's Basketball Recaps

Jan. 20, 2007

Pepperdine - 57
Loyola Marymount - 55


LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Marvin Lea scored 14 points and Gregg Barlow scored 13 as Pepperdine snapped a six-game losing streak with a 57-55 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday night.

Pepperdine (5-16, 1-4 West Coast Conference) has beaten its rival Loyola Marymount in 17 of the teams' last 19 meetings.

Loyola Marymount (8-13, 0-5) had overcome a 14-point second-half deficit, only to have the Waves take a 57-50 lead on a Chase Griffin three-point play with 1:42 remaining.

Damian Martin stole the ball and made a layup with 1:11 to go, and an Adoyah Miller 3-pointer cut the Pepperdine lead to two, 57-55.

Martin's 10-footer in the closing seconds went long, and Pepperdine's Jarrad Henry grabbed the rebounds as time expired.

Loyola Marymount has lost eight straight.

Griffin scored seven of his 10 points in the first half, and Willie Galick scored all 10 of his points in the second half for Pepperdine.

Miller led Loyola Marymount with 14 points, and Matthew Knight had 12 points and 10 rebounds.


Saint Mary's - 71
San Francisco - 64 (OT)


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Omar Samhan scored five of his team-high 19 points in overtime as Saint Mary's logged its second straight victory over a West Coast Conference rival, defeating San Francisco 71-64 Saturday.

The Gaels (11-9, 3-1) won their third straight conference game and recorded their first road victory of the season. On Monday, they defeated Gonzaga.

San Francisco (7-12, 3-1) saw its three-game win streak snapped in its third overtime game in four conference games.

Saint Mary's, which did not get its first lead until a Diamon Simpson three-point play early in the second half, never trailed in overtime after regulation ended 58-58.

Simpson scored the first basket of the overtime session before fouling out. He finished with 15 points.

Antonio Surratt, fouled by Simpson, hit the first of two free throws and missed the second. Brett Collins grabbed a loose ball in the ensuing scramble and made a length-of-the-court pass to Samhan for a lay-up.

After Allan Wiggins, who had a career-high 25, scored, Samhan converted a three-point play to put Saint Mary's ahead 65-61.

USF had two straight turnovers, including a shot clock violation before Ian O'Leary iced the game for Saint Mary's by banking in a basket with 59 seconds to play.

Samhan, a freshman who originally signed with San Francisco, matched his career best with 10 rebounds for the second double-double of his career. O'Leary had 11 and Todd Golden 10 for Saint Mary's.


Santa Clara - 61
San Diego - 47


SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Sean Denison scored 16 points and John Bryant had 15 rebounds as Santa Clara beat San Diego 61-47 on Saturday.

It was the Toreros' first home loss after seven straight wins.

Denison, who was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor, keyed a 16-3 run at the start of the second half as Santa Clara erased an eight-point deficit to take a 39-34 lead.

Bryant also scored six of his eight points and picked off eight of his 15 rebounds in the second half.

Mitch Henke had eight points and Joey Kaempf and Brody Angley added six each for the Broncos.

Gyno Pomare scored a team-high 17 points with 12 rebounds for San Diego. Brandon Johnson had 13 points and Ross DeRogatis had 10 points.

The Broncos improved to 13-6 overall, 3-1 in the West Coast Conference.

San Diego is 12-7 overall and 2-2 in conference play.