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BYU beats Loyola Marymount, 85-74, in WCC tournament

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Kyle Collinsworth had career highs of 23 points and 16 rebounds, helping No. 2-seeded Brigham Young knock off 10th-seeded Loyola Marymount, 85-74, in the West Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at Las Vegas.

Despite going 0-for-12 from the three-point arc, BYU (22-10) shot 46.2% from the floor. Tyler Haws finished with 22 points and Anson Winder had 16, along with six of the Cougars' 12 steals.

LMU (13-19) was limited to 23-of-62 shooting (37.1%) and committed 16 turnovers. Anthony Ireland scored 19 points and Gabe Levin added 18 with 10 rebounds.

Brigham Young jumped to a 16-point lead near the midway mark in the first half, as Collinsworth had three layups and a jumper during a 14-0 run. The Lions cut the deficit to seven at halftime, but trailed by double digits for most of the second half. The Cougars advance to the semifinals, where they will face third-seeded San Francisco on Monday.

San Francisco 69, San Diego 60: Avry Holmes scored 19 points as the third-seeded Dons held on to beat the sixth-seeded Toreros.

Holmes hit three three-point shots and made eight of nine free throws. Tim Derksen added 15 points and Cole Dickerson had 14 for the Dons.

San Francisco (21-10) pulled away in the first half to go up by 10 at the break. The Toreros rallied to within one with 8:30 remaining, but San Francisco responded with seven straight points to take the lead again by nine.

Dennis Kramer led San Diego (16-16) with 19 points.

Saint Mary's 80, Pepperdine 69

Brad Waldow scored 21 points and hauled in eight rebounds to lead Saint Mary's to victory.

Tied at 22 late in the first half, Saint Mary's (22-10) took control with a 19-4 run capped by a Stephen Holt 3-pointer that made it 41-26 with 1:37 left before the break, and the Gaels never trailed again.

Beau Levesque and Holt contributed 15 points apiece for the Gaels, who shot 50 percent from the field and will face top-seeded Gonzaga in the semifinals Monday. Waldow was 6 of 7 from the field and sank nine of his 12 free throws.

Pepperdine (15-16) outscored the Gaels 41-39 in the second half but couldn't erase the 13-point halftime deficit. Amadi Udenyi led the Waves with 13 points, Stacy Davis had 12 and Malcolm Brooks 10.

Gonzaga 77, Santa Clara 75

David Stockton sank the game-winning layup with 2 seconds left Saturday night to lift top-seeded Gonzaga past No. 9 seed Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Trailing much of the game, Gonzaga (26-6) retook the lead late in the second half on a Sam Dower layup that made it 68-67 with 2:52 to go. Santa Clara (14-19) tied the score again at 75 on a Jared Brownridge jumper with 10 seconds left, setting up Stockton's coast-to-coast drive for the game-winner.

Dower finished the night with 23 points, and tied a WCC championship record by hitting 15 of 15 from the free throw line. Przemek Karnowski contributed 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Gary Bell Jr. had 13 points for the Bulldogs, who shot 53 percent from the field. Gonzaga will play the winner of tonight's Saint Mary's-Pepperdine game in the semifinals on Monday.

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