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WCC: Loyola Marymount advances to quarterfinals

WCC: Loyola Marymount advances to quarterfinals

Brandon Brown made all 10 of his free-throw attempts and scored 20 points as Loyola Marymount fended off a late San Diego rally to defeat the Toreros, 64-61, in the first-round game of the West Coast Conference tournament at Las Vegas.

Loyola Marymount (14-16) advanced to play top-seeded St. Mary's on Saturday night in the quarterfinals. The Lions were without leading scorer Adom Jacko, who has missed the last five games because of a back injury.

LMU had a 42-30 lead with 12:37 to play on Marin Mornar's jumper. San Diego (9-21) got back in it when Jito Kok made a pair of free throws, and Cameron Neubauer and Duda Sanadze each made layups.

Petr Herman's three-point play...