Loyola Marymount vs UC Riverside Final: 73-69 - Recap
Loyola Marymount grabbed a 73-69 win over UC Riverside on Monday, behind a 16-point effort from Anthony Ireland at Student Center.
Loyola Marymount did not, however, defeat UC Riverside against the spread, which closed at 4.5 at most sportsbooks.
Gabe Levin had 13 points for Loyola Marymount and Evan Payne chipped in with 12 points. Anthony Ireland had 3 assists for them, while Gabe Levin was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.
UC Riverside got a 22-point performance from Taylor Johns, who was supported by 15 points from Chris Patton. Nick Gruninger had 5 assists in a losing cause for UC Riverside, while Taylor Johns grabbed 16 rebounds.
Loyola Marymount hit the break leading 39-31 before taking care of business in the second half.
Loyola Marymount had a 46-42 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.