Anthony Ireland scored 24 points for Loyola Marymount (11-12, 3-8 West Coast Conference) to go over 2,000 career points. He's fifth on the Lions' career scoring list with 2,009 points, one back of Bo Kimble (1987-90).
The Waves (13-10, 6-5), who snapped a two-game losing streak, led by two with 3:21 left before scoring the game's final nine points. There were 10 lead changes in the second half.
Gave Levin, hitting all 10 of his free-throw attempts, added 16 points and Evan Payne 13 for the Lions, who have lost eight of their last nine.
Pepperdine has beaten LMU in Malibu 15 of the last 16 years.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.