LOS ANGELES -- Stacy Davis had 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Pepperdine escaped Loyola Marymount, 72-69 Thursday night to complete a season sweep.
Davis helped Pepperdine build a 12-point lead with under 7 minutes left, hitting 10 of his first 12 shots and all 3 3-point attempts and finished shooting 10 for 15 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. It was Davis' sixth double-double of the season, and Pepperdine (15-13, 8-8 West Coast) now is 6-0 when he does.
Loyola Marymount (11-17, 3-13) rallied, cutting its deficit to just two points, 66-64 on a 3-pointer by Gabe Levins with 1:44 left, and again at 69-67 with 1:05 left.
Malcolm Brooks had five points in the final 1:25 for Pepperdine and finished with 15 points.
With a trio a top recruits from Philadelphia, the Penn State basketball program is primed to finally turn a corner.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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.