LOS ANGELES -- Avry Holmes scored 25 points with four rebounds as San Francisco beat Loyola Marymount 65-61 on Saturday night.
The Dons close out the regular season with five straight wins and are tied with Brigham Young for second in the WCC.
San Francisco led 35-27 at the break. In the second, Loyola Marymount closed to within three, 48-45, on an Evan Payne 3-pointer with 9:16 to play. In the final 13 seconds, C.J. Blackwell hit a 3-pointer to again bring the Lions to within three, 64-61. On the next possession, the Dons Gavin Hoffmann turned the ball over, giving Blackwell another 3-point shot to tie it up. He missed, ending Loyola Marymount's hopes for a win.
Blackwell, Payne and Anthony Ireland had 13 points apiece for the Lions (12-18, 4-14).
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