Los Angeles • Jasmine Jones scored 21 points, including a 3-point play with 9.6 seconds to play, and Loyola Marymount survived a fourth-quarter collapse to beat No. 25 BYU 61-58, handing the Cougars’ their first West Coast Conference loss of the season and ending their 11-game winning streak on Thursday night.
The Lions (12-10, 5-5) led by 14 with four minutes to go before BYU went on a 17-0 run to lead 57-54, shooting 6 of 8 while LMU committed four turnovers.
Chelsey Gipson ended LMU’s drought with two free throws and BYU’s Paisley Johnson countered with one with 17 seconds left. Josie Buckingham made a steal in BYU’s end and got the ball to Jones, who scored on a layup and completed the 3-point play for a 59-58 lead. BYU’s Shaylee Gonzales drove the floor but Buckingham blocked her layup and Andee Velasco finished the scoring with two free throws with 0.7 left.
Johnson scored 16 points and Jasmine Moody 13 for BYU (17-4, 9-1), which was ranked in The AP Top 25 this week for the first time since the 2011-12 season. Gonzales, a freshman who had scored in double figures in every game this season and was averaging 17.3, finished with just five points on 2-of-11 shooting. BYU was 2 of 15 from the arc.
Portland State 76, Weber State 75 • In Ogden, Deante Strickland nailed a deep 3-pointer to give Portland State the lead with 24 seconds left and the Vikings held on to beat the Wildcats.
Derek Brown added a pair of free throws with four seconds left to make it a four-point lead for Portland State (9-11, 4-5 Big Sky).
Weber State (13-8, 7-3) had the lead for 37 minutes and led by as many as 12 points in the second half. Portland State had two 8-0 runs in the final nine minutes.
Jerrick Harding had 28 points and Zach Braxton scored 15 for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats entered the game with a shot to tie Northern Colorado (8-2) for first place in the conference standings.