South Florida 54, Loyola Marymnt 50

HONOLULU (AP) -- James Holmes scored 24 points Friday to lead
South Florida to a 54-50 victory over Loyola Marymount for seventh
place in the Rainbow Classic.

Melvin Buckley had 10 points and Solomon Jones added nine points
and 13 rebounds for the Bulls (6-5).

Holmes' 3-pointer from the left wing gave South Florida a 52-50
lead with 30 seconds remaining. Loyola Marymount turned the ball
over then missed a 3-pointer with less than 5 seconds to go, and
South Florida's Chris Capko made two free throws to seal the

Chris Ayer led Loyola Marymount (3-9) with 12 points and Matthew
Knight added nine.

South Florida led 34-19 at halftime and by as much as 16 early
in the second half. Loyola Marymount then outscored the Bulls 23-7
over the next 10 minutes, tying the game at 42 on John Montgomery's
3-pointer with 9:48 remaining.

Ayer's hook shot with 1:47 left gave Loyola Marymount a 50-49
lead, the Lions' first lead since they went up 2-0 to open the