LOS ANGELES -- Mickey McConnell scored 21 points and Rob Jones 20 as St. Mary's, Calif., rocked Loyola Marymount 98-75 in a West Coast Conference opener Thursday night.
The Gaels (13-2) won their seventh straight by placing six players in double figures and shooting 61.0 percent (36 of 59), including 55 percent (11 of 20) from 3-point range.Stephen Holt scored 15 for St. Mary's, Mitchell Young 11 and Clint Steindl and Matthew Dellavedova 10 apiece.McConnell, the current West Coast Conference Player of the Week, went 8 of 9 from the floor. Jones had nine rebounds, and Dellavedova had nine assists.Vernon Teel scored 19 points to lead the Lions (7-8). Larry Davis added 18. Ayodeji Egbeyemi scored nine points, all on 3-pointers, as Loyola Marymount shot 58.3 percent (7 of 12) from long distance.The Gaels hit 13 of their first 16 shots, including six 3-pointers.