LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zafir Williams hit two free throws with a second left in the game to allow Loyola Marymount to avoid its first loss of the season and beat Central Connecticut, 76-74 on Wednesday night.
LMU is now 6-0 for the first time in program history.
Central Connecticut (3-3) surrendered the lead briefly at the start of the second half, but regained it and kept it until the Lions tied the game with 4:10 left on two free throws by Matthias Markusson, but Jamir Coleman answered with a layup for the Blue Devils and Joe Hugley added a jumper to re-establish the lead. James Batemon tied it with 35 seconds left on a layup.
Batemon hit 10 of 15 from the field, including 2 of 6 from distance, and put up 26 points while adding six assists and three steals. Markusson added 15 points.