Game Recap

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jock Landale scored 21 points and Jordan Ford added 20 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 11 Saint Mary's to an 83-62 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday night.

The Gaels (24-2, 13-0 West Coast Conference) have won 19 straight games. Their last loss was in November.

Landale added nine rebounds and four steals. Ford made 9 of 11 shots.

Eli Scott had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Loyola Marymount (7-17, 2-11), which has lost seven of its last eight.

Emmett Naar had 12 assists and set the Saint Mary's record for career assists, previously held by Matthew Dellavedova. The senior guard has 769 assists in his career.

In the first half, Saint Mary's built as much as a 16-point lead by making high-efficiency shots inside. The Gaels scored 26 points in the paint before halftime.

The Lions kept the game within reach and trailed 40-31 at the break. The Gaels were too much in the second half and played much of it without Landale, who was on the bench with foul trouble.

Loyola Marymount fans haven't had much to cheer about this season, so they took to heckling Landale about what they thought of his NBA chances. Landale once looked toward the hecklers, which fueled them to continue.

Landale was whistled for his fourth foul with 11:50 left in the game and went to the bench.

BIG PICTURE

Saint Mary's: The Gaels took care of business ahead of their nationally televised matchup with No. 12 Gonzaga on Saturday.

Loyola Marymount: The Lions are still searching for answers on how to become more competitive in the conference.

UP NEXT

Saint Mary's: Hosts No. 12 Gonzaga on Saturday.

Loyola Marymount: Hosts Pepperdine on Saturday.

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