- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Dane Pineau had 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Emmett Naar scored 14 with six assists to help top-seeded Saint Mary’s beat Loyola Marymount 60-48 in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament Saturday night.

The Gaels will play No. 4 seed Pepperdine (18-12) in the semifinals Monday. The Waves beat Saint Mary’s (26-4) in both regular-season matchups this season.

Loyola Marymount (14-17) led 29-25 at the break, but went cold in the second half.

Steven Haney made a 3-pointer to put the Lions up 40-38 with 10:58 to play, but Saint Mary’s hit three 3s during a 14-1 run that gave the Gaels a 52-41 lead with 4:59 left.

LMU, which went nearly seven minutes without a field goal, trailed by at least nine the rest of the way.

Saint Mary’s shot 59 percent from the field, while the Lions hit just 8 of 30 (26.7 percent), in the second half.

Haney led LMU with 19 points.

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