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BYU, Loyola Marymount tied 34-34 at halftime

Published: Thursday, Jan. 5 2012 8:00 p.m. MST

LOS ANGELES — BYU, looking for its first-ever West Coast Conference road victory, is tied with Loyola Marymount, 34-34, at the Gersten Pavilion Thursday night.

BYU is shooting a miserable 35 percent from the field, and 2-of-13 from 3-point territory.

The Cougars' Brandon Davies leads all scorers with 11 points, but he also has a pair of fouls. Drew Viney has scored a team-high 10 points for the Lions.

BYU jumped out to a 15-10 lead as Davies and Charles Abouo combined to score 13 of those points.

The Cougars were up 21-17 before the Lions scored 12 straight points over a three-minute stretch, including back-to-back 3-pointers by Anthony Ireland, to seize a 29-23 advantage with eight minutes left in the first half. LMU drilled 11 of its first 19 shots from the floor.

Junior Stephen Rogers entered the game midway through the first half, playing for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in mid-December. Rogers logged four minutes. He's missed two field goals, but made both of his free throw attempts.

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