PORTLAND, Ore. — Peter McKelvey scored 34 points and made two free throws with 42 seconds left Thursday to give the University of Portland a 95-94 West Coast Conference victory over Loyola Marymount.
Loyola's Rahim Harris had given the Lions a 94-93 lead when he connected on one of two free throws.
But McKelvey, a 6-foot-1 junior guard, then made his two foul shots. McKelvey tied a school record with eight three-point shots.
"He simply dominated the game," Loyola Coach Jay Hillock said. "He's a very quick, good basketball player."
It was the sixth victory in the last seven games for the Pilots (1-0, 8-6). Loyola fell to 1-1 in league play and 7-7 overall.
"I thought we played well," Hillock said, "but you have to give Portland all the credit in the world for hanging around. We had a few opportunities to put the game away toward the end, but as long as a team is able to hang around, they'll have a chance to win.