It's a pattern the Boise State men's basketball team can't seem to shake this season, a pattern of one possession losses.

The latest coming at the hands of Loyola-Marymount 70-69. It was the fourth game Boise State has lost this year by one possession. Four losses by a total of 8 points.

.Boise State was down as by many as 13 points Wednesday at Loyota-Marymount in L.A. but was able to claw back and take its first and only lead of the game, 69-68 with seven seconds to play after RJ Williams converted a layup off an inbounds play.

Loyola Marymount responded as James Batemon drove the length of the court and got a contested layup to go, reclaiming the lead and eventual 70-69 victory. Batmon finished the game with 30 points..

Williams, a Los Angeles native, played exceptional in his homecoming, scoring a team-high 21 points, his third 20-point game of the season.

Justinian Jessup scored 15 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, playing a team-high 37 minutes.

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The junior hit three triples, pushing his career total to 163. He is now eight away from tying Mike Tolman (171) for ninth place in the Bronco all-time record book.

Zach Haney chipped in 13 points – his third-straight game in double figures. He also pulled in six rebounds.

The Broncos finished the game shooting 53.3 percent from the field (24-of-45), good for their third game this season shooting 50 percent or better from the field.

Boise State is now 4-7 on the year while Loyola-Maryland improved to 11-1, their best start ever. The Bronco still hold the overal series lead with the Lions 7-3.l

Boise State will face Pacific at Taco Bell Arena this coming Saturday (Dec. 22) at 1 p.m.

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