Ila lane scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and UCSB played solid defense in beating Loyola Marymount, 64-49, to improve to 5-1 on the season. It’s the program’s best start since 1988 when the Gauchos won their first eight games.

Lane shot 7 for 9 from the floor and added two steals and a blocked shot. Alexis Tucker scored 14 points.

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