LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Loyola Marymount overwhelmed defending national champion Michigan Sunday, receiving a record 11 three-pointers and 41 points from Jeff Fryer in a relentless performance that produced a 149-115 rout of the Wolverines in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
In advancing to their first Sweet Sixteen appearance, the Lions, 25-5, also scored the most points in tournament history and the most points ever scored against the Wolverines in 82 years.
Loyola, the nation's top scoring team and 11th seed in the West Region, will meet either Arizona or Alabama Friday night in the regional semifinals at Oakland, Calif.
Bo Kimble of the Lions, the No. 1 scorer in the nation, contributed 37 points.
Michigan, which became the 17th straight team since the 1973 UCLA Bruins to fail to repeat its NCAA championship, finished 23-8. The loss was Wolverines' Coach Steve Fisher's first in eight tournament games.
Loyola, playing its second game since the death of star Hank Gathers, topped the previous tournament record of 127 points set by Coach Paul Westhead's alma mater, St. Joseph's (Pa.), against Utah in 1961. That game went four overtimes.
The previous mark for points against Michigan was 119, by Utah in 1969.
Demetrius Calip's two foul shots had Michigan within 84-76 with 13:18 left, but Loyola -- once again fueled by its fullcourt press -- reeled off nine straight points.
Kimble dunked to start a three-point play -- drawing Mike Griffin's fifth foul -- and Per Stumer struck for a corner three-pointer following a five-second violation for a 95-76 bulge with 11:55 left.
When Fryer drove for a left-handed hook, the lead was 100-79 with 11 minutes left, and Michigan never recovered.
Fryer's binge of long-range baskets topped the record of 10 set by Freddie Banks of Nevada-Las Vegas in 1987 against Indiana. Loyola made 21 three-pointers in 40 tries, two more tournamnent records.
Terrell Lowery added 23 points while Stumer had 21. Fryer's outburst was a season-high and one shy of his career-best. Terry Mills and Rumeal Robinson scored 23 each for Michigan.
Fryer sank eight off 11 shots -- five of seven from three-point range -- en route to 21 points and Loyola's pressure defense helped force 12 turnovers as the West Coast Conference champions raced to a 65-58 halftime lead.
Mills kept the Wolverines close with 19 points on 9 of 13 shooting.
With the score 19-19, the Lions' fullcourt defense began to take a toll on Michigan. After Chris Knight drew a charge in the backcourt, Fryer nailed a three-pointer for a 33-24 lead.
Tom Peabody's steal and feed to Lowery for a scoop shot then completed a 25-11 burst and gave Loyola its largest lead of the half at 44-30 with 6:29 remaining.
Another three-pointer from Fryer had the Lions ahead 60-48. But with Tony Tolbert coming off the bench to deliver a spark, the Wolverines got to within seven points at halftime.