The UCSB men’s basketball team brought its record back to .500 on Wednesday night at the Thunderdome, defeating Loyola Marymount 77-67 after shooting 68 percent from the field in the second half.

Gaucho junior forward James Nunnally led all scorers with 29, missing only three shots and hitting four of his five attempts from behind the arc. LMU’s Larry Davis hit six of his seven three point attempts to lead his team with 27 on the night. However, LMU was without its leading scorer Drew Viney, who averages 16.1 points a game but was out with a deep thigh bruise.

UCSB improves to 3-3 on the season with the win. The team heads north to play Santa Clara on Saturday at 7 p.m.