LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The trio of Nate Robinson, Tre Simmons and Bobby Jones teamed up to keep No. 21 Washington's hot start going.
Robinson, Simmons and Jones combined for 75 points as the Huskies won their final non-conference road game of the season, 100-93, over Loyola Marymount.
Since losing at Gonzaga on December 1, Washington has won three straight to improve to 7-1. The Huskies matched the start of the 1997-98 squad that advanced to the Sweet 16.
"The WCC is a pretty tough conference. Gonzaga, Saint Mary's, Pepperdine, they are all really good teams. LMU wasn't even picked to finish in the top four," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said. "They are well coached, they execute well, they share the ball."
Robinson scored 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Simmons also hit 4-of-6 3-pointers and scored 26 points and Jones scored 21 points.
"I think we had three guys score 20 points today, so it was a real group effort," Jones said. "I was glad I could do my part to help my team. We put up the points today, that's what we do best."
It was Robinson's sixth 20-point performance of the season. The 5-9 junior had just five 20-point outings all of last season.
"We did a good job on Nate in the first half with just eight points," Loyola Marymount coach Steve Aggers said. "He did what all really good players do and exploded for 20 in the second half."
Brandon Worthy scored 18 points for Loyola Marymount (5-2), which hung tough and was even with Washington, 46-46, at the half.
"I believe we are a good defensive team but we just ran into a very good offensive team that shot the ball very well," Aggers said. "I was really proud of our guys. We are going to get better because of this game. When you play top teams you are going to learn and get better."
Despite the strong effort, Loyola Marymount's drought against ranked teams continues. The Lions have not beaten a team in the top 25 since defeating Alabama, 62-60, in the NCAA West Regional semifinals in 1990.
"You can't relax on the road. And we haven't been winning long enough to relax against anyone," Romar said. "I give LMU credit, they played a great game."