Scores

Final

Pepperdine 88

(13-11, 3-6 WCC)

San Diego 92

(12-10, 4-5 WCC)

7:35 PM ET, February 5, 2005

Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California

1 2 T
PEPP 48 4088
USD 48 4492

Top Performers

Pepperdine: A. Acker 31 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

San Diego: N. Lewis 28 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

San Diego 92, Pepperdine 88

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Nick Lewis scored a career-high 28 points and Brandon Gay added 24, including 22 in the second half, as San Diego used a late comeback to beat Pepperdine 92-88 on Saturday.

The Toreros, who faced a nine-point deficit midway through the second half, rallied to move ahead 87-84 with 1:42 left after Gay and Corey Belser hit back-to-back 3-pointers, each after a turnover by the Waves.

Pepperdine pulled even 88-88 on a jumper by Alex Acker with 38 seconds to go. But Gay followed with a 3-pointer with 25 seconds left and added a free throw with nine seconds left to seal the second win in a row for the Toreros (12-10, 4-5 West Coast Conference) following a three-game losing streak.

San Diego matched a school record by hitting 14 3-pointers on 27 attempts.

Pepperdine (13-11, 3-6) lost for the fifth time in six games despite 31 points from Acker.

Lewis had 22 first-half points, two more than his previous career high for an entire game.

He finished 10-for-13 from the field, including 5-for-6 from 3-point range.

San Diego coach Brad Holland recorded his 160th victory with San Diego, moving into a tie for career wins at the school with Jim Brovelli (1973-84).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEPP
USD
Points 88 92
FG Made-Attempted 31-62 (.500) 29-58 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 12-26 (.462) 14-27 (.519)
FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 20-26 (.769)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 4

2004-05 Season

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