SAN DIEGO (AP) Olin Carter III hit his seventh trey of the game in the closing minutes to help secure San Diego’s 74-66 win over Pepperdine in West Coast Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Pepperdine stayed within striking distance in the second period. The Waves closed to 63-61 when Colbey Ross drilled a 3-pointer with 2:34 left. San Diego’s Isaiah Wright, who finished with 13 points, dropped in two free throws and Carter nailed his last trey of the night for a 68-61 advantage with 1:29 remaining.
Carter finished with 27 points as the Toreros (11-3, 2-0) made 11 of 28 from beyond the arc. They also had 10 blocks with Yauhen Massalski and Juwan Gray, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds, swatting away three apiece.
Carter started the game by hitting four straight from long range. He missed his next four attempts in the first half but drilled two consecutive in the final 4:49.
Ross led Pepperdine (3-11, 0-2) with 16 points.