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Southern Utah rallies past Pepperdine in overtime, 78-69

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) Cameron Oluyitan scored seven of his 15 points in the final two minutes of overtime as Southern Utah rallied to beat Pepperdine for the third time in four meetings, 78-69 on Saturday afternoon.

Southern Utah grabbed the lead early and led by six at the break, 36-30. The Waves trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half but came back to take the lead on a Kessler Edwards 3 with 6:01 left, 56-54.

Colby Ross hit his third jumper in the final four minutes to put Pepperdine ahead in the final minute of regulation, 64-62, but Oluyitan scored at the basket with a second left to force overtime.

Pepperdine led, 68-64 midway through the overtime period but could not hold it. The Thunderbirds scored the next eight points, including a 3-point play by Oluyitan, and closed the game on a 14-1 run.

Brandon Better hit 5 of 14 from distance and finished with 17 points for Southern Utah (5-3), which closes out its nonconference slate Friday at USC and is assured of a better-than-.500 record for a second straight season for the first time in program history.

Ross scored 24 points and dished seven assists for Pepperdine (6-5).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Kessler Edwards missed 3-pt. jump shot 10.0
+ 1 Cameron Oluyitan made 2nd of 2 free throws 16.0
+ 1 Cameron Oluyitan made 1st of 2 free throws 16.0
  Personal foul on Andre Ball 16.0
  Jade Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot 21.0
+ 1 Cameron Oluyitan made 2nd of 2 free throws 27.0
+ 1 Cameron Oluyitan made 1st of 2 free throws 27.0
  Personal foul on Eric Cooper Jr. 27.0
  Colbey Ross missed driving layup, blocked by Dre Marin 33.0
+ 2 Dre Marin made driving layup 43.0
+ 1 Andre Ball made 3rd of 3 free throws 1:07
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo Pepperdine 6-5 3034569
home team logo Southern Utah 5-3 36281478
Team Stats
away team logo Pepperdine 6-5 75.8 PPG 35.1 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo Southern Utah 5-3 76.5 PPG 40 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
4
C. Ross 18.6 PPG 2.9 RPG 7.3 APG 42.4 FG%
25
D. Morgan 13.0 PPG 4.8 RPG 1.0 APG 43.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB