Cole Dickerson scored 21 points, including an emphatic dunk with 30 seconds left, to lead USF past San Diego 74-67 Thursday night.
San Diego (13-12, 4-8 West Coast Conference) led 49-46 before a 7-0 spurt gave the Toreros a 10-point lead with 9:22 to play. USF scored 22 of the next 27 points, opening up a 68-61 lead with 57 seconds left.
Christopher Anderson missed a 3-pointer from the right wing, but grabbed the offensive rebound and found Johnny Dee in the right corner for a 3 that pulled San Diego within four just 9 seconds later.
Avry Holmes hit two free throws with 46 seconds to go and, after Dee missed a 3-pointer, Matt Glover found a streaking Dickerson for a breakaway dunk that sealed the win for USF (15-9, 8-4).
ST. MARY’S 77, Loyola Mary. 58
Kerry Carter scored a game-high 20 points and Beau Levesque added 17 points and 14 rebounds as the Gaels (17-7, 7-4 WCC) pulled away in the second half.
BYU 89, SANTA CLARA 76
Tyler Haws scored 27 points as BYU built a 13-point halftime lead and never looked back. Brandon Clark and Jared Brownridge each scored 16 points for Santa Clara in defeat.
USF 78, SAN DIEGO 74
Zhane Dikes scored 28 points, including making 16-of-22 free throws, and the Dons held off San Diego. Taylor Proctor added 12 points and 12 rebounds for USF (9-14, 4-8).
BYU 87, SANTA CLARA 80 (OT)
BYU got 31 points from Lexi Eaton and pulled away from Santa Clara in overtime. Nici Gilday led Santa Clara (7-16, 3-8) with 29 points.
— Staff, wire report