LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Bryce Pope scored 25 points and sank a jumper with one second left in overtime to rally UC San Diego to an 85-83 victory over Long Beach State in a Big West Conference opener on Thursday night.

Pope had eight rebounds for the Tritons (6-7). Justin DeGraaf added 14 points, while Emmanuel Tshimanga scored 12.

Joel Murray led the way for the Beach (6-7) with 22 points. Murray hit a jumper with 35 seconds left to send the game to overtime tied at 73. Marcus Tsohonis added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Aboubacar Traore had 12 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.


Both teams play on Saturday. UCSD visits UC Santa Barbara, while Long Beach State hosts UC Riverside.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Copyright 2023 STATS LLC and Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.