San Diego steals 1 away from San Francisco 64-61
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Juwan Gray had 18 points on Saturday night and scored the go-ahead points on a 3-point play with 13 seconds left to help San Diego beat San Francisco 64-61 in the conference season finale for both teams.
The Toreros (18-12, 9-9 West Coast Conference) trailed for most of the final five minutes but Isaiah Pineiro helped them stay close with a pair of pull-up jumpers in the final two minutes, each cutting the deficit to one.
Piniero’s second jumper cut it to 61-60 and Gray’s 3-point play made it 63-61, setting up the Dons (17-14, 9-9) with a chance to tie or go ahead with their final possession.
But Frankie Ferrari turned it over with three seconds left on a travelling violation. Olin Carter III split a pair of free throws for San Diego with one second left and San Francisco’s Matt McCarthy failed to get an attempt to the rim at the buzzer.
Carter finished with 16 points and Pineiro added 14.
Ferrari scored 19 points to lead San Francisco.
San Diego’s second-leading scorer Isaiah Wright left the game in the first half with a head injury and did not return.