Graves helps Sacramento State beat CSU Fullerton 87-82 in OT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Graves nearly had his second triple-double of the season to help Sacramento State beat CSU Fullerton 87-82 in overtime on Saturday night.
The 6-foot Graves scored 19 of his 22 points after the first half, including six in overtime, grabbed 12 boards and handed out eight assists, reaching double-digit rebounds for the second time this season after recording a triple-double in the season opener .
CSU Fullerton took its only lead after halftime on Jamal Smith’s free throw to open the overtime scoring at 73-72. The Hornets (3-0) then went on a 14-3 run to take a 10-point lead on Graves’ pair of free throws with 43 seconds left.
Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa and Ethan Esposito added 14 points each, and Joshua Patton scored 12 for Sacramento State.
Jackson Rowe scored 17 points, Kyle Allman added 15 and Austen Awosika 14 for the Titans (2-5).
CSU Fullerton erased most of an 18-point, second-half deficit with an 18-4 run and pulled even at 70 with 1:08 left in the second half. The teams traded a pair of free throws before each missed a shot on their final possessions of regulation.