San Diego 77, Maine 63

Freshman Johnny Dee scored a career-high 26 points and led a key

second-half surge to help San Diego snap a three-game losing streak

with a 77-63 win over Maine on Saturday night,

Dee, the Toreros’ leading scorer, tied the school record with

eight 3-pointers. Dee made two of his 3-pointers as San Diego

scored 11 unanswered points to take a 57-43 lead with 9:41

left.

San Diego (5-4) also got 17 points and nine rebounds from Chris

Manresa.

Maine (3-4) was led by Gerald McLemore’s 23 points. The Black

Bears shot just 39.3 percent from the floor.

Neither team led by more than six points with Maine taking a

37-35 halftime edge.

Dee started the second half with a 3-pointer, followed by a

steal and layup to help San Diego take a 44-37 lead. After the

Black Bears closed to 46-43, Dee started the 11-0 run with a

3-pointer.