Williams’ career-high day leads San Diego to first WCC win
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Tyler Williams scored a career-high 20 points, Juwan Gray added 11 points and 14 rebounds and San Diego beat Pepperdine 76-68 on Saturday for its first West Coast Conference of the season.
Olin Carter III scored 16 points and Cameron Neubauer 14 for the Toreros (8-8, 1-3), who hit 9 of 21 3-pointers (43 percent) and outrebounded the Waves 40-27.
Neubauer scored five points to begin a 15-3 run to open the second half, and Pepperdine went six minutes between field goals in falling behind by 52-39.
Chris Reyes had a 3-point play to get the Waves within eight with eight minutes left but Ryder followed with two baskets inside to restore a double-figure lead the Toreros held until the final seconds.
Lamond Murray Jr. scored 23 points, Reyes 20 and Jeremy Major 11 for the Pepperdine (5-11, 1-3).