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Pope scores 32, UC San Diego rallies past UC Irvine 92-88 in OT

By The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bryce Pope scored 32 points to propel UC San Diego past UC Irvine 92-88 in overtime on Saturday night.

Pope made 11 of 19 shots with two 3-pointers and 8 of 9 free throws for the Tritons (19-9, 13-3 Big West Conference). Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones scored 14 points and added seven rebounds and six assists. Francis Nwaokorie pitched in with 11 points and seven rebounds.

Pope forced overtime with two seconds remaining, sinking a 3-pointer to knot the score at 81. He had two baskets in the extra period and Tait-Jones did all the scoring for both teams over the final 2:10, going 4 for 4 from the foul line.

Andre Henry finished with 18 points to pace the Anteaters (20-8, 13-3). Bent Leuchten added 14 points and Justin Hohn scored 13. Carter Welling missed 1 of 2 free throws with four seconds to go in regulation, setting the stage for Pope.

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

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