Pacific outlasts Pepperdine for 67-64 victory
MALIBU, Calif. (AP)—Pacific’s Lavar Neufville scored the final three points of the second overtime, lifting the Tigers to a 67-64 victory at Pepperdine on Friday night.
Pacific made the score 64-64 on a basket by Pat Eveland with 1:15 remaining in the second OT, and the Tigers (1-0) went ahead by two on Neufville’s driving layup with 27.5 seconds left.
Neufville added a free throw with 11 seconds remaining.
The Waves (0-1) erased a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation. Mychel Thompson’s tip-in with 4.7 seconds left sent the game to overtime.
Pepperdine’s Keion Bell had game highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in the first overtime.
Terrell Smith scored 14 points to lead Pacific.