Wright scores 30, San Diego down Portland 81-74 in OT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Isaiah Wright scored a career-high 30 points with four 3-pointers, Olin Carter III hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, and San Diego beat Portland 81-74 on Thursday night to win its fourth straight.
Carter’s 3 sparked a 7-0 run and San Diego led 79-74 in overtime after Portland missed four of five shots and committed two turnovers. San Diego’s Juwan Gray and Jose Martinez each added a free throw and Portland missed three more shots in the final 19 seconds.
Carter scored 16 points and Tyler Williams had 10 for the Toreros (12-3, 3-0 West Coast Conference), who made 11 of 27 from beyond the arc to the Pilots’ 1 of 9.
Portland trailed 37-34 at halftime and Josh McSwiggan hit the Pilot’s only 3 of the game to tie it at 72 at the end of regulation.
Tahirou Diabate led Portland (6-10, 0-3) with 13 points. JoJo Walker and Marcus Shaver Jr. scored 12 apiece and McSwiggan had 10.
Portland outscored San Diego 36-18 in the paint, but San Diego made 28 free throws to the Pilots’ 21.