Cal Poly-SLO 70, San Jose St. 62
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP)—Mike Titchenal came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points and Varnie Dennis had 14 points and eight rebounds as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo beat San Jose St. 70-62 Saturday night.
Titchenal was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final 38 seconds and made three 3-pointers in the game.
Aaron Watson tied the score for Cal Poly (2-1) at 46-46 with a basket at the 10:24 mark. The Mustangs never trailed after that and led by as many as 10.
The Mustangs went 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the final minute to seal the win.
Demetrius Brown led San Jose State (1-2) with 16 points and six rebounds, and Bim Okunrimboye added 14 points.
The Spartans made just nine of 20 free throws.
Erin Jackson had 14 points and seven rebounds for Cal Poly, and Kameron Gray had 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Cal Poly led by as many as nine points in the first half but San Jose State went on a 12-2 run to take a 34-33 lead at halftime.