San Diego 97, Pepperdine 85

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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Ross DeRogatis scored 25 points and Nir Cohen added a career-high 24 points as San Diego overcame a large first-half deficit for a 97-85 win over Pepperdine on Monday.

San Diego (15-11, 5-6 West Coast) trailed 23-6 with 11:31 left in the first half after Pepperdine scored 17 points.

But DeRogatis and Cohen led San Diego back as the Toreros went on a 34-16 run the rest of the half for a 40-35 halftime lead.

San Diego increased its lead to 49-38 less than four minutes into the second half and maintained a double-digit lead for most of the rest of the game.

Marvin Lea scored 21 points for Pepperdine (6-21, 2-9), which lost its fifth straight game.

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M. Lea M. Lea
9-19,  21 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
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N. Cohen N. Cohen
7-12,  24 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists

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