Graham’s steal lifts San Jose State over San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Justin Graham hit the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left then sealed the win with a steal and two free throws as San Jose State beat San Diego 56-52 Monday.

Tim Pierce led San Jose State (3-3) with 23 points, including 21 in the second half. He hit five 3-pointers in the second half and hit two free throws with 37 seconds left to tie the score at 52-52.

Graham drove to the basket and hit an off-balance 8-footer in the lane to put the Spartans ahead 54-52. He then stripped the ball from Matt Dorr on San Diego’s next possession and was fouled before making both free throws with 1.9 seconds left.

Gyno Pomare led San Diego (4-5) with 18 points as he moved into third place on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,408 points.

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Chris Oakes Chris Oakes
7-12,  16 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists
 San Diego
Gyno Pomare Gyno Pomare
8-16,  18 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

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