USD Falls in Overtime to St. Mary's, 81-77

USDTOREROSDOTCOM San Diego's Gyno Pomare dunks over St. Marys' Diamon Simpson during the first half of their NCAA West Coast Conference basketball game Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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San Diego's Gyno Pomare dunks over St. Marys' Diamon Simpson during the first half of their NCAA West Coast Conference basketball game Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
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Feb. 20, 2006

Box Score

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Daniel Kickert scored a game-high 20 points as St. Mary's beat the University of San Diego 81-77 in overtime Monday night.

San Diego had a 39-37 lead at the break, but was down 69-62 with less than six minutes left to play in the second.

The Toreros charged back and Pomare dropped in a layup with just 1.2 seconds left to tie the game at 73-all.

Kickert scored the first five points of overtime to give St. Mary's a 78-73 lead. After San Diego cut the lead to 78-75 on a basket by Nick Lewis, Diamon Simpson countered with a layup with two minutes left.

The Gaels (14-11, 6-6) hung on for their fourth straight win despite a second technical foul. Brett Collins had 17 points and Ian O'Leary had 12.

Gyno Pomare led the Toreros (16-9, 6-6) with 17 points, while Ross DeRogatis had 11 points and Corey Belser and Brandon Johnson had 10 apiece.