Smith, No. 22 Bruins Need 3 OTs To Beat Pepperdine 107-98

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SAN DIEGO: Tyger Campbell and Jules Bernard hit 3-pointers early in the third overtime, and Chris Smith added a three-point play to finish with 26 points and lead No. 22 UCLA to a 107-98 victory over Pepperdine on Friday.

Senior guard Colbey Ross had 33 points to became Pepperdines all-time leading scorer but it wasnt enough to keep Pepperdine from losing its sixth straight to UCLA and its 38th straight to a ranked opponent. Ross hit a floater to send the game into a second overtime tied at 81 but missed a 3-pointer that forced a third OT.

Campbell and the Bruins (1-1) came out strong in the third extra period to avoid a second straight upset loss to open the season. Campbell hit a 3-pointer off the tip and Bernard scored from behind the arc to counter a layup by Ross and give UCLA a 95-91 lead.

Smith, who also had 12 rebounds, scored inside with 3:15 left, was fouled and converted for a 98-93 advantage.

Campbell scored 10 of his 22 points in the third overtime, seven of them in the last 1:40. Bernard scored 21 points, Jaime Jacquez Jr. had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Cody Riley had 13 points.

UCLA was routed 73-58 by San Diego State on Wednesday night in the four-team event at Viejas Arena.

Kessler Edwards scored 17 points for Pepperdine (1-1) while Jan Zidek had 14, Jad Smith 12 and Kene Chukwuka 10.

Bernard and Riley fouled out for the Bruins, while the Waves lost Edwards, Smith and Chukwuka.

Zidek, whose father, George, was on UCLAs 1995 national championship team, made a jump hook with 1:06 left in the second overtime to give Pepperdine an 89-88 lead. Jacquez missed two free throws with 8.3 seconds left but rebounded his second miss, was fouled again and made the first of two free throws to tie it at 89.

Ross missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to bring on a third OT.

Ross became Pepperdines all-time leading scorer when he sank the second of three free throws with 15 seconds left in the first half to give him 1,787 points and move past Stacy Davis. Ross set the mark in 25 fewer games than Davis. It was the 100th consecutive start for Ross, who has 1,809 career points.

Those three free throws, which came when he was fouled by Jacquez while taking a 3-pointer, helped the Waves to 39-32 halftime lead. Ross had 12 points in the first half.

Both teams had chances to win it in regulation after UCLA blew a six-point lead.

With the score tied at 70, Jacquez missed a 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left. After a review, the officials had the clock reset to 7.3 seconds. Pepperdines Darryl Polk Jr. turned the ball over under pressure from Chris Riley, and UCLA then threw the ball out of bounds. Pepperdines Smith missed a tip-in at the buzzer.

BIG PICTURE

Pepperdine: The Waves havent beaten a ranked opponent in exactly 16 years, at home against No. 20 Wisconsin. Their last victory against a ranked opponent away from home was Nov. 28, 2001, at No. 10 UCLA, which was the last time the Waves beat the Bruins. Of their 38 straight losses to ranked teams, 23 have been to Gonzaga in West Coast Conference play.

UCLA: Junior forward/center Jalen Hill missed his second straight game with right knee tendinitis. The Bruins also were without sophomore guard Johnny Juzang, who has a stress reaction in his right foot.

UP NEXT

Pepperdine hosts San Jose State of the Mountain West on Wednesday night.

UCLA hosts Long Beach State on Monday night. The Bruins have a six-game winning streak and a 17-1 series record against the 49ers.

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