Graves helps Sacramento State beat CSU Fullerton 87-82 in OT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Marcus Graves nearly had his second triple-double of the season to help Sacramento State beat CSU Fullerton 87-82 in overtime on Saturday night.
The 6-foot Graves scored 19 of his 22 points after the first half, including six in overtime, grabbed 12 boards and handed out eight assists, reaching double-digit rebounds for the second time this season after recording a triple-double in the season opener .
CSU Fullerton took its only lead after halftime on Jamal Smith's free throw to open the overtime scoring at 73-72. The Hornets (3-0) then went on a 14-3 run to take a 10-point lead on Graves' pair of free throws with 43 seconds left.
Izayah Mauriohooho-Le'afa and Ethan Esposito added 14 points each, and Joshua Patton scored 12 for Sacramento State.
CSU Fullerton erased most of an 18-point, second-half deficit with an 18-4 run and pulled even at 70 with 1:08 left in the second half. The teams traded a pair of free throws before each missed a shot on their final possessions of regulation.
Updated November 25, 2018