MALIBU, Calif. -- Lorne Jackson's layup with 3.5 seconds remaining gave Pepperdine a 60-59 victory over Division II Fresno Pacific Friday night.
Jackson, who finished with 16 points, also made a 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds to play for the Waves, but the Sunbirds' Matt Samuels answered with a layup with 8 seconds left to put Fresno Pacific ahead 59-58. There were 18 lead changes and neither team led by more than four points after halftime.
Trevon Clayton led Fresno Pacific, which counted the game as an exhibition, with 15 points and eight rebounds. Samuels scored 13 points. The Sunbirds' top two scorers, John Taylor and Malcolm Griffin, did not play because they were stuck in the Midwest for weather-related reasons.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.
Top-50 prospect Jaylen Nowell committed to Washington on Wednesday. Nowell, a shooting guard, is No. 45 on the ESPN 100.