Both teams squandered opportunities down the stretch but an offensive rebound led to a Ford basket with 22.9 seconds left to make it 69-68 Gaels. Ross was fouled with six seconds left and he went 1 of 2, forcing the overtime. Ross, who had nine assists, went 15 of 16 from the line, making four in overtime.
Pepperdine was 23 of 25 at the line and 11 of 19 from 3-point range. Saint Mary’s was 10 of 17 from the line, 7 of 32 from distance.