Basket by Davis Lifts Pepperdine to 63-61 Victory

Craig Davis' jumper with 18 seconds left helped Pepperdine score a 63-61 victory over McNeese State Saturday.

Michael Cutright gave McNeese State (0-4) a 61-60 lead by hitting a 12-foot jumper with 36 seconds left. But the Waves regained the lead, 62-61, on Davis' shot, and after McNeese State lost the inbounds pass, Levy Middlebrooks sank one of two free throws for the final margin.

Cutright's last-second 30-foot jumper bounced off the rim.

Tom Lewis scored a team-high 23 points as Pepperdine improved its record to 4-1.

McNeese got 14 points from center Anthony Pullard, a starter two years ago, who played his first game after a year of academic ineligibility.

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