Stanislaus men lose in OT

TURLOCK -- With two starters fouling out early and facing an unfamiliar press defense, the Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team could only scare the No. 6 team in the nation.

San Bernardino beat the Warriors 83-74 in overtime Friday night, after Stanislaus went nearly 3½ minutes without scoring in the extra period.

The Warriors' Calvin Westbrook led all scorers with 20 points. Rick Cardoso and Duane Jones each had 16.

But Cardoso fouled out early in overtime, following forward Heath Colvin, who committed his fifth foul with 2:33 left in regulation.

"It hurt because Rick was getting points," Jones said. "I guess you could say it was everything. We did have other people help. I thought we had 'em. We just couldn't finish."

Jones had six steals, including three in the last 1:19 of regulation play. One set up a Westbrook layup. Another resulted in Jones making two free throws to pull Stanislaus to within 65-63 with 1:03 left. The third ended in a questionable double-dribble call.

After the Coyotes' Marlon Pierce made a free throw, Stanislaus' Scott Behrs tied the game 66-66 with a 3-pointer with 35.9 seconds left.

The Coyotes' Lance Ortiz was called for charging with 27.7 seconds left in regulation. But the Warriors couldn't take advantage as a Cardoso shot bounced off the rim before the buzzer.

"One of the things about this team is we have some good moments, we just can't keep stringing them together," Stanislaus coach Keith Larsen said. "We've got to keep that effort up every night."