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Freshman Dee lifts San Diego past Maine 77-63

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Freshman Johnny Dee scored a career-high 26 points and led a key second-half surge to help San Diego snap a three-game losing streak with a 77-63 win over Maine on Saturday night,Dee, the Toreros' leading scorer, tied the school record with eight 3-pointers. Dee made two of his 3-pointers as San Diego scored 11 unanswered points to take a 57-43 lead with 9:41 left.

San Diego (5-4) also got 17 points and nine rebounds from Chris Manresa.

Maine (3-4) was led by Gerald McLemore's 23 points. The Black Bears shot just 39.3 percent from the floor.

Neither team led by more than six points with Maine taking a 37-35 halftime edge.

Dee started the second half with a 3-pointer, followed by a steal and layup to help San Diego take a 44-37 lead. After the Black Bears closed to 46-43, Dee started the 11-0 run with a 3-pointer.

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