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Tim Derksen scores 18, San Francisco comes back to beat Santa Clara 69-62 in overtime


SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Derksen had 18 points, including a key basket in the final minute of overtime, as San Francisco beat Santa Clara 69-62, snapping a five-game skid on Thursday night.

The Dons (10-16, 4-10 West Coast) forced overtime after trailing most of the game and outscored Santa Clara 11-4 in the extra period.

Devin Watson fed Derksen with 38 seconds left in overtime for an easy finish, putting San Francisco up 67-62.

Watson finished with 13 points, Kruize Pinkins added 12 and Matt Christiansen 10.

Santa Clara (11-15, 5-9) led for a 12-minute stretch until Mark Tollefsen's free throws with 1:21 left in the second half capped an 8-0 run and gave the Dons a 58-56 lead.

Brandon Clark capped the scoring in regulation on a jumper with 56 seconds left. Clark had 21 points and eight assists as the Broncos dropped their fifth straight.

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