CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Nick Dixon scored 39 points, two off his career high, and UT Rio Grande Valley topped Texas A&M Corpus Christie 82-75 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Xavier McDaniel Jr. added 14 points with 12 rebounds for the Vaqueros (2-1). Lesley Varner Jr. sank a 3-pointer with just over a minute left in regulation to tie the game and send it into overtime.
The Vaqueros led 40-34 at the break but fell behind in the second period and trailed 65-59 with 3:50 to go in regulation. Down by three, Varner hit one from distance to cinch it up at 68 with 1:07 remaining and it held, forcing the overtime.
Lew Stallworth kicked off the extra period with a layup and Dixon followed with a three-point play to give the Vaqueros a 73-70 edge and they never trailed the rest of the way.
Joseph Kilgore led the Islanders (1-2) with 21 points and seven rebounds.
Mannion, who recently reclassified and is ESPN's No.11 overall player in the class of 2019, chose Arizona over Marquette.
He'll fit in with Sean Miller's plans for a faster tempo on offense.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
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