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.