Pepperdine led 56-46 after Colbey Ross made three free throws with 8:51 to play. Tyler Williams started a 7-0 run with a 4-point play and Carter had the last eight points in the 11-0 run after a Waves' basket for a 66-60 Toreros lead with 32 seconds to play.
Ross, who scored San Diego's last eight points in the final 24 seconds, made it a one point game from the foul line but Isaiah Pineiro's free throw wrapped up the scoring.
Pineiro had 12 points and Williams and Carter 11 each for the Toreros (16-9, 7-6 West Coast Conference).
Ross had 20 points and Matthew Atewe had 19 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, for the Waves (4-21, 1-12). Amadi Udenyi had three assists and became the fourth Pepperdine player to reach 400 for his career.
Yeboah's double-double helps Stony Brook beat Norfolk St.
Akwasi Yeboah had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Jaron Cornish scored 15 points to help Stony Brook beat Norfolk State 72-65 on Saturday night in a consolation game of the Air Force Reserve Tip-Off Tournament's Springfield bracket.
Portland State routs Division III Willamette 125-61
Jamie Orme had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Portland State routed Division III Willamette 125-61 on Saturday night.
McCloud hits 5 3s, scores 23; Green Bay beats Morehead St.
JayQuan McCloud had a career-high 23 points and Shanquan Hemphill scored 17 to help Green Bay beat Morehead State 87-70 on Saturday night in a sub-regional game of the 2K Empire Classic.