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Men's Basketball Falls in Overtime Heartbreaker to Spalding 85-76; Begin SLIAC Tournament Friday Night

Men's Basketball Falls in Overtime Heartbreaker to Spalding 85-76; Begin SLIAC Tournament Friday Night

Men's Basketball Falls in Overtime Heartbreaker to Spalding 85-76; Begin SLIAC Tournament Friday Night

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The men's basketball team lost in overtime 85-76 to Spalding Monday night.  The Panthers were down by five at halftime but bounced back in the second half to tie it up with a free throw by K.J. Hilliard with under a minute to go in regulation.  Greenville was led in scoring by Obinna Agomo with 16 points.

Hilliard netted 13 points and had the game-high six assists in the overtime loss.

Spalding's guard Dewhon McAfee, who ended with the game high 34 points, dribbled down the floor and missed a last second shot at the conclusion of regulation, springing the Panthers into overtime.

Greenville lost the momentum in the overtime and was outscored 13-4 in the extra period.

Despite the loss, the Panthers (12-12, 8-8 SLIAC) have locked up a semifinal bid in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament on Friday and will play at either Webster or Westminster at 8 p.m.

This story was published on February 21, 2011




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