Julius Brooks made a layup with one second to go in double overtime to give Loyola an 89-87 victory over host Niagara on Saturday and end a two-game losing streak.
The Greyhounds (16-8, 8-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led by two late in the second extra session, but Malcolm Lemmons tied the game with a pair of free throws with three seconds to play. Brooks then hit the winning points on a pass from Erik Etherly.
Anthony Winbush forced overtime with a pair of free throws with 35 seconds left in regulation. Niagara held for the last shot, and Juan'ya Green missed a 3-pointer as time expired. The Greyhounds then raced out to a 76-68 lead in the first overtime, but the Purple Eagles came back, and this time Green managed to connect on his 3-pointer with nine seconds to play.
Robert Olson scored 23 points to lead the Greyhounds, but he fouled out with 7:27 to play in regulation. Winbush had 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Green and Antoine Mason each had 23 points to lead the Purple Eagles.
Olson wasn't the only player in foul trouble, which isn't surprising given that 52 fouls were called. Jarred Jones fouled out in the first minute of overtime.
Devon White fouled out for Niagara in regulation, with Ameen Tanksley picking up his fifth on the first possession of overtime.
UMBC 68, Maine 67: A 3-pointer by Brian Neller with two seconds left gave the host Retrievers (6-16, 4-5 America East) the win.
Zarko Valjarevic made a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to put the Bears (8-14, 3-6), who led by as many as 14 points in the first half, up by two.
After a Bears' 30-second timeout, the Retrievers set up for the last shot, with Neller coming up clutch at home.
Mount St. Mary's 91, Sacred Heart 82: Rashad Whack poured in a career-high 35 points to pace the host Mount (9-12, 4-6 Northeast Conference) past the Pioneers.
Whack scored 19 points over the first 6:45 of the game to spark the Mountaineers to a 23-9 advantage. After opening the game with back-to-back 3-pointers, Whack closed the run by scoring 11 consecutive Mountaineers points, hitting three more triples while adding a pair of free throws in that stretch.
Sacred Heart fell to 8-13, 6-4.
Hampton 64, Morgan State 62: Emmanuel Okoroba was the second or third option on the final inbounds play for the visiting Pirates (7-13, 4-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
But he ended up with his first college game-winner as his basket at the buzzer lifted Hampton over the Bears (6-12, 3-4).
The Pirates trailed 59-45 with 8:04 left in the game before mounting a comeback to stun Morgan State.
Okoroba took an inbounds pass with five seconds left from reserve Ke'Ron Brown in the lane for the winning basket.
Anthony Hubbard led Morgan State with 16 points and Justin Black had 15.
North carolina A&T 46, UMES 44: Austin Witter went 1-for-2 from the line with 33 seconds left to pull the Hawks (1-16, 1-5 MEAC) to within one, but no closer. Lamont Middleton made a free throw with six seconds left for the final margin. The Aggies (11-11, 4-3) led for most of the game, at one point by as many as 16 points.
Troy Snider finished with 17 points for UMES.
Norfolk State 80, Coppin State 70: Pendarvis Williams totaled 23 points and 12 rebounds as the visiting Spartans (13-10, 8-0 MEAC) won their seventh straight and remained undefeated in conference play.
Norfolk State strengthened its already substantial lead in the conference. Heading into Saturday, every other team in the league had at least three losses in MEAC play.
Andre Armstrong led all scorers with 24 for the Eagles (5-18, 2-6).
Bucknell 69, Navy 54: Bryson Johnson scored 20 points and Mike Muscala had a double double to help the host Bison (19-4, 6-1 Patriot League) cruise by the Mids (7-16, 1-6).
Muscala had 11 points and a game-high 19 rebounds as Bucknell dominated the boards, outrebounding Navy 47-19.
Kevin Alter led the Mids with 15 points.
Bowie State 70, Elizabeth City State 68: Angelo Sharpless made two free throws with 10 seconds left to pull the visiting Vikings (13-8, 6-5 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assocation) within two, but no closer.
McDaniel 70, Haverford 59: The host Green Terror (19-9, 6-8 Centennial Conference) jumped out to an early lead and held off a second-half rally to win.
Tyler Rudd (Glen Burnie) added a career-high six assists to his team highs of 19 points and nine rebounds to pace McDaniel.
Johns Hopkins 67, Swarthmore 61: George Bugarinovic and Jimmy Hammer combined for 29 points to pace the host Blue Jays (14-7, 10-4 Centennial Conference) to their fifth straight win at the 12th annual Wall-O'Mahony Game.
The Wall-O'Mahony Game is played annually in February in honor of Glen Wall and Matt O'Mahony, teammates on the Hopkins men's basketball team from 1982 to 1984. The best friends lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Stevenson 82, Lycoming 76: The visiting Mustangs (13-8, 6-8 Middle Atlantic Conference) won their third straight.
Hood 61, Widener 53: Cameron Cook (Calvert Hall) scored 18 points and the visiting Blazers (12-9, 6-8 Commonwealth Conference) have won two straight overall and both games against the Pioneers (5-16, 4-10).
Salisbury 63, York 60: Elijah Gore made a 3-pointer from the right wing to break a 56-56 tie with 1:14 left, and the host Sea Gulls (14-7, 5-3 Capital Athletic Conference) hung on to win.
Dickinson 81, Washington College 46: The host Red Devils (16-5, 11-3 Centennial Conference) had four players score in double figures to beat the Shoremen (2-19, 2-12).
Wesley 69, Frostburg State 49: The visiting Bobcats (8-13, 2-6 Capital Athletic Conference) fell behind early and never recovered.
Merchant Marine 61, Goucher 52: Trae Lindsay (Patapsco) had 13 points in a losing effort for the host Gophers (5-15, 3-7 Landmark Conference).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun