State basketball roundup: Mount rallies in 2nd half, falls to Pittsburgh in OT, 82-78
From Sun staff and wire reports|
Dec 05, 2017 at 11:12 PM
Marcus Carr scored a career-high 23 points and hit five free throws in overtime, and host Pittsburgh beat Mount St.Mary's, 82-78, on Tuesday night.
The Panthers (5-4) shot just 1-for-5 from the field in the extra period, but Carr's two free throws with 34 seconds left gave Pitt an 80-75 lead.
The Mountaineers (3-6) closed to 80-78 on Donald Carey's 3-pointer, but Carr hit two more from the line and the Mount missed their final shot with two seconds to go.
The Mountaineers hit seven straight 3-pointers to rally from a 15-point second-half deficit. Carr's layup with 25 seconds to go in regulation put the Panthers up 73-71, but Mount reserve forward Bobby Planutis scored on a tip-in with six seconds left to force overtime.
Carr was 7 for 13 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line and has scored in double digits in four of his last five games. Jared Wilson-Frame scored 15 points, Ryan Luther grabbed 16 rebounds and Khameron Davis added a career-high 12 points for the Panthers (5-4).