State basketball roundup: Mount rallies in 2nd half, falls to Pittsburgh in OT, 82-78
From Sun staff and wire reports|
Dec 05, 2017 | 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).
Jordan Robinson scored 24 points with nine assists for Mount St. Mary's (3-6) and Jonah Antonio added 14 points.
The Mountaineers played the final 2:43 of regulation and all of overtime without senior guard Greg Alexander, who fouled out after scoring 17 points off the bench, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range.
Towson 90, Saint Joseph's 66: Raine Bankston scored a game-high 27 points to lead the host Tigers (3-4) past the Hawks (5-3).
Towon scored 20 or more points in each quarter.
Middle Tennessee State 69, Coppin State 39: Genesis Lucas scored her 1,000th career point, but the visiting Eagles (1-8) were defeated by the Blue Raiders (5-2).
Lucas finished with 17 points, including three 3-pointers, to become the 14th women's player to reach the milestone at Coppin State.
She surpassed Thelma Lyles (1989) for 13th all -time in school history
Against Middle Tennessee State, Chance Graham had eight points and 12 rebounds and Candice Beverly had six points.
The Eagles shot 27.8 percent from the field compared with 41.3 for the Blue Raiders, who led from nearly start to finish after the teams traded three baskets apiece to open the game.
Middle Tennessee had three players reach double figures, led by Jess Louro's 18 points.
Coppin State travels to No. 10 West Virginia on Sunday at 2 p.m.