Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Tyrone Watson scored 26 points and Bandja Sy
came a rebound shy of a double-double as the New Mexico State Aggies outlasted
the Seattle Redhawks, 83-82, in double-overtime in a Western Athletic
Conference battle at KeyArena.
Sy scored 23 points and Daniel Mullings added 19 for New Mexico State
(9-8, 3-2 WAC) which has won three straight.
Prince Obasi had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Clarence Trent had 15 points
and 10 rebounds before fouling out for Seattle (5-9, 0-4). Louis Green had 15
points off the bench and D'Vonne Pickett Jr. provided 13 points for the
Redhawks who have lost four straight.
After a tightly contested first half New Mexico State led 36-34 after shooting
44.1 percent from the field which was a bit better than Seattle, which hit on
40.0 percent of its shots in the first period.
The Redhawks had a 67-64 lead with 31 seconds remaining after Pickett Jr. hit
a pair of free throws. However Sy nailed a 3-pointer with seven seconds
remaining to send the game to overtime
Trailing by three with 20 seconds remaining in the first overtime, Seattle got
a 3-pointer from Pickett Jr. to knot the game up and when an Obasi shot was
off the mark in the final seconds the game went into a second overtime.
A 6-2 spurt form New Mexico State to open the second extra session put the
Aggies ahead for good as they held on for the victory.
The game featured 15 ties and 14 lead changes. The two teams combined for 45
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