Albany State hoops take down Edward Waters in OT 79-77

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Winner Albany St. (GA) 9-18,7-14 SIAC

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Edward Waters 10-17,9-11 SIAC

Team12OT 1F
Albany St. (GA)32 36 11 79
Edward Waters19 49 77

In a tale of two halves, the Golden Rams claimed the most important five minutes of extra basketball. Jordan Simpson’s 10-second stretch with a layup, defensive rebound and free throw helped Albany State take overtime and down Edward Waters, 79-77 in overtime of Monday night men’s hoops.

After a pair of free throws gave Edward Waters a one-point edge, Simpson took a pass from Shakur Poteat and put it through the net for a 75-74 edge with 32 seconds to go. Only eight seconds later, Simpson rebounded a Tiger miss and knocked down a pair of free throws for a 77-74 lead at 24 seconds. Poteat added two single foul shots in the ensuing seconds, but ASU did not clinch the win until Edward Waters’ Trevino Glover could not equal his 3-pointer, which sent the game to overtime, in the extra period at the buzzer.

The win sends the Golden Rams into the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on a high note. ASU will head to Savannah, Ga., where the event starts on Saturday (Mar. 2) with the First Round. The Golden Rams first opponent will be announced on Tuesday.

Poteat downed four 3-pointers in the game and 8 of 10 free throws for a team-high 22 points off the ASU bench. Cameron Evans was right behind him with four treys for 19 points. Simpson posted a solid double-double of 12 points and 17 rebounds. Blaise Wallace chipped in 10 points and five boards, while Jamir Moore had eight points.

Glover led the Tiger cause with 22 points.

ASU had their turn of halves in the opening 20 minutes. Wallace and Moore downed triples to start the scoring and Poteat added a third for a 9-2 early lead. The Golden Ram advantage grew to 13 points when it ran off eight points in a row for a 24-9 tally midway through the first half. The visitors’ lead stood at the same 13 points at intermission, 32-19.

Edward Waters continued to trail by double figures, 63-52, with 4:55 remaining. The Tigers put together a 12-2 run over the ensuing three minutes to tie the game for the first time at 65-65. ASU’s Evans made the second of two free throws with 15 seconds to for a 68-65 score. Glover, though, hit the home team’s biggest shot of the night with six seconds on the 3-pointer to send the contest into overtime.

Next Game:
vs. Lane College
3/3/2024 | 4:00 PM

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