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Golden Bears Win Highest Scoring Game in EMAC History

Photo Courtesy Johnson & Wales
Photo Courtesy Johnson & Wales

Recap Courtesy Johnson & Wales Sports Information

Rock Hill, SC - The Johnson & Wales men's basketball team fell to Clinton College 121-117 on Wednesday night in the longest game in school history.

How It Happened:
  • The teams played a close first twenty minutes with neither team leading by more than six. The Wildcats took a 42-36 advantage into the locker room.
  • JWU twice led by 8 in the second half, but missed free throws prevented the Wildcats from building upon those leads.
  • Clinton fought back from the second of those eight point deficits to take the lead with three minutes to play. 
  • The Wildcats rallied and led by three with 17 seconds to play after two Brandon Summers free throws. 
  • Clinton got a game-tying three pointer from Devin Campbell with 3.5 seconds left to force an extra period.
  • JWU took a 6 point lead two minutes into the extra session, but the Golden Bears responded with a 13-3 spurt that left them leading 93-90 with 11 seconds left.
  • Anthoney Ray was fouled shooting a three-pointer with just over 2 seconds left, and drained the three charity tosses to send the game to a second extra period.
  • Neither team led by more than a bucket in the second extra frame until two Campbell free throws put Clinton up 3 with 17 seconds to play in the second overtime.
  • JC Cooper then nailed a right wing three pointer with six seconds left to again tie the game and a third OT was afoot.
  • JWU led 115-113 halfway through the third OT, but Clinton outscored the exhausted Wildcats 8-2 from that point to seal the win.
Key Stats:
  • Statistics were not available for the game
  • JWU falls to 10-10 overall and 5-1 in EMAC play while Clinton improves to 13-4 overall and 4-1 in EMAC play.