C. Connecticut downs Fairleigh Dickinson in 2OT, 103-96
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Kohl scored 27 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists and Central Connecticut beat Fairleigh Dickinson 103-96 in double overtime Thursday night.
Kohl’s jump shot with 3:07 left in the second overtime broke an 86-all tie and started a 9-0 run with Joe Hugley scoring seven of the points. Jahlil Jenkins’s layup for the Knights brought them within 95-91 but Central Connecticut made all eight of its final free throw attempts.
Ian Krishnan also scored 27 points for the Blue Devils (7-9, 1-2 Northeast Conference).
Fairleigh Dickinson’s Elyjah Williams threw down a dunk with 27 seconds left in the first overtime to tie it at 82-all. Krishnan and Kohl each missed 3-point attempts in the final seconds.
At the end of regulation, Kohl made a pair of free throws with three second left to give Central Connecticut a 73-70 lead before Darnell Edge buried a 3 at the buzzer to send it to the second overtime.
Hugley scored 24 points and Deion Bute scored 13 with 11 boards for the Blue Devils, which shot 13 of 29 (45 percent) from distance and missed just four of 26 foul shots.
Jenkins led the Knights (6-9, 1-2) with 25 points, Edge scored 18, Kaleb Bishop 15 and Williams and Xzavier Malone-Key each scored 13.