Lyles lifts UMBC over New Hampshire 105-103 in 2OT
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jairus Lyles scored 28 points and the go-ahead free throw in the second overtime, Rodney Elliott added 22 points, and Maryland-Baltimore County beat New Hampshire 105-103 on Saturday.
Tanner Leissner scored seven straight and New Hampshire led 99-95 in the second overtime. Elliott’s 3 tied it at 99 then UMBC led 102-101 on Lyles’ 3-point play.
Iba Camara’s layup put New Hampshire back on top 103-102 with 39 seconds left, but Lyles made two free throws for a 104-103 UMBC lead and Elliott iced it with 1 of 2 from the line. New Hampshire air-balled a 3 at the buzzer.
Arkel Lamar scored 14 with a career-high four 3-pointers and Joe Sherburne added 10 points for the Retrievers (14-7, 5-3 America East).
The Wildcats led 87-84 in OT after Leissner’s free throw and Smith’s jumper, but UMBC’s Elliott and Will Darley each hit 3s to tie it at 92.
Elliott’s 3 tied it at 38 at halftime and Lyles’ layup tied it at 78 at the end of regulation.
Leissner scored a career-high 36 points with four 3s, Camara added a career-high 23 points and 14 rebounds, and Jaleen Smith had 21 with 10 assists for the Wildcats (14-8, 5-3).