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Belmont overcomes late deficit to drop Bucs in overtime, 75-74
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
With the game tied 70-70 at the end of regulation, the Bucs opened the overtime period with a pair of baskets by junior forward Andrew Reed (Port Richey, Fla.) to take a 74-70 advantage. But after sophomore guard Courtney Pigram (Memphis) missed a pair of free throws that would have made the lead six, Belmont answered with a jumper from Andrew Preston and a 3-pointer from Henry Harris to get the final advantage and improved to 9-5 overall, 3-0 in league play. A 3-pointer by Pigram missed at the buzzer, dropping the Bucs to 8-7, 2-1.
"This is a tough loss," said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow, whose team fell to 5-3 all-time against the Bruins. "It was a great game and could have gone either way, but this is our second straight year we've lost to them at home in overtime.
In the first half,
The Bucs' quickly tied the game at 39-39 with two layups to open the scoring in the second half, but both teams basically traded scores the rest of the way. ETSU's largest lead of the half was three, while
The Bruins were led by Boomer Herndon with 15 points, while four other players reached double figures. Hare finished with 14 points,
ETSU returns to action at home Thursday night against Lipscomb. Game time is set for and former Buccaneer great Zakee Wadood will be honored as one of the program's all-time greats with a special replica jersey pin giveaway. Meanwhile,
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