Feb. 19, 2005
SAN MARCOS - Junior Alan Daniels scored 24 points, but Texas State outscored Lamar 13 to five in overtime to claim an 83-75 win over the Cardinals Saturday evening in Southland Conference men's basketball action at Strahan Coliseum.
Lamar dropped 15-9 overall and 7-6 in SLC play. The Cardinals slipped into a fifth place tie with Texas State (13-11, 7-6) in the league standings. Texas-San Antonio, who hosts Lamar Wednesday at 8 p.m., won at Nicholls State and is alone in fourth place in the conference standings at 7-5.
The Cardinals erased a six-point deficit in the final three minutes of the second half to force overtime. After Josh Naylor hit a jumper at 3:08 to put TXST up 69-63, Josh Goodwin dunked one home and Daniels nailed a three-pointer to pull Lamar within one, 69-68, with 2:18 remaining.
Jeremy Long intercepted a pass by Josh Naylor and raced in for a layup that gave Lamar the lead at 70-69, at 1:03. Anthony Dill made one-of-two free throws for the Bobcats with 34 second left in regulation to tie the game at 70-70. Daniels tried a 15-foot baseline jumper at the buzzer, but the shot caromed off the rim.
Dill and Lamar's Raymond Anthony exchanged baskets to start overtime, Zach Allison hit 1-of-2 free throws to put the Bobcats up for good at 73-72 at 2:45 of overtime. Allison followed with two more free throws and a jumper to push the lead to 77-72. Allison and Burroughs each made a pair of free throws in the finals 30 seconds to seal the win.
Daniels was 9-of-18 from the field, including 5-of-8 from three-point range, in scoring 24 points. Anthony was kept in check all night, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the field, including 2-of-6 from 3-point range, and an uncharacteristic 2-of-4 at the free throw line.
Goodwin scored all 10 of his points in the second half on 5-of-6 shooting from the field. Thomas Fairley
added 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Long handed out a career-high 14 assists, which is the third best single-game total in school history.
Lamar shot 46 percent from the field, including 57.1 percent in the second half, but was just 2-of-5 in the overtime. The Cardinals were also just 1-of-3 from the free throw line in the extra period, and shot 55.6 percent (10-of-18) for the game.
Dill, Allison and Naylor each scored 16 points to lead the Bobcats. Allison also grabbed 10 rebounds to record a double-double. Andre Oupoh chipped in 11 points.
TXST shot 44.4 percent from the field, 34.6 percent from 3-point range and 78.3 percent (18-of-23) from the free throw line. The Bobcats outrebounded Lamar 42 to 34, including grabbing 14 on the offensive glass which led to a 20 to eight advantage in second chance points.