When and Where: November 25, 2018 – Manchester, N.H. (Stan Spirou Field House)
Score: Southern New Hampshire University 99, Post University 91 (2OT)
Records: SNHU 4-2, Post 1-4
Senior Daquaise Andrews (Queens, N.Y.) went off for a career-high 37 points to lead the Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team to a 99-91 double-overtime victory against Post University on Sunday at the Stan Spirou Field House.
- Andrews made 10 of his 26 shots from the field and drained 17 of his program-record 25 attempts at the line, as he slashed and drove his way to the hoop and drew 13 fouls on the afternoon. He secured his second double-double of the season with 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
- Junior Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) posted 16 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3-FG, 4-5 FT), six rebounds and two blocks.
- Classmate Ryogo Sumino (Kanagawa, Japan) equaled Joyce with a season-high 16 points (5-11 FG, 6-6 FT), six boards and four assists.
- Fellow junior Shawn Montague (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) collected his third straight double-double with 10 points (3-7 FG, 4-7 FT), 10 rebounds and a pair of blocks.
- Tyshon Rogers paced the Eagles with 19 points, while Dwight Felton added 18.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- In a first half that witnessed seven lead changes, six ties and no margin larger than three, Southern New Hampshire trailed by two with just over four minutes to go when a 3-pointer from freshman Justyn Lacy (Catskill, N.Y.) sparked a 5-0 spurt that put the Penmen in front, 32-29 with 3:12 remaining. They would take a 34-31 lead into the locker room.
- With the gap still at three just under 90 seconds into the second half, a 6-0 rush – capped by a Joyce trey – stretched the SNHU lead to nine at 42-33 with 17:52 to go. A balanced 14-2 run from Post later in the stanza – with six different scorers contributing – opened its largest lead of the contest at 61-56 with 8:00 to play.
- The Penmen deficit stood at three with under four minutes on the clock when a 10-3 stretch – led by five points from Andrews – put them back in front, 73-69, with 22 seconds remaining. After Marcus Johnson drained a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, Sumino sank a pair at the line to make it a three-point game, but Rogers pulled up from deep and knocked down a triple with just over six seconds to go to knot the game at 75-all. Andrews then sped the length of the floor and kicked the ball to a teammate in the right corner, but the shot would not fall as time expired.
- After Andrews opened the first overtime with a layup, a 6-1 spurt gave Post an 81-78 advantage with three minutes left. Four straight leapfrogged the hosts in front at 82-81 a minute later, but a Jorge Torres bucket with 1:12 on the clock gave the Eagles the lead back at 83-82.
- SNHU responded in a big way, as senior Charlie Russo (Syracuse, N.Y.) buried a huge 3-pointer with just under a minute remaining to give the Penmen an 85-83 lead. Post answered back, however, with Rogers dropping in a layup with 34 seconds left to tie it. Southern New Hampshire again came away with a good look at the end of the frame, but could not get it to go.
- Andrews scored the first four points of the second overtime, as the Penmen opened on a 14-3 wave – with nine points from Andrews and four from Sumino – to seize their largest lead of the night at 99-88 with 18 seconds left.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Southern New Hampshire outshot Post, 43.8 percent (28-64) to 38.7 percent (29-75), including 38.5 percent (5-13) to 23.8 percent (5-21) in the two overtime periods.
- SNHU also feasted at the line behind Andrews' performance, going plus-20 and outshooting Post, 74.5 percent (38-51) to 69.2 percent (18-26).
- The Eagles were nearly lights out from deep, holding a 57.7 percent (15-26) to 27.8 percent (5-18) advantage,
- The Penmen won the glass (49-44) and the paint (40-28), scored more points off mistakes (29-18), and piled up more fast break points (30-5), while also featuring a better assist-to-turnover ratio (16/20-14/21).
- Andrews scored nine of SNHU's 14 points in the second overtime and 14 of 24 in the two extra sessions, combined.
- Andrews made it to the line just one fewer time (25) than Post's entire team (26).
- Lacy netted seven points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3-FG, 4-4 FT) and grabbed two rebounds.
- Russo tallied six points (1-3 FG, 1-3 3-FG, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
- The 25 free throw attempts for Andrews are the most ever in a game for a single Penmen, breaking the previous record of Billy Dunn, who took 21 free throws against Le Moyne on Jan. 16, 1982.
- Andrews' 37 points move him past Mark Yeaton (1999-04) and into 35th place on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,241 points.
- Andrews' second double-double of the season is the 12th of his career. The double-double for Montague is the third of his Penmen career.
- The Penmen return to action Wednesday, Nov. 28 (7:30 p.m.) when they play host to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at the Field House in a game that will air on WGIR 610-AM.
- SNHU was home for four straight to begin the year, as well as six of seven in the month of November.
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