Fall’s jumper sends SMU past Central Florida, 69-67, in overtime

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DALLAS (AP)—Bamba Fall’s jump shot with 22.8 seconds remaining in overtime gave Southern Methodist a 69-67 win over Central Florida on Saturday night.

The Knights had one more shot, but leading scorer Jermaine Taylor missed as time expired. Taylor finished with 26 points.

Jon Killen, who got the assist on Fall’s game-winner, finished with 28 points to lead the Mustangs (7-11, 1-4 Conference USA). Fall had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Dave Noel had 12 points for the Knights (11-8, 4-1). Tony Davis grabbed 10 rebounds.

The game featured eight lead changes and six ties.

Central Florida led 38-28 at the break but was outscored 34-24 in the second half.

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