Demps’ free throw in OT gives Florida A&M 90-89 win over Morgan St.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)—Darryl Demps’ free throw with 13.7 seconds left in overtime boosted Florida A&M to a 90-89 upset win over Morgan State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game on Saturday.
Demps, who was only in the game because FAMU’s other two big men Akini Akini and Larry Jackson had fouled out, made 1-of-2 from the free throw line and the Bears turned the ball over at the other end to seal the win.
The Rattlers (11-14, 5-6 MEAC) snapped a four game losing streak with the victory.
FAMU trailed by as many as 21 in the game, but closed the second half on a 17-4 run. Lamar Twitty’s 3-pointer tied the game with 18 seconds left in regulation, and Lamar Smith’s deep 3-pointer rattled out and the game went to overtime.
Twitty led the Rattlers with 28 points and 10 rebounds. He finished 10-of-14 from the field. Leslie Robinson added 23 points, and Akini and Jackson both scored 11.
Smith scored a game high 34 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Bears (15-9, 9-2 MEAC), but he was forced to watch the games final sequence after his fifth foul sent Demps to the line. Boubacar Coly scored 14 points and had 14 rebounds, and Karanvir Aujla added 11.