Fisher leads Kent St. over Saint Louis in overtime
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Al Fisher scored 16 of his team’s 17 points in overtime and hit the game-winning layup with 2.1 seconds left as Kent State beat Saint Louis 76-74 Wednesday night.
Fisher was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in the overtime session for Kent State (2-0) and finished with a game-high 35 points.
Kevin Lisch scored 22 points to lead Saint Louis (1-1), which also got 19 points and 12 rebounds from Tommie Liddell III.
Trailing by four, the Billikens took a 36-30 lead with 13:32 left in the game on a jumper by Barry Eberhardt. Kent State then tied at 36-36 and neither team led by more than three points after that.
The Golden Flashes had a chance to win it in regulation when Fisher hit a driving shot in the lane to tie it at 60-60 while being fouled by Eberhardt. But Fisher missed the free throw and Lisch’s long 3-pointer at the buzzer was long, sending the game to overtime.