Waginger scores 5 of his 20 points in OT to lead Catamounts, 89-84

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KENT, Ohio (AP)—Brigham Waginger scored 20 points, including five in overtime, to lead Western Carolina to an 89-84 victory over Kent State on Saturday night.

Kent State’s Al Fisher hit a foul shot with 7 seconds left to tie the game at 77-77 and force the overtime.

In the extra period, Waginger hit a layup to put Western Carolina (4-2) ahead 84-81 only to have Chris Singletary, who led Kent State (3-5) with 29 points, hit a 3-pointer to tie it.

But Harouna Mutombo, who had 16 points, hit two foul shots with 1:17 remaining before Waginger hit two clinching free throws with 14 seconds left and then added another with a second remaining.

Jake Robinson had 18 points and Brandon Giles added 16 for the Catamounts.

Brandon Parks scored 22 points and Fisher had 12 for Kent State.

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 Western Carolina
Brigham Waginger Brigham Waginger
7-10,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Kent St.
Chris Singletary Chris Singletary
9-14,  29 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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