UNC-Greensboro defeats Appalachian St 85-83 in OT

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BOONE, N.C. (AP)—Damian Eargle scored four of his 25 points in a decisive run by North Carolina-Greensboro to defeat Appalachian State 85-83 in overtime on Saturday.

UNC Greensboro (2-11, 1-3 Southern Conference) trailed 79-78 with 2:44 left in overtime. But Eeargle helped Greensboro go on a 6-2 run to claim an 84-81 lead with 27 seconds left in overtime.

Appalachian State’s Ryann Abraham then hit two free throws to make the score 84-83 with 14 seconds left.

Abraham, who led the Mountaineers (6-6, 3-1) with 21 points, had a chance to tie the score and send the game into a second overtime, but he missed on a layup with 3 seconds remaining.

Stywall had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Mikko Koivisto added 16 points and Eargle grabbed 11 rebounds for the Spartans.

A 3-pointer by Appalachian State’s Donald Sims with 1 second left in regulation sent the game to overtime.

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