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New Hampshire 92, Maryland-Baltimore County 86

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New Hampshire rallied from a 16-point deficit to defeat Maryland-Baltimore County 92-86 in an overtime thriller Wednesday in Durham, N.H.

A 28-foot buzzer-beater by the Maryland-Baltimore County's Brian Neller sent the game into overtime, but the Wildcats outscored the Retrievers 18-12 in the extra session to pick up the win.

Patrick Konan had 22 points and added 10 rebounds, while Chandler Rhoads had 20 points and five assists for the Wildcats (7-16, 3-8 America East).

For the Retrievers (6-19, 4-8), Joey Getz had a career-high 22 points off the bench, while Neller had 19 and Ryan Cook had 15 points and seven rebounds.

The Wildcats trailed for much of the game, as the Retrievers opened up a 33-17 first half lead on the strength of a 16-3 run and went into halftime with a 43-33 advantage.

In the second half, the Wildcats erased the deficit, tying the game at 60-all with 6:14 left and took a four point lead with 51.1 seconds left on a Konan 3-pointer.

The Wildcats were still up by four when Getz's basket cut the Wildcats' lead to 73-71 with 11.8 seconds left.

Jordon Bronner then had a chance to seal the game for the Wildcats, but missed the front end of a 1-and-1, setting the stage for Neller's 3-pointer that sent the game into overtime.

In overtime, the Wildcats led by as many as five, but a Getz layup cut the lead to 88-85 with 23 seconds remaining.

After two missed Wildcat free throws, Getz made one of two free throws to cut the lead to two. The Wildcats, who shot just 63 percent from the free throw line (27 of 43), then sealed the game by making their last four.

The Wildcats shot 54 percent (29 of 54) from the field, while the Retrievers made 42 percent (28 of 67), 12 of those 3-pointers.
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