Loyola (Maryland) 89, UMBC 83 (OT)

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Loyola (Maryland) senior guard Dylon Cormier scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Greyhounds rallied from a second-half deficit to beat Maryland-Baltimore County 89-83 in overtime Wednesday at the RAC Arena in Catonsville, Md.

Cormier sealed the win with a layup to make it 89-81 with 17 seconds left in overtime as the Greyhounds improved to 4-0.

Forward Malik Garner scored 18 points and forward Chase Plummer added 17 for Maryland-Baltimore County. The Retrievers (2-3) also got 13 points from guard Rodney Elliott and 11 from forward/center Brett Roseboro.

It was the fourth overtime game in a row for Maryland-Baltimore County, the longest streak in school history.

UMBC led 58-44 with 7:57 left in regulation, but Loyola tied the game at 76-76 with 11 seconds left in regulation on a free throw by Cormier. Maryland-Baltimore County had a chance to win in the closing seconds of regulation but Elliott, a freshman, missed a free throw, sending the game in overtime.

Cormier, one of the top players in the Patriot League, had 12 points in the first half for the Greyhounds.

Maryland-Baltimore County, from the America East Conference, led 33-29 at halftime as the hosts dominated the boards, 20-12. But Loyola, under first-year head coach G.G. Smith, battled back in the second half behind Baltimore product Cormier of Cardinal Gibbons High.
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