Rice beats S. Alabama 96-93 in 3OT on 3 at buzzer

The Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- Max Guercy hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Rice a 96-93 victory of South Alabama in triple overtime.

Guercy scored the final seven points for the Owls (4-5) in the third overtime, including a jumper to tie the score at 93-93 with 1:09 left and the game-winner. Guercy finished with 20 points while Sean Obi had 25 points and 19 rebounds for Rice.

Augustine Rubit hit two free throws for South Alabama (5-4) with 19 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 67-67 and force overtime.

The trend of late, game-tying free throws continued for the Jaguars with Mychal Ammons making two with 34 seconds left in the first overtime to force a second frame.

In the second overtime, Antoine Allen hit two free throws for South Alabama with 18 seconds left to force a third extra period. Allen finished with 26 points.

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