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March 1, 2013

Double OT loss sinks LU's long-shot SLC tourney hopes

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BEAUMONT — After a missed layup by Anthony Borden with just seven seconds to play, Stan

Brown also made just 1-of-2 for the Cards with 3.7 seconds showing on the clock.

Down 91-88, UCA threw a three-quarter court pass to Ryan Williams who quickly

passed to Miles. The junior guard lined up the 3-pointer and buried it as time

expired to force a second overtime at 91 apiece.

The Cardinals finally ran out of gas in the second extra session. UCA scored the

first five points to open a 96-91 lead and Lamar never got closer than three

again. Miles, who finished with 19 points after scoring just two in the first

half, gave UCA a 104-95 lead with 52 seconds to play as he hit a layup, was

fouled and made the free throw.

Freshman Donnell Minton scored a layup with 17 seconds left to get Lamar within

six at 105-99, but that was as close as it would get. Jarvis Garner, who had 13

points and a game-high 14 rebounds, knocked down 1-of-2 free throws at the

15-second mark to close the scoring.

As in the first meeting this year, an 88-59 UCA win in Conway, the Bears were

able to hurt the Cardinals with outside shooting. Led by Robert Crawford’s

deadly shooting, UCA finished 11-of-21 from 3-point range while the Cardinals

were 0-of-5.

Crawford, who led all scorers with 30 points, knocked down seven of his nine

attempts from beyond the arc. The biggest came late in regulation as Lamar led

74-69 with less than 30 seconds to play. Crawford drilled a corner trey and was

fouled by Minor. He would add the free throw to pull the Bears to within one at

74-73.

Lamar led by as many as eight points in the first half before UCA closed on a

12-2 run over the final four minutes to take a 37-35 lead into the break. The

Bears then scored the first 11 points of the second half and were up 48-35.

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