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
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
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.