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MSC Men's Basketball: LWC 81. Life 85 - in double OT

Five Blue Raiders (7-4, 0-1 MSC) scored in double figures led by Charles Sutton and Dmitry Utolin who each scored 16. Bryan Wallace chipped in with 13 and Nic Brown and Marshall Griffith each finished with 11.
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By Anthony Latessa
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COLUMBIA, KY (25 Nov 2016) - The No. 20-ranked Lindsey Wilson men's basketball team lost its Mid-South Conference Opener to Life (GA) 85-81 in double overtime on Saturday at Biggers Sports Center.


Five Blue Raiders (7-4, 0-1 MSC) scored in double figures led by Charles Sutton and Dmitry Utolin who each scored 16. Bryan Wallace chipped in with 13 and Nic Brown and Marshall Griffith each finished with 11.

The Blue Raiders trailed at the half 34-32 shooting 48.1 percent from the field but only 1-of-8 from three. Lindsey Wilson went on a 13-5 run to take a 28-18 lead with 5:54 left in the half. The Running Eagles (3-4, 1-0 MSC) would answer back with an 8-0 run to cut the lead to two and then took the lead near the end of the first half.

Lindsey Wilson trailed 41-34 early in the second half then went on a 6-0 run to cut the Life lead to one with 16:07 left in the second half. The two teams exchanged leads for the rest of the half. Utolin made a three pointer with three minutes left in the half to give the Blue Raiders a 66-63 lead. After that basket the Blue Raiders went scoreless the rest of the way in the half. Dalarian Williams made a shot with 33 seconds left to tie the game up.

Life went on a quick 6-0 run to take a 72-66 lead in the first overtime. The Blue Raiders were down 74-71 with 38 seconds left. After a Running Eagles miss Lindsey Wilson had one final chance to tie it up. Griffith was successful on a deep three point attempt to tie the game at 74 with nine seconds left.

Life jumped out to a 78-74 lead early in the second overtime. The Blue Raiders responded with a 7-0 run of their own to take an 81-78 lead with 2:03 remaining in the second overtime period. The Running Eagles would close out the second overtime on a 7-0 run.

Life had four players in double figures led by Williams who had 18. Jameik Riviere scored 14, Jonathan Beausejour had 12 and Chris Rhoney chipped in with 10.


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