Morgan State needs overtime to top Utah Valley, 73-72
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Toto Fagbenle’s two free throws in the final minute of overtime allowed Morgan State to escape the first-round of the Jamaica Classic tournament with a 73-72 win over Utah Valley on Friday night.
Le’Tre Darthard’s two free throws with 3:09 left gave the Wolverines a 72-68 lead, but would not score again. Khalil Turner cut the deficit to one, 72-71 with a 3-pointer a half-minute later.
Darthard scored at the basket with 16 seconds left in regulation to tie the game and force extended play.
Malik Miller led the Bears (2-3) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Isaiah Burke scored 15 points and Turner finished with 14.
Aziz Bandaogo led Utah Valley with 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots. Darthard had 12 points and Justin Harmon added 11.
It was the second straight overtime loss for Utah Valley, which lost to Wake Forest on a last-second 3-pointer in overtime Tuesday.
Utah Valley will play Green Bay Sunday in Jamaica.
Morgan State takes on Queens Sunday.
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