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Tartans Win Double Overtime Thriller at Denison 98-90

Tartans Win Double Overtime Thriller at Denison 98-90

(GRANVILLE, Ohio) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team traveled to Granville, Ohio on Saturday to play the Big Red od Denison University and left with a 98-90 double overtime victory.

Game Information
Carnegie Mellon 98, Denison 90
: Carnegie Mellon (3-0), Denison (2-3)
Granville, Ohio (Livingston Gymnasium)

How it Happened

  • Denison led 50-35 after the first twenty minutes of play,
  • The Big Red continued to have control of the contest until midway through the second half when the Tartans used a 15-2 run over a five-minute stretch to pull within a point at 72-71 with 4:09 left in regulation. During the run, five different Tartans scored.
  • With 1:47 on the clock, junior Jack Stone connected on a jump that gave the Tartans their first lead since three minutes into play at 75-74.
  • With two ticks on the clock and the Tartans leading 78-76, Denison's Ricky Radtke grabbed an offensive rebound and laid it back in the hoop to send the game into overtime.
  • The first overtime saw the Big Red jump out to an 86-79 advantage two minutes into play, but the Tartans scored the final seven points of the first overtime. The last two points coming from junior R.J. Holmes who scored with 10 ticks left on a second chance bucket to send the game into a second extra frame.
  • The second overtime saw the Tartans jump out to a four-point lead and never looked back.

Tartan Stats

  • Carnegie Mellon shot 50.0% from the floor.
  • The Tartans bench scored 47 points.
  • Senior Kevin Sax led the Tartans with a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the floor. The senior also hauled down a career-best 14 rebounds.
  • Stone also tabbed double figures with a career-high 23 points with freshman Justin Allen recording a season-best 14 in the win.

Big Red Stats

  • The Big Red had four score in double figures with Tyer Miller leading with 22 points.
  • Scotty Dean ended with 16 points, Darren Rubin 15, while Chase Ouellette and Radtke each finished with 11.

Game Notes

  • The Tartans have a record of 7-3 in their last 10 overtime contests.
  • The double-double for Sax is his first this season and fourth of his career.

Up Next

  • Carnegie Mellon will travel to Oberlin College, November 22 with a tip at 7:00 p.m.