Men's Basketball

Women: EKU beats Tenn. State in two OTs

Eastern Kentucky scored the first 10 points of the second overtime and went on to a 91-86 victory over visiting Tennessee State on Saturday night.

Brittany Coles hit a three-pointer and a jumper during the 10-0 run and finished with a career-high 26 points for EKU (6-14, 3-8 Ohio Valley Conference). Marie Carpenter added 25 points, matching her career high.

Tennessee State (5-16, 2-9) made late baskets to force both overtime periods. Meredith Stafford's driving layup with 15 seconds left sent the game to its first overtime tied at 68.

In the first OT, Coles made two free throws with 26 seconds left to give EKU a 75-73 lead. Tennessee State's Jasmine Brimm drove for a layup and was fouled with seven seconds left but missed the free throw, sending the game to a second overtime.

EKU nearly blew its 10-point lead in the second overtime at the free-throw line. Aided by five missed EKU free-throw attempts, Tennessee State rolled off eight consecutive points to pull to 85-83 with 31 seconds to play. Carpenter finally made a pair of foul shots with 29 seconds left, and Shakeyia Colyer went 4-for-4 from the line to secure the victory.

Tayla Foster and Kim Haynes scored 20 points apiece for Tennessee State.

Louisville 56, Rutgers 45: Host Louisville went on a 17-0 run in the second half and came from behind to beat Rutgers in a Big East matchup. Monique Reid had 17 points and six rebounds for Louisville (14-8, 5-3). April Sykes had 20 points for Rutgers (12-8, 5-2).

Transylvania 61, Rose-Hulman 56: Olivia Akridge made the go-ahead bucket with a minute left and added a pair of free throws with 25 seconds to play to lead visiting Transylvania (14-5, 9-3 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) to victory. Akridge finished with 20 points and eight rebounds. Heather Finnell had 14 points for Rose-Hulman (6-13, 4-8).

Campbellsville 81, Georgetown 63: Host Georgetown fell behind by 20 in the first half and never recovered in the loss to Mid-South Conference foe Campbellsville. Georgetown (7-15, 3-8) shot 23.3 percent from the field in the first half.

Whitney Ballinger had a double-double by halftime and led Campbellsville (16-3, 9-1) with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Kourtney Tyra had nine points for Georgetown.

Florida Atlantic 79, Western Kentucky 67: Host Florida Atlantic (5-15, 2-7 Sun Belt) shot 55.2 percent in the second half and posted its first victory over Western Kentucky (8-13, 5-4). Amy McNear scored a season-high 23 points for WKU, becoming the 33rd player in program history to reach 1,000 in a career. But WKU failed to hold an early 17-4 lead.

Breana Turner led FAU with 17 points.

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