ARLINGTON, Va. – Host Marymount University scored the initial eight points of overtime Wednesday night on its way to an 88-81 non-conference men's basketball victory over Shenandoah University.
Shenandoah (5-11), which erased an 11-point second half deficit, had a chance to win in regulation before turning the ball over with 1.5 seconds remaining.
Marymount (8-9) was not able to get off a shot in that final 1.5 seconds, but made up for it in the extra session.
The Saints scored the first eight points of OT, holding SU scoreless until the 2:02, and coasted home to the seven-point win.
The Hornets helped out their hosts by having a tough night from the line.
Shenandoah missed 18 of 25 attempts (28 percent) at the charity stripe, including both ends of six two-shot free throw opportunities and the front end of one one-and-one.
SU made up for those struggles by taking 20 more attempts from the field than Marymount (77 versus 57) while shooting 46 percent.
Marymount, thanks to a 30-foot heave right before the halftime buzzer, took a 41-31 lead at the break.
After SU cut the lead to four by the 13:56 mark, the Saints answered with a 13-5 run over the next 3:48 to extend their lead out to 12 points.
Shenandoah closed regulation with a 19-8 run, finishing with a Christopher Chaney layup with 21 seconds remaining.
Following a time-out, SU forced a turnover on a five-second call to regain possession with 17.2 seconds left.
The Hornets called a timeout of their own with 15.2 seconds left, but were unable to get off a shot in regulation.
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- Shenandoah now has won 16 of 21 lifetime meetings versus Marymount
- Jalyn Jarrett's seven steals is the third highest total in program history
- Jarrett set new career highs in points, 18, steals, 7, and minutes played, 42
- Marymount shot 56 percent (32-of-57) from the field and 50 percent (6-of-12) from the line
- Shenandoah is now 2-4 in overtime during the Walsh era