No. 10 St. Louis holds off pesky George Mason in OT
Fairfax, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordair Jett scored 25 points to help No. 10 Saint Louis hang on to win, 89-85, in overtime over George Mason and extend their school-best winning streak to 18 games.
Trailing 72-71, Bryon Allen took the ball off the inbounds and drove in, but threw up a bad shot. Alen Jenkins grabbed the ball and was fouled by Dwayne Evans on his put-back attempt. Jenkins went to the line for two and drained both shots to give the Patriots (9-17, 2-10 A-10) a one-point lead with five seconds left.
Jett inbounded the ball and got the ball right back. He raced down the court and got fouled on his layup attempt with 0.9 seconds left. Jett missed the first shot, but made the second to send the game into overtime.
Saint Louis (24-2, 11-0) took control in overtime after Rob Loe knocked down back-to-back triples and Jet scored four points to give the Billikens a four- point lead with less than two minutes left.
02/19 21:49:00 ET