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Youngstown State earns 84-80 OT win over Milwaukee

Fri, Feb 23, 2024

Youngstown State earns 84-80 OT win over Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) - John Lovelace Jr. threw down three dunks in overtime, one for a three-point play, to help carry Youngstown State to an 84-80 win over Milwaukee on Friday. night.

Faizon Fields got to the basket for a layup with 14 seconds left in regulation to pull Milwaukee even and force the extra period, but DJ Burns got a steal to start overtime and turned it into a layup and Lovelace threw down a dunk, drew a foul and added the free throw with 3:17 left to put the Penguins in front for good.

Burns and Ziggy Reid each scored 16 points and Burns had 10 rebounds and four steals for the Penguins (20-9, 12-6 Horizon League). Reid was 5 of 14 from the floor, including 2 for 5 from 3-point range, and 4 for 4 from the line, and added eight rebounds. Lovelace was 5 of 10 shooting, including 2 for 4 from 3-point range, and went 3 for 3 from the line to finish with 15 points.

The Panthers (14-14, 9-8) were led in scoring by BJ Freeman, who finished with 22 points, eight assists and two blocks. Faizon Fields added 13 points, 10 rebounds and two steals for Milwaukee. Kentrell Pullian also had 13 points.

Both teams next play Sunday. Youngstown State visits Green Bay and Milwaukee plays Purdue Fort Wayne at home.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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