BSU Continues to Roll With 103-100 Triple OT Win
Sunday, November 23, 2003
Nov. 23, 2003

PITTSBURG, KAN. -- Facing his alma mater for the first time, BSU men’s basketball (3-0, 0-0) head coach Jeff Guiot and the Beavers defeated Pittsburg State (Kan.) (2-1, 0-0) yesterday, 103-100 in triple overtime at the Pepsi-Edge 3D Classic, hosted by PSU. It was the longest game in school history. The win extended BSU’s best start in seven seasons.

Guiot was an NAIA All-American from 1985-87 at PSU.

Senior Charles Hanks had 20 points and nine rebounds while junior Sherwin Johnsonrecorded his first career BSU double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds.

Johnson, who is a transfer from Pratt CC (Kan.), scored six of BSU’s 11 points in the third overtime stanza.

The Beavers trailed for much of the first half, by as many as eight, after a three-pointer by PSU’s Ryan Odaffer with 7:27 remaining. Pittsburg State took a 34-31 lead into the locker room.

BSU took its first lead of the second half with a trifecta by freshman Martez Young at the 10:15 mark. The score stood 50-47 at that point. The Gorillas fought back with two three-pointers by Jason Taylor and Eddie Jackson with 20 seconds remaining in the contest. BSU senior Jamal Clements connected on two free throws to give the green and white a three-point cushion before Jackson’s heroics.

Jackson again hit from deep in the first overtime, this time with :04 second left to tie the score at 85-85. He finished with a game-high 32 points, including five-of-13 behind the arc.

The second overtime period saw both teams struggle to score as a combined 12 points were added to the scoreboard. Junior James Roberson saved BSU at the 1:19 mark with a basket to notch the score at 92-92. The is how it stood going into the third and final overtime.

Just six seconds in, senior Adam Daley knocked down a three-pointer and gave the Beavers the lead for good and sent them to their third straight win of the season.

Overall, BSU shot 43 percent (41-of-95) and held Pittsburg State to 33 percent (29-of-88). The Beavers hit nine-of-32 (.281) from the land of deep and just 12-of-25 (.480) from the charity stripe. Meanwhile, the Gorillas were 12-of-39 (.308) from beyond the arc and 30-of-42 (.714) in free throws. The three-pointers attempted set a new PSU single game high.

Chipping in points for the Beavers was redshirt freshman Marlon Walker with a personal-best 13 points and team-high eight rebounds. Roberson added 12 points and Daley came away with 10.

Jason Taylor tied the Gorilla record with 32 field goal attempts as he made nine of them; he finished with 29 points. Jamey Richardson recorded 15 points and 20 rebounds.

Bemidji State continues its tough non-conference schedule first by hosting Jamestown Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.; the Jimmies are No. 1 in the NAIA preseason polls. Then, BSU travels to Brookings, S.D., for the South Dakota State Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 28-29. The Beavers will face host No. 15 SDSU, Friday at 8:00 p.m. and No. 3 South Dakota at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.

NOTE: The Beavers move to 2-0 against Pittsburg State (KS) in the all-time series with the other meeting coming, Mar. 11, 1941...Leading the country in three’s per contest (11.7) last season, BSU has dropped in 11.7 per game this year; also, the Beavers have hit on five or more three’s in 38 straight...Adam Daley has now hit at least one long range bomb in 21 straight contests...By holding PSU to a .330 shooting mark, it is the lowest for a BSU opponent since Valley City State went 18-of-55 (.327) from the field, Nov. 22, 2002...BSU moves to 18-7 when Charles Hanks has 20+ points...The nine BSU three-pointers snapped a 10-game streak in which it went for 10 or more...BSU is off to its best start in seven seasons; the 1997-98 club won its first four of the year...Under coach Jeff Guiot, the Beavers are 8-0 when scoring 100 or more points and 3-3 in overtime affairs...With Pittsburg State scoring 100, it is the first time in Guiot’s era BSU has allowed that...There have been three double overtime contests in history with the last coming vs. Winona State, Dec. 29, 1983...BSU improves to 4-3 all-time against Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) schools.