Brennan Smith scored a game-high 27 points and Waynesburg converted 11 of 12 free throws in overtime to upset host Saint Vincent, 73-68, in a PAC men’s basketball thriller on Wednesday.
It was Waynesburg’s third win in a row after an 0-12 start.
The Yellow Jackets (3-12, 3-3) were held without a field goal in the extra frame but Smith made all eight of his foul shots, including a pair with 2:15 left that broke a 66-66 tie and put Waynesburg ahead to stay, and two more with 52 seconds left to make it 70-66. Frank Bozicevic, who tallied 20 points, sealed it by converting three out of four free throws over the final 29 seconds.
Waynesburg led 25-23 at halftime. The Bearcats (9-6, 4-2) forced overtime when Josh Duda made a pair of foul shots with 23 seconds left in regulation after Smith had put the Yellow Jackets ahead by two with a layup at 40 seconds.
Isaiah Alonzo had a double-double for Waynesburg with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Duda came off the bench to lead Saint Vincent with 16 points.