OAKLAND, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014) – Jerome Harris hit a big 3-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime and the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team did the rest, outscoring Holy Names 13-1 in overtime to win 89-77 on Monday night.
Down 76-73, Harris drilled a long triple with a defender in his face with four seconds left to send it to overtime. Harris finished with 10 points.
Scott Friel was a double-double machine again, going for 20 points and 13 rebounds, his third double-double in five games. Pablo Coro was on fire in the first half, hitting four treys before halftime, finishing with 22 points and five threes.
After being down as many as 17 in the first half, BYU-Hawaii cut the lead down to five at halftime, fought back in the second half and owned the overtime period. The team shot 47 percent for the game, including 51.9 percent in the second half and 3 of 3 in overtime.
The Seasiders were down 51-47 with 10:30 to go in regulation and went on a 12-3 run to retake the lead.
Tyler Tuliau hit four straight including a step-back jumper to tie it up and Aston hit back-to-back treys and BYU-Hawaii led 59-54 with 7:40 remaining.
The Hawks battled back and retook the lead down the stretch but the Seasiders stayed alive.
Friel completed an and-one play to make it 70-68 inside of one minute. Coro drilled his fifth 3-pointer of the game to keep BYU-Hawaii within one at 43.1 seconds left in regulation.
Down three, Harris drained his three to send the game to OT where BYU-Hawaii dominated.
The Seasiders ratcheted up the defense in overtime, outscoring the Hawks 13-1. Friel scored the first four in the first minute and set the tone to lift BYU-Hawaii.
Earlier, BYU-Hawaii came out sluggish in the opening minutes of the game but Coro shot the Seasiders back into contention.
Down 30-13, Coro started to go off, scoring eight-straight Seasider points to cut it down to 32-21 and Medlock scored the next four to keep chipping away with under five remaining in the first half.
After Friel's layup, Coro drilled his fourth trey and Friel added two more makes to trim the lead all the way down to 37-34 behind a 21-7 run inside of one minute left until halftime.
The Hawks had just a 39-34 advantage after leading by as many as 17. Coro had 16 at the break with four 3-pointers.
Up next, BYU-Hawaii faces Notre Dame de Namur on Thursday at 7:30 p.m PT.