ST. GEORGE, Utah (Feb. 11, 2014) – The seventh overtime game of the season was unlucky for the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team as the Seasiders fell 107-94 to Dixie State on Tuesday.
The Seasiders (11-10, 9-6) rallied to lead late into the second half by nine points with 2:27 to go in regulation. Dixie State (17-4, 11-4) kept hanging around and capitalized on some crucial mistakes down the stretch.
A couple of BYU-Hawaii turnovers, an offensive rebound for Dixie State, enough free throws and a huge 3-pointer before the buzzer brought the Red Storm back to tie the game at 90-90 and go to overtime.
From the overtime tip it was all Dixie State, as the Red Storm scored the first 10 points and BYU-Hawaii could never really get anything going again, falling 107-94.
The Seasiders shot 44.4 percent for the game to Dixie State's 47.6 percent and had five total players in double figures. Scott Friel and Pablo Coro both scored 14 apiece and DeAndre Medlock added 10 points. Robbie Mitchell scored nine points and had six assists. Friel added four steals.
The first half was back and forth and saw the Red Storm take a lead into halftime at 46-44.
In the second half BYU-Hawaii took control for most of regulation before the last few minutes and got into trouble.
The Seasiders pushed the lead to nine points at different spots, but every time they looked like they were running away the Dixie State was able to find an answer to stay within reach.
BYU-Hawaii will look to get back on track in California for Azusa Pacific on Thursday to play the Cougars at 7:30 p.m. PT.