HONOLULU (Feb. 27, 2014) – With seven seconds to go in overtime Robbie Mitchell took the inbound pass coast-to-coast through traffic to get the layup to go down to beat Chaminade 99-98 on Thursday night.
With a season full of overtimes, the Seasiders (15-11, 13-7) decided to add one more to make it eight on the last night of the regular season, one shy of the NCAA record.
Mitchell finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Cory Lange came up big with a team-high 25 points, going 4 of 5 from the 3-point line.
BYU-Hawaii overcame 29.4 percent shooting in the first half to shoot 52.9 percent in the second half and 66.7 in overtime to win it.
Chaminade (15-12, 12-7) scored the first six in overtime but BYU-Hawaii kept finding ways to battle back.
Aston got the Seasiders on the board in overtime with a long triple and scored two more points at the free throw line.
Coro drilled a three from the corner to make it a one-point game and Mitchell made two from the free throw line to take a 93-92 lead with 1:35 left in overtime.
The teams went back-and-forth including a make from the Silverswords with seven seconds left, setting up Mitchell's heroics.
BYU-Hawaii trailed for much of the second half, but never by more than seven points.
Lange was huge in the second half, sparking a run that brought the Seasiders all the way back to tie it up at 75-75 with two minutes to go in regulation.
Up three with 16.8 seconds left, Chaminade hit a triple to send it to overtime. BYU-Hawaii had a look to win it tied at 83-83 but got no help and the game went in to overtime for the eighth time this season.
BYU-Hawaii awaits the start of the Pacific West Conference tournament next week, where it will face Chaminade yet again as the likely four and five seeds.