CONWAY, Ark. -- Jarvis Garner tied his career high with 38 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and hit the game-sealing free throws for Central Arkansas in the third overtime of a 103-98 victory over McNeese State on Thursday night.
Down 97-96 with 2:53 remaining in the third overtime, Deshone McClure gave Central Arkansas (7-11, 2-5 Southland) the lead with a dunk, then Garner's jumper made it 100-97 and his two free throws with 21 seconds left sealed the deal.
Garner tied it at 78 as time expired at the end of regulation with a 3-pointer and hit another big shot from beyond the arc with 3 seconds left in overtime to tie it at 86, sending the teams to a second overtime.
LaQuentin Miles had 25 points and 10 assists for the Bears.
Desharick Guidry led McNeese State (8-9, 2-5) with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Ledrick Eackles had 26, hitting a pair of free throws at the end of regulation and the first overtime to give his team the lead before Garner's heroics.
Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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