BOONE, N.C. -- Jamaal Trice scored 18 points, and Appalachian State came back from an eight-point deficit late in regulation to defeat Samford 70-67 in double overtime Thursday night.
Tevin Baskin scored 10 points, and Michael Obacha and Nathan Healy grabbed eight rebounds each for the Mountaineers (13-15, 9-8 Southern Conference), who have alternated wins and losses for the past seven games. It was their program record fifth overtime game this season.
Appalachian State scored the final eight points of regulation to tie the game 59-59 with Jay Canty making 1 of 2 free throws with 31 seconds left. Raijon Kelly's jumper had given the Bulldogs a 59-51 advantage at the 4:08 mark.
The first overtime ended 61-61, but Trice hit a 3-pointer 9 seconds into the second, and the Mountaineers held on to win.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.