Eastern Michigan outlasts Florida International in 4 OTs
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Nathan Scott hit a go-ahead shot with 4:01 left in the fourth overtime and Eastern Michigan wowed the crowd on George Gervin Day with a 92-88 victory over Florida International on Saturday.
The Eagles won the longest game in program history on a day Gervin was honored at halftime. The university announced that the Convocation Center will now be known as the George Gervin GameAbove Center.
Eastern Michigan's Colin Golson Jr. made a layup with 55 seconds left in regulation to send the game to OT tied at 55. FIU's Denver Jones was responsible for the next three extra period. Jones sank a 3 in the final minute to send the game to a second extra period and his free throw with 16 ticks left tied the game at 72, forcing a third OT. Jones' layup with 31 seconds left tied the game at 82 and led to a fourth OT.
Noah Farrakhan had a career-high 29 points to lead Eastern Michigan (5-5), but he also had nine of the Eagles' 22 turnovers. Monty Scott pitched in with 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the Eagles win for a fifth straight time. Bryce McBride added 15 points. Mo Njie had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Javaunte Hawkins scored a career-high 22 points for the Panthers (8-2), whose eight-game win streak was snapped. Jones scored a season-high 20 points and had 14 rebounds. Clevon Brown had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks.
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Updated December 11, 2021