November 23, 2010
SVC Mountaineers MBB & Skidmore Thoroughbreds Tie NCAA All-Divisions Record with 7OT Barnburner Thriller
BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Southern Vermont College Mountaineers and the Skidmore College Thoroughbred men's basketball squads tied an NCAA All-Divisions record Tuesday night when the two teams battled hard for seven overtimes. In the end SVC fell short to its non-conference nemesis 128-123 in what was the longest game in history!
"It's difficult to reconcile your emotions when you have just participated in such an epic event and lost," said Mike McDonough. "But to a man, both teams will take a way something from tonight that they will never forget."
At the end of regulation the game was tied at 59-59. In each of the first five overtimes the teams only managed eight points apiece. In the 6th and 7th OT the teams turned it on and scored 12 points in the 6th and 12-11 in the 7th OT.
Each team had four players foul out in the three hours and 50 minutes game. The Mountaineers shot for 37.2% on the night with 27 turnovers and the Thoroughbreds shot 36.8% with 25 turnovers.
The Thoroughbreds had six score in double digits while the Mountaineers had four score on the double side. Junior guard
The Thoroughbreds were led by John Mantas (27), Gerard O'Shea (20), Melvis Langyintuo (18), Brian Lowry (16), Terron Victoria (15), and Sakhile Sithole (14).
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led both sides with 28 rebounds. Spratling added 18, while Johnson contributed 10 boards.
Skidmore's Langyintuo finished with 21, while Sithole and Kyle Clark rounded out the box with 13 points and 10 points respectively.
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Skidmore...............................25 34 8 8 9 8 8 12 16 - 128
Southern Vermont.................32 27 8 8 9 8 8 12 11 - 123