Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – For the first ten minutes of Tuesday night's Men's Basketball game between Southern Vermont College and Skidmore it looked like a repeat of last year's, NCAA record seven overtime game. A year ago the two squads played the longest Division III game in NCAA history when Skidmore won 128-123 at Southern Vermont. Tuesday Skidmore won 91-57.
Tuesday night's game, at Williamson Sports Center in Saratoga, NY, had little similarity after the opening ten minutes. With 10:13 remaining in the first half the two teams were tied at 20. Then Skidmore went on a 20-5 run en route to a 45-29 half time advantage.
In the second half Skidmore didn't allow SVC to make a run. The Thoroughbreds opened the half on a 26-7 run over the first nine minutes. Terron Victoria led a balanced Skidmore attack with 14 points, six rebounds and five assists. Brian Lowry added 13 points, while Melvis Langyintuo tallied 11 and Raoul Oloa poured in 10 off the bench. Gerard O'Shea finished with nine points, six assists, five rebounds and four steals.
Avery Mitchell (Schenectady, NY) led all scorers with 19 points for Southern Vermont, while Taeshon Johnson (Charlotte, NC) posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman, Jordan Santiago (Westfield, MA) added 10 points.
Skidmore forced 20 Mountaineer turnovers, while committing just three and had 25 assists on 35 made shots. Skidmore returns to action on Nov. 30, when they host Oneonta St. for a 7 p.m. tip-off. The Mountaineers host Middlebury on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.