Monarchs Hold On to Beat Hokies in OT, 94-92

December 04, 2003
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Dec 4, 2003

Box Score

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Isaiah Hunter made two free throws with 17 seconds left in overtime on Thursday night to lead Old Dominion over Virginia Tech 94-92. The win was ODU's first ever at Cassell Coliseum.

The Monarchs (1-2) missed two free throws with six seconds left in overtime, and the Hokies rebounded and pushed the ball up the court for a last second shot. Jamon Gordon's jumper missed with two seconds left, and the tip-in attempt by Mykhael Lattimore at the buzzer would not go in for Virginia Tech.

Gordon made a jumper with eight seconds left in overtime to pull the Hokies (3-2) within two 94-92. Virginia Tech fouled to stop the clock, but the Monarchs made seven of eight free throws in overtime.

After two free throws by Zabian Dowdell gave Virginia Tech an 85-82 lead with seven seconds left in regulation, Troy Nance made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

Hunter scored 21 points for the Monarchs, who led at the half 42-37. John Waller had 18 points, including 4-of-5 from behind the arc. The Monarchs hit 31-36 free throws on the night led by Alex Loughton(7-8) and Isaiah Hunter (6-6). John Waller led ODU with sevond rebounds, followed by Arnaud Dahi and Valdas Vasylius with six each.

Bryant Matthews led the Hokies with 37 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Gordon added 18 points and nine boards.

ODU hosts Charlotte at 7 p.m. Saturday night in the Ted Constant Convocation Center.