When Xavier McCants sliced to the hoop and tied the game with 2.4 seconds left, it capped a 14-6 run and earned overtime for the EMU basketball men. Visiting Bridgewater got the breaks in the extra five minutes, however, knocking off the Runnin Royals by a final of 76-65 in Yoder Arena.
EMU’s basketball men gave up a 15-point first-half lead in a costly 62-56 loss at Randolph College Wednesday night. The Runnin Royals third straight loss drops them to 4-7 in the ODAC, tied with Bridgewater for eighth in the league standings.
Senior Travis Clower calmly took the time to get his taller defender in the air with a pump fake, and then launched a three from the left wing, hitting nothing but the bottom of the net as time expired as EMU forced overtime against nationally ranked Lynchburg.