Junior forward Tyrone Williams (right) hit the game winner with five seconds left on the clock in OT.
Junior forward Tyrone Williams (right) hit the game winner with five seconds left on the clock in OT.
Men's Basketball - Mon, Nov. 17, 2014

(New Orleans, La.)  With seven seconds left and the game tied in overtime, junior forward Tyrone Williams (JR/Marrero, LA) grabbed an offensive rebound then nailed the game winning shot leading Dillard to a victory over Tennessee Wesleyan College by the score of 75-73 in overtime in the Battlefield at Dent Hall.  With the win, Dillard handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season.

"Houston was set to take the shot and I crashed the boards," said Williams.  "I didn't know if he would make it or not, but it was there and I put it back in."

Dillard (2-6, 0-0 GCAC) was led by Williams who had a team-high 16 points and missed only one single shot all night, shooting 5-for-5 from the field and nailing 6-of-7 free throws.

"I should have hit that one free throw.  We work on free throws too much in practice and I should have knocked it down."

The Bleu Devils enjoyed a 10 point lead at halftime, but TWC outscored DU 39-29 after Bulldogs 6'6" forward Devante Jenkins hit an NBA range 3-pointer at the buzzer to go to overtime.  Jenkins finished with 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting for the Bulldogs.  Sophomore standout Houston Chatman (JR/Houma, LA) was marvelous for Dillard, finishing with 13 points, eight assists, five boards, three steals and one block and played the entire 45 minutes.

DU sophomore JaCarre Crockett (SO/Monroe, LA) had a near double-double with 11 points, nine rebounds, three assists, but had four turnovers in the victory.  In the game, Dillard's bench outscored the Bulldogs 35-16.

Dillard hosts Louisiana State University in Shreveport in a doubleheader on Wednesday, November 19 at the Battlefield in Dent Hall.  The Bleu Devils put their two-game win streak on the line and face the NAIA's 14th ranked Pilots at 7:30 p.m.  The Lady Bleu Devils face the Lady Pilots at 5:30 p.m.


*Photos provided by Y. Tsega

Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 GCAC: 0-0