Demetric Austin finished with a game-high 23 points in the loss.
Demetric Austin finished with a game-high 23 points in the loss.
Men's Basketball - Wed, Nov. 11, 2015
84
VS
OT
82
(5)Louisiana State University-Alexandria
Dillard
Final12OTF
LSU Alexandria (La.)4035984
Dillard University3837782
Nov. 10, 2015
NOLA, LA
LSU Alexandria (La.)Indv. LeadersDillard University
#1 DeAngelo Coleman - 17Points #23 Demetric Austin - 23
#15 Gilbert Talbot - 9Rebounds #23 Demetric Austin - 16
#4 DeQuavious Wagner - 7Assists #32 Dennis Hightower - 8
LSU Alexandria (La.)Team StatisticsDillard University
47.5% (29 - 61) Field Goals % 35% (28 - 80)
34.8% (8 - 23) 3 Point Field Goals % 39.3% (11 - 28)
62.1% (18 - 29) Free Throws 60% (15 - 25)
45Rebounds 52
16Assists 19
19Turnovers 13
142nd Chance Pts 9

(New Orleans, La.) With seven seconds remaining in the ball game, Dillard had a three point lead and a chance to extend it to five points with two free throws, but the Bleu Devils squandered a chance to upset the fifth ranked team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in Louisiana State University in Alexandria as Kristian Clark (JR/Ocean Springs, Miss.) missed both free throws then moments later LSU-A's Andre Gonzaque nailed a buzzer-beating three pointer to send the game to overtime where the Generals defeated the Bleu Devils by the score of 84-82 (OT).

The Bleu Devils (2-1, 0-0 GCAC) were led by Demetric Austin (JR/Washington, D.C.) who finished with his second double-double in as many games, producing a game-high 23 points on 6-of-24 shooting and hitting 8-for-10 from the charity stripe as he finished with 16 boards in the loss. Dennis Hightower (JR/Chicago, Ill.) filled up the stat sheet with 22 points, eight assists, seven boards and three steals.

DeAngelo Coleman finished with 17 points for LSU-A while teammate Brian Sylvester came up big in clutch moments down the stretch finishing with 14 points, eight blocks and six boards. After watching Sylvester's interior defensive play, it is evident why Sylvester is the reigning Red River Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.  However, as a team Dillard outrebounded their opponents for the third straight game, this time grabbing 52 boards to LSU-A's 45 rebounds. In fact, the Bleu Devils had more steals, assists, and fewer turnovers than the Generals (3-1, 0-0 RRAC), but the only statistic that matters in the end is points, and Dillard was just seconds away from winning that category as well.

Dennis Reed (JR/England, Ark.), the nation's second leading rebounder, finished with 15 points and eight rebounds while battling the 6'10" center Gilbert Talbot all night.  The NCAA Division 1 transfer from Louisiana Tech finished with 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting to go along with nine rebounds.

Dillard returns to action on Thursday, November 12 as they host Life University at the Battlefield in Dent Hall. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

   

*Photos provided by J. Williams

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