Downing's Dagger Lifts `Jacks
Nov. 23, 2010
MONROE, La. - Zac Downing hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left Tuesday night to lift the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack basketball team to a 65-64 win at ULM's Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
The win is SFA's first on the road and improves the `Jacks to 3-1 on the season. ULM falls to 1-3.
Downing's shot followed a missed free throw by ULM's Lawrence Gilbert with 13 seconds left and the Warhawks leading 64-62. Jereal Scott grabbed the rebound and whipped an outlet pass to point guard Denzel Barnes who pushed the ball down the floor.
Barnes went to the basket and had his shot knocked out of bounds with five seconds to play. Jordan Glynn hit Downing in the corner on the inbound play, and he drilled his second three-ball of the night.
ULM led by four, 64-60, with 21 seconds to play. Barnes went the length of the floor and finished with a layup to cut it to two points with 15 seconds left. SFA then fouled Gilbert to set up the final sequence.
SFA shot a season-best 50 percent from the field and was 6-of-13 from 3-point range for the night. But ULM outrebounded the Lumberjacks, 34-19, and outscored SFA, 16-5, in second-chance points.
Glynn scored 18 points - three of a career-high - to lead all scorers. He was a perfect 6-for-6 at the stripe and went 6-for-7 from the field. Scott added 15 points, and Denzel Barnes scored 11, all in the second half.
Hugh Mingo put up a career-high 17 points to lead ULM. Three other Warhawk starters reached double figures in scoring, but ULM didn't get a single point off the bench. Led by Downing's six points, the SFA reserves outscored the Warhawk bench, 17-0.
Senior Eddie Williams scored just two points but dished out a game-high six assists and played 37 minutes, holding ULM leading scorer Fred Brown to a season-low 14 points. Brown hadn't scored fewer than 20 points in two previous appearances.
SFA will return to action on Saturday, when the Lumberjacks host Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. tip from William R. Johnson Coliseum.
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