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Men's Basketball Needed Overtime to Down Pitt-Bradford
01/28/2006

Bradford, Pa. — The Frostburg State men’s basketball team had five players score in double figures as they defeated Pitt-Bradford 90-86 in overtime Saturday evening.

The Bobcats improved to 8-10 overall and 5-6 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, while the Panthers fell to 7-11 overall and 4-7 in the conference.

With 8:52 left in the game, FSU trailed 72-63. However, the Bobcats scored nine-straight points to tie the game at 72 with 7:14 to play. Dan Thomas gave the hosts a four-point lead, 78-74 at 4:26, but senior Marcus McIntyre (Washington, D.C./Wilson) made two baskets to tie the game at 78 with 3:15 remaining.

With 39 seconds left, McIntyre made a layup to give FSU its first lead since midway through the first half, 80-82. After two missed Bobcat free throws, Thomas hit a jumper with three seconds to play, sending the game into overtime.

In the extra session, the game was tied at 86 with 2:18 left after Louis Benton made two free throws. McIntyre gave Frostburg State the lead, 88-86, with a layup at 1:51 and senior Dan Ryley (Frederick, Md./St. John's Prospect Hall) extended the lead to 80-86 with a pair of free throws with six seconds to play. UPB had one last chance, but a missed three pointer as time expired sealed the FSU victory.

Copley gave UPB a four-point lead, 12-8, with 14:44 left in the opening half. The Bobcats scored the next six points to take a 14-12 lead with 13:11 left until halftime. Pitt-Bradford would slowly build its lead to 11 points, 38-27, with 4:45 remining.

FSU narrowed the deficit to five, 40-35, at 2:39 with a senior Brandon Howell (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) layup. But the Panthers would extend their lead to 47-37 at halftime.

FSU opened the second half with a 12-2 run that tied the game with 17:09 left. Pitt-Bradford then scored six-straight points to open a 55-49 lead and later pushed their lead to nine points with 8:52 to play.

McIntyre led the Bobcats with 25 points followed by Ryley with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore Keith Hazel (Weirton, W.Va./Weir) scored 15 points while Howell and sophomore Brian Owen (Gainesville, Va./Brentsville) each added 12.

Copley led all scorers with 28 points while Thomas netted 26. Ryan Race was the only other Panther in double figures with 17 scores.

For the game, Frostburg State was 38-for-71 (53.5%) while Pitt-Bradford was 29-for-71 (40.8%) including a dismal 1-for-10 in overtime.

The Bobcats return to action Tuesday, January 31 when they host Penn State Altoona for an AMCC contest beginning at 8:00 pm.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu