James Madison nips William and Mary 95-92 in OT

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) – Ivan Lukic scored 19 points, Jackson Kent sank two crucial free throws with four seconds left, and James Madison blew an 11-point halftime lead but survived to beat William & Mary 95-92 in overtime on Thursday night.

James Madison (8-20, 6-9 Colonial Athletic Association) led 49-38 at the half. But a Daniel Dixon layup for William & Mary tied the game at 81 with 27 seconds left, completing the Tribe’s comeback while sending the game to overtime.

The Dukes did not trail in the extra period. A Joey McLean jumper sparked a 7-1 spurt out of the gate, and James Madison led 88-82. A Dixon 3 cut the Tribe’s deficit to one, 93-92, with six seconds left and Kent’s two points at the line proved decisive. Omar Prewitt missed a 3-pointer for William & Mary as time expired.

McLean and Ramone Snowden each had 18 points for James Madison, while Kent added 16.

Dixon led the Tribe (14-13, 8-7) with 29.