St. Mary's Men's Basketball Sunk in OT at Greensboro

Ochae Bynum '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Ochae Bynum '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · nmoran@smcm.edu

The Basics

  • Score: St. Mary's 85, Greensboro 92 (OT)
  • Records: St. Mary's (2-9), Greensboro (3-6)
  • Location: Greensboro, N.C. – Hanes Gymnasium
  • The Short Story: The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's basketball team suffered their third straight loss Saturday afternoon, falling 92-85 in overtime at Greensboro College. Sophomore forward Darick Kerns (Cumberland, Md./Allegany) paced the Seahawks in the loss with his second career double-double on a career-best 21 points and 11 rebounds.

How It Happened

  • After finding themselves down 12 points at the 17:50-mark of the second half, senior guard Ochae Bynum (Waldorf, Md./North Point) put St. Mary's in the driver's seat at the 10:18 mark of the second half as Bynum knocked down a three-pointer and sparked a 14-3 run which put his team up 74-66 with 5:16.
  • With 3:11 left in regulation, an old-fashioned three-point play by senior guard Donovan Robinson (Cheverly, Md./North Point) kept the Seahawks in the lead but it was only a two-possession game.
  • Greensboro regained the advantage, 79-77, with 48 seconds to go behind five straight points, a steal and a block from Darus Maddox.
  • Kerns dropped in the game-tying layup 15 seconds later. After a Pride turnover, St. Mary's had a last-second shot blocked to send the game into overtime.  
  • In overtime, Greensboro outscored the Seahawks, 13-6, to snap its four-game skid and pick up its third win of the season. The Pride went a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.
  • Cornelius Johnson paced all scorers at halftime with 13 points as GC owned a 41-33 advantage while Bynum, Kerns, and sophomore forward Quentin Twyman (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) each had seven points to lead St. Mary's at the break.

Inside the Box Score

  • The Seahawks posted season-bests of 17 assists and a 60.0-field goal percentage while notching 33 field goals made and 46.2-percent from downtown, both of which rank second this season.
  • Twelve of Kerns' 21 points came in the second half, including the game-tying basket with 15 seconds remaining in regulation. He made a career-best 10 field goals while adding a career-high two assists.
  • Bynum finished the afternoon with 17 points as he connected a career-best four three-pointers while chipping in five helpers and four rebounds.
  • Sophomore guard Matt Ayoub (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) tallied 10 points.
  • Five Pride players scored in double digits as Maddox dropped 26 points and Johnson poured in 24.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Jan. 3 vs. Southern Virginia University (6-5, 1-3 CAC) – Michael P. O'Brien ARC Arena – Capital Athletic Conference – Military Appreciation Night – 8:00 p.m.

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