Oglesby makes 26 consecutive shots
Bowling Green forward’s effort not enough as UTSA wins in OT
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Torian Oglesby set a school and an NCAA Division I record on Sunday, but Bowling Green lost to Texas-San Antonio 86-79 in overtime.
Oglesby set a school record by making all 10 of his field-goal attempts, breaking a record set by teammate A’uston Calhoun less than a month ago in a win against Malone on Dec. 7. Calhoun went 9-for-9 in that contest but, Oglesby beat him by one made basket.
Oglesby also has made 26 consecutive field-goal attempts during the past seven games, which set the Division I record. The previous mark of 25 consecutive was set by Ray Voelkel of American in 1978 during the course of nine games.
Oglesby had career highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds, including eight offensive rebounds.
Jordon Crawford had 16 points and a career-best 11 assists. Calhoun added 13 points, all in the second half, and Scott Thomas posted 10 rebounds. Dee Brown also tied his career best with seven rebounds.
However, those individual performances were not enough for the Falcons to overcome 15 first-half turnovers and strong 3-point shooting by UTSA, which went 11 of 17 from long range.
With the score tied at 64, UTSA got a steal and called timeout with 26.9 seconds left. Michael Hale’s runner in the lane missed and Luke Kraus grabbed the rebound and called timeout with 9.6 seconds remaining. Crawford’s step-back 20-foot jumper as time ran out came up just short to send the game to overtime.
In the overtime session, UTSA made all three of its 3-point attempt, including a pair early to build a seven-point lead. Although the Falcons would score 15 points in the extra five minutes, UTSA made 13 of 16 free throws to ice the game.