ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Senior Joshua McCoy scored 28 points, including a stretch of 16 in a row, to help Missouri-St. Louis to an 87-82 double-overtime win against No. 4 Bellarmine on Thursday in Great Lakes Valley Conference action.
The Tritons trailed 50-35 with 11:56 to play in regulation before a 25-10 run by UMSL knotted the score at 60 with 3:26 remaining on a McCoy 3-pointer. McCoy then scored the Tritons’ next eight points to force the first overtime.
McCoy continued his hot streak as the overtime began, scoring five consecutive to give UMSL a 73-69 lead. Bellarmine then scored six unanswered to take a 76-73 lead with 1:36 to play. Senior Isiah Nunn converted a three-point play with 29 seconds remaining to tie the score, sending it to a second overtime.
UMSL led from start to finish in the final five minutes of extra play, outscoring Bellarmine 11-6.
Senior Darian Carthan added 19 points for the Tritons, including five in the second overtime, while Nunn finished with 17 points. Junior Michael Weber chipped in 10 points.
UMSL improved to 8-4 overall, while picking up its first GLVC win. Bellarmine slips to 10-1 and 2-1 in the conference.
The Tritons finished the game shooting 43.8 percent from the field and owned a 40-27 rebounding advantage, including a 16-6 edge on the offensive end. Bellarmine shot 54.5 percent from the field.
A 13-7 run by Bellarmine in the final 4:42 of the first half sent the Knights into halftime with a 35-29 lead.
McCoy also finished with seven rebounds, six assists and four steals, while going 9-for-9 at the free throw line.