FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Nova Southeastern (3-8) began 2014 with a New Year's Day overtime win against Amherst (7-2) 105-101 in the NSU Arena.
Brian Cahill shattered his previous career-high with 31 points. He shot 9-for-12 from the floor and nearly broke the school's 3-point shooting percentage mark by nailing seven of nine treys. He also tallied four rebounds and two steals. Justin Jeangerard and Stian Berg each scored 18 points on 4-for-7 shooting and collected four steals, a career high for Berg. Jeangerard tied team-highs with five rebounds and six assists. NSU overcame a 42-point effort from Amherst's Connor Green, who shot 14-for-25 from the floor.
NSU shot 55 percent (31-for-56) from the floor against the Jeffs and 46 percent (12-for-26) from 3-point range. They also earned 41 trips to the foul line, 19 more than Amherst. Chris Page scored 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He tied Jeangerard with a team-best six assists. Maurice Fuller and Casey Carroll each had five boards and combined to score 16 points.