INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI basketball team staved off an upset-minded Cleary University squad inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday (Nov. 25), 78-70 in overtime. Junior Jlynn Counter scored a game-high 21 points and sophomore DJ Jackson added 19 points off the bench in the win.
Bennie Crenshaw Jr. misfired on a pull-up jumper at the end of regulation with the score tied at 63 all.
IUPUI (3-4) scored the first four points in overtime on a pair of Bryce Monroe free throws and a Jackson steal and transition bucket. After Cleary regained a 68-67 lead with 3:07 to play, IUPUI scored the next seven points, fueled by a Vincent Brady II corner three in front of his own bench.
The Jaguars benefited from Cleary’s struggles at the foul line as the Cougars finished the game 12-of-26 (46.2 percent) overall, including going 1-of-9 (11.1 percent) in overtime. IUPUI was efficient at the stripe, going 15-of-19 (78.9 percent) for the game.
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