Men's Basketball Squanders Lead And Loses In OT, 75-67

Dec 23, 2003

Box Score

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Terrence Todd scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer with 1 second left to force overtime, as Fairfield beat George Washington 75-67 Tuesday night.

Fairfield (5-1) trailed by 17 points with 8:57 to play but came back to cut the deficit to eight with 30 seconds left.

Todd scored and DeWitt Maxwell followed with a hoop off a steal. Maxwell scored again with 12 seconds to play to make it 64-62.

After George Washington's T.J. Thompson missed the second of two free throws, Todd pulled up from about 25 feet and buried a 3-pointer to force overtime.

Fairfield dominated the overtime period, getting four points and an assist from Todd, who found Deng Gai for an alley-oop with 53 seconds to play to give the Stags a six-point lead.

Gai finished the game with 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks, and Maxwell added 16 points, five rebounds and four steals.

George Washington (6-4), which lost its second straight and fourth in the last six games, was led by Thompson's 15 points. Mike Hall added 13.

The Colonials led 28-22 at halftime and seemingly took control in the second half. A Thompson 3-pointer with 10:06 to play put George Washington ahead 47-33, and the lead stretched to 17 after a technical foul was called on Fairfield coach Tim OToole with 8:57 remaining.

Todd then scored 17 of his 21 points in the final 8:09 of regulation and overtime.