Men’s Basketball Falls To Brandeis On Last Second Shot

Men’s Basketball Falls To Brandeis On Last Second Shot

THE BASICS 

Score: Brandeis 75, Emerson 72

Records: Emerson Lions (5-6, 0-0 NEWMAC) ; Brandeis Judges (7-2, 0-0 UAA)

Location: Boston, Mass.  (Brown & Plofker Gym)

Date: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

The Lead: Jack O'Connor's (Newport, R.I.) 26 points and Jarred Houston's (Norwood, Mass.) double-double not enough as the Lions fall to a last second three pointer to Brandeis, 75-72.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • O'Connor paced all scorers with 26, adding three rebounds, one assists, one steal, and one black.  He was 10-13 from the field and 4-5 from thee point land.
  • Zach Waterhouse scored 18 off the bench for Emerson, adding four rebounds and one steal.  
  • Houston posted a double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  He blocked two shots, assisted on two baskets, and had one steal.
  • Brandeis had four players in double figures, but was paced by Corey Sherman who had 21 points, including the game winning shot for the Judges.
  • Chandler Jones and Eric D'Aguanno both had 14 points for the Judges, with D'Aguanno scoring his off the bench.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Judges opened up a 10 point lead just six minutes into the game, capping the 17-7 run with a D'Aguanno three pointer. 
  • The Lions chipped away, Eventually cutting the lead to five on a Houston layup with just under eight minutes in the first half.
  • After falling behind 30-25, Emerson went on a 13-2 run to close out the first half, with O'Connor hitting a pull up three pointer with 44 seconds remaining.
  • Brandeis opened the half with a 10-4 run of their own to bring the game to 42 a piece with 16 minutes remaining.
  • The teams stayed close throughout the rest of the game, with the biggest lead being Brandeis by six with 2:46 remaining.
  • Collin Sawyer hit two free throws for Brandeis with 18 seconds remaining to put the Judges up by three.
  • Waterhouse responded for the Lions, hitting a three pointer from the corner to tie the game with just under 5 seconds remaining.
  • Sherman launched a three pointer which fell through the hoop with 0.9 remaining on the clock to give the Judges a three point lead.
  • Emerson's final full court heave fell short, finishing the game with a final score of 75-72 in favor of Brandeis.

UP NEXT

  • Emerson is off for the better part of a month before returning to action with the start of conference play at Coast Guard on December 2nd.