Men’s basketball wins 4-OT thriller vs. Tufts

The few of you who weren’t in Silloway Gym last night for the men’s basketball game against Tufts missed quite a contest. Wes rallied from a five-point deficit with four minutes remaining in regulation to take a one-point lead late, but Tufts tied it on a free throw to send it into overtime.

Wes led by four midway through the first OT period, but Tufts tied it to send it into double OT. This time, Tufts led by five with 2:20 left, but Wes rallied to send it into triple overtime. Once again, Tufts rallied from a four-point deficit to send it into quadruple OT. Wes went ahead on a three-pointer from Greg St. Jean ’13 and never trailed after that, with a pair of free throws from St. Jean with 0.7 seconds left giving Wes a 98-93 cushion and sealing the deal.

While admittedly no UConn-Syracuse, this was certainly one of the more exciting games in a while–as well as the first game in Wes basketball history (men’s and women’s) to go into quadruple OT. Superstud Shasha Brown ’13 led Wes with 30 points despite missing the final OT period due to cramps, and St. Jean added 14 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double. And perhaps most impressively, the gym was packed for the second straight Friday night, thanks in no small part to the efforts of WesPep.

Wes goes for three in a row today against Bates at 4:00.

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