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NCAAB: Colorado works overtime to defeat Montana State

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Keeshawn Barthelemy scored 19 points, Elijah Parquet had 17, and the Colorado Buffaloes rallied to beat the Montana State Bobcats 94-90 in overtime in Boulder, Colo., on Tuesday night.

Evan Battey added 16 points, Jabari Walker scored 14 and Nique Clifford added 11 for the Buffaloes, who rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half.

Abdul Mohamed and Jubrile Belo scored 16 points apiece, Amin Adamu had 14 points, Xavier Bishop added 11 and Tyler Patterson scored 10 for the Bobcats.

Battey started overtime with a layup as Colorado scored the first five points of the extra period. Barthelemy’s free throw widened the lead to 91-82 with 44 seconds left.

Montana State scored the next five points, and after Barthelemy hit two free throws, Patterson made a 3-pointer to get within 93-90 with seven seconds left.

Parquet iced it when he split a pair of free throws with five seconds left.

The Bobcats led by three at halftime and expanded their advantage to 51-38 about four minutes into the second half, but the Buffaloes started to close the gap.

After a timeout they hit a layup and forced two turnovers that led to a 3-pointer and a three-point play, and the lead was only 51-46. Montana State answered with five straight points to increase the lead to 10.

The teams traded free throws and 3-pointers, keeping it a 10-point Bobcats lead before Colorado started to rally.

Tristan Da Silva and Walker made layups around a Bobcats turnover, Clifford hit two free throws, Barthelemy made another layup and Walker converted a three-point play to pull the Buffaloes to within 70-69 with 5:05 left.

Mohamed drained a 3-pointer but a bucket by Battey and a dunk from Clifford tied it at 73 with 3:27 remaining.

It was tied again at 75 when Bishop hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:44 left. Colorado missed twice on its next possession, and Mohamed sank two free throws with 53 seconds remaining to go up by five.

After Battey made a pair of free throws to close within three with 43 seconds left, Parquet tied it at 80 with a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left.

–Field Level Media

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