Herring leads SE Missouri to 121-116 3OT win over Austin Peay
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP)—Jaycen Herring scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday night to lead Southeast Missouri to a 121-116, triple-overtime victory over Austin Peay.
Kenard Moore scored 28 points on 7-for-10 shooting from 3-point range, Michael Rembert had 17 and Marcus Rhodes had 13 for the Redhawks (12-11, 7-6 Ohio Valley). Hank Harris added 12 points, all after regulation.
Derek Wright scored 43 points and had seven steals to lead Austin Peay (13-9, 9-3). Drake Reed had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Fernandez Lockett had 19 points and 13 rebounds.
With the win, the Redhawks snapped a six-game conference losing streak after leading the league with a 6-0 start.
Austin Peay led 19-16 midway through the first half, but Southeast Missouri used a 12-2 run to take a 28-21 lead and went into halftime ahead 45-37.
Austin Peay trailed 78-66 with just under five minutes remaining, but the Governors went on a 15-3 run to tie the score at 81-81 with 35 seconds left.
After Herring missed a short jumper in the lane, a last-second floater by Austin Peay’s Wright was partially blocked by Rhodes to send the game to overtime.
Wright’s buzzer-beater in the first overtime with the score tied at 92-92 bounced around on the rim before missing, and the second overtime ended at 101-101 with Herring missing a contested 17-footer.