Trojans fall to Chargers in OT

MADISON, S.D. ( – Briar Cliff (Iowa) used a furious comeback back in the final 38 seconds of regulation and forced overtime with Dakota State (S.D.) in the non-conference men’s basketball contest Monday evening at DSU Fieldhouse. The Chargers prevailed in overtime by the score of 79-75.

Dakota State led 64-57 with 47.2 seconds remaining before Briar Cliff roared back to score seven points in the final 38 seconds to force overtime. The Chargers outscored the Trojans 16-12 in the final five minutes.

Four DSU players scored in double digits, paced by Josh McGreal with a game-high 22 points on his 10-of-20 field goals. He also had four rebounds and two assists. Jordan Lynn added 19 points (8-of-16 field goals). He also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds, contributed five assists and stole the ball three times. He recorded two blocks.

Dakota State, who played for the first time since Dec. 6, fell to 2-4 overall record. The Trojans are currently on their third game of the season-high eight-game home stand at DSU Fieldhouse. Briar Cliff, a member of the Great Plains Athletic Conference, moved to .500 with an overall record of 7-7.

DSU takes a break for Christmas this week before returning to action next week. Dakota State faces another opponent from the GPAC conference, continuing the home-stand versus No. 18-ranked Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) on Wednesday, Dec. 30. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.