Florida Gulf Coast outlasts Youngstown State in 3OT, 104-101
FORT MEYERS, Fla. (AP) Marc Eddy Norelia scored a career-high 34 points and pulled down a career-best 18 rebounds to help lead Florida Gulf Coast to a 104-101 triple-overtime victory over Youngstown State on Saturday night.
Youngstown State (0-3) scored the first six points in the third extra period to take a 97-91 lead with three minutes to play, appearing to steal the momentum for good. But the Eagles (2-1) scored 12 of the next 14 points, capped by a Julian DeBose 3-pointer and dunk on subsequent possessions, which gave them a 103-99 lead.
Matt Donlan hit a jumper for the Penguins which trimmed the lead to 103-101. Norelia hit a free throw to push the lead back to three, and Francisco Santiago's potential game tying 3-point attempt missed with six second left to give Florida Gulf Coast the win.
Cameron Morse led the Penguins with 28 points.