Loyola (Md) defeats American U in overtime, 56-53

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BALTIMORE (AP) Denzel Brito scored 11 points, including a layup with three seconds left in regulation to send the game in overtime, and Loyola (Maryland) took a 56-53 win over American on Wednesday night.

American trailed by six when it scored eight unanswered points to take a 47-45 lead with 14 seconds left before Brito drove to the hoop and tied the game.

Loyola's Eric Laster, who had only two points in regulation, scored the first five points of overtime. Three free throws brought the Eagles back within two but the Greyhounds followed with two free throws from Andre Walker and one apiece from Chancellor Barnard and Brito for a six-point cushion. Pee Wee Gardner hit a 3-pointer for the Eagles with 0.9 left.

Barnard finished with a career-high 10 points for Loyola (5-9, 1-2 Patriot).

Gardner and John Schoof had 15 points apiece and Jesse Reed 14 for American (8-7, 1-2).