Browning nets school-record 41 points in 106-104 2OT win

Browning nets school-record 41 points in 106-104 2OT win

AUGUSTA, GA – Senior guard Detrek Browning scored a school-record 41 points, including three free throws with less than one second left in double overtime to lift Francis Marion University to a thrilling 106-104 road victory over Augusta University, Wednesday night (Jan. 17) in Peach Belt Conference men's basketball action.

The Patriots improve to 10-5 overall and even their PBC mark at 5-5.  The win was the Patriots' first on the Jaguars' home floor since Feb. 14, 2004, a span of 13 games.  FMU will host Flagler College on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Trailing 104-103 with 5.4 seconds left in the second overtime, Browning drove down the lane and was fouled with 0:00.8 left on the clock.  The Augusta bench was then assessed a technical foul and Browning hit three free throws before missing the fourth on purpose to seal the win.

Browning connected on 14-of-22 field goal attempts, including 4-of-9 three-point shots, and hit 9-of-11 free throws.  In the process, he broke one of the longest-standing Patriot records, eclipsing the old scoring mark of 40 points set by Hank Foster in an 85-68 win over Coker College on Feb. 15, 1984.  Browning also passed Young Harris College's C.J. Wilson to move into third place on the conference's all-time scoring list with 1,986 points.

Junior Victor Hunt came off the Patriot bench to score a career-high 13 points, while senior Warren Specht scored 12 and junior Ryan Davis 15.  Junior Brandon Parker tallied eight points, six rebounds, and five assists.

Tamyrik Fields led Augusta (8-8, 5-5) with 33 points and seven rebounds, while Deane Williams posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Augusta led by as many as 10 points in the first half before settling for a 43-38 advantage at halftime.

FMU rallied and took its first lead of the contest at 62-61 on a free throw by Davis with 8:55 left.  The Patriots eventually led by six (75-69), but the Jaguars stormed back to tie the contest at 84-84 on a three-pointer by Tyvez Moore with 28 ticks on the clock.  Browning missed a potential game-winning three-pointer with one second left in regulation.

Davis forced the second overtime when he banked in a three-pointer from 25 feet as the buzzer sounded in the first extra session, knotting the game at 95-95.

Francis Marion connected on 52.9 percent of its field goal attempts including 15-of-32 from three-point territory, and was 15-of-27 at the free throw stripe.  Augusta shot 54.4 percent from the field, including 5-of-18 from behind the three-point arc, and hit 25-of-34 charity tosses.

 

1-17-18 7:30 p.m. at Augusta, Ga. - Christenberry Fieldhouse
Francis Marion 106, AUGUSTA 104 2OT
FMU (10-5, 5-5 PBC)
Detrek Browning 14-22 9-11 41; Victor Hunt 5-11 0-0 13; Warren Specht 4-9
2-2 12; Ryan Davis 5-8 2-4 15; Brandon Parker 2-10 2-2 8; Judah Alexander
3-3 1-4 7; Kingsley Nwagboso 2-2 3-4 7; Jaquez Smith 0-1 0-0 0; Kendall Wall
1-1 0-0 3; Douglas Dwight 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 36-68 19-27 106.
AUGUSTA (8-8, 5-5 PBC)
Tamyrik Fields 14-17 5-8 33; Deane Williams 6-9 6-6 18; Mikkel Kolstad 4-8
6-7 17; Tyvez Monroe 5-14 1-3 13; Aaron Byrd 3-5 2-3 8; Vlad Cobzaru 2-2 4-4
8; Kyle Doyle 2-7 1-3 5; Matias Suvanto 1-6 0-0 2; Andrew Parker 0-0 0-0 0.
Totals 37-68 25-34 104.
FMU...........................   38   46   11   11  -  106
Augusta.......................   43   41   11    9  -  104
3-point goals--FMU 15-32 (Detrek Browning 4-9; Victor Hunt 3-5; Brandon
Parker 2-6; Ryan Davis 3-4; Warren Specht 2-7; Jaquez Smith 0-0; Kendall
Wall 1-1), Augusta 5-18 (Mikkel Kolstad 3-4; Tyvez Monroe 2-8; Aaron Byrd
0-2; Matias Suvanto 0-4). Fouled out--FMU-None, Augusta-Kyle Doyle.
Rebounds--FMU 34 (Brandon Parker 6), Augusta 40 (Deane Williams 10).
Assists--FMU 18 (Brandon Parker 5), Augusta 15 (Aaron Byrd 4). Total
fouls--FMU 24, Augusta 19. Technical fouls--Augusta-TEAM. A-833