PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (15-9, 10-3 CACC) outlasted the Georgian Court Lions (5-16, 5-8 CACC) on Tuesday evening in an overtime battle by a final of 84-82.
It marked the third overtime game for Jefferson this season, where the Rams are 2-1.
Jefferson had its chances late. Leading 71-61 with 3:41 in regulation, the Lions closed the game on a 11-1 run to force overtime. Georgian Court's Sean Barksdale hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 16 seconds on the clock to give the Lions a 72-71 edge. Sophomore Josh Bradanese missed a three down at the other end as the Rams ended up with the offensive rebound. A subsequent GCU foul put senior Kaison Randolph on the line with one second. He hit the front end but missed the second to go to overtime.
Randolph scored eight of the team's 10 overtime points to lead them to victory. The Trenton, New Jersey native finished with a game-high 23 points to go along with 14 rebounds.
Senior Yevgen Sakhniuk also finished with 14 rebounds and 11 points behind 4-of-4 shooting.
Bradanese and sophomore Kylan Guerra both dropped 19 points in the win. Guerra also had five assists to his credit.
Freshman Alexander Gorton scored 12 points with eight rebounds.
Jefferson shot 29-of-68 as a team for a 42.6 field goal percentage. The Rams hit 14-of-39 three-pointers; 39 attempts came as a season high. Jefferson struggled at the line though, going 12-of-24 in the game and missing a few chances to close the game at the charity strike.
Jefferson Men's Basketball hosts Felician on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. following the women's 2 p.m. start at the Gallagher Center.