San Diego State dropped its second sport on the Maui Invitational Wednesday, letting two huge leads ebb away to fall 78-74 in additional time to No. 9 Arkansas.
The groups, vying for third place within the event, performed shut for the primary jiffy, till SDSU (4-2) constructed a 13-point lead with slightly below six minutes left within the half.
Lamont Butler paced No. 17 SDSU, scoring 9 because the Aztecs took a nine-point lead into the half. However his late errors doomed them.
The Razorbacks lower the result in three after a foul cross by Darrion Trammell and a three-point shot by Trevon Brazile, however San Diego State battled again. The benefit grew once more to 11, due to a Matt Bradley layup with 14:27 to play.
SDSU, nonetheless, couldn’t put Arkansas away, Even so, the Aztecs held on to a four-point lead with 17 seconds to play, following two free throws by Adam Seiko. With 13 seconds left, although, Butler inexplicably reached in to foul Anthony Black, who made each free throws.
Six seconds later, Butler, double teamed, couldn’t maintain on to the ball, and Brazile grabbed it. After a timeout, Black missed a layup, however Kamani Johnson grabbed the offensive rebound and put it within the basket on the buzzer to pressure the OT.
“However clearly, we will’t flip it over and that’s what occurred,” head coach Brian Dutcher stated.
Arkansas took their first lead since early within the first half with a layup by Ricky Council to start in OT. SDSU answered with a 3 by Trammell to go up once more 70-69, however that might be the Aztecs’ ultimate lead of the sport, with 3:58 to play.
Down 76-74 with 5 seconds left, Bradley had an opportunity to tie it up with a layup, however the ball slipped alongside the again of the rim and and fell to the ground. The senior lay on the courtroom along with his head in his arms after the miss.
The Aztecs and Razorbacks met for the third time ever and the primary time in additional than 35 years – Arkansas gained 76-64 on Dec. 3, 1985 in Fayetteville. With Wednesday’s loss, San Diego State fell to 0-4 within the collection.
No. 14 Arizona continued to be scorching, following the Wildcats’ convincing 87-70 Tuesday win over the Aztecs, defeating No. 10 Creighton 81-79 in Wednesday’s marquee sport.
SDSU resumes play at 7 p.m. Tuesday after they host UC Irvine at Viejas Enviornment.