NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Corey Allen made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 39 points, Jermaine Jackson Jr. made two 3-pointers in the final 10 seconds of regulation, and Detroit Mercy beat Houston Baptist 116-109 in overtime on Sunday.
Detroit Mercy took an 89-87 lead with 2:31 left in regulation but didn’t score again until Jackson’s 3-pointer to get within 94-92. After Oliver Lynch-Daniels made 1 of 2 free throws with 7.8 seconds left for Houston Baptist, Jackson nailed a 3 off the glass.
Jackson was just 4-of-15 shooting in the game and didn’t attempt a shot in overtime. Allen opened OT with a 3-pointer and two Kameron Chatman free throws made it 108-99 with 1:33 remaining.
Chatman finished with 22 points. Allen made 5 of 8 3-pointers in the first half and scored 19 points. Chatman added 13 points before halftime for Detroit Mercy (2-2).
Josh Ibarra had 31 points and 13 rebounds for Houston Baptist (1-3). Jalon Gates made five 3-pointers and scored 18 points. Three different Huskies had at least eight points in the first half, led by Ibarra’s 12 to stay within 55-48.
The game was part of the Phil Knight (PK80) Invitational celebrating the 80th birthday of Nike founder. The bracketed games start on Thursday in Portland, Oregon.