SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Rob Marberry had a career-high 38 points to go with nine rebounds on Monday night and Lipscomb escaped at USC Upstate with a 110-106 win in double overtime.
Marberry’s layup with 41 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Bisons (15-8, 5-3 Atlantic Sun) the lead for good at 107-106. Garrison Mathews made 3 of 4 free throws from there to help Lipscomb secure the win.
Mathews added 25 points for Lipscomb and saved the Bisons at the end of first overtime when he got fouled with 0.4 seconds left and made both free throws to force a second OT.
Lipscomb led most of the game and by as many as 12 in the second half. The Spartans (6-19, 1-7) closed the period on a 7-1 run capped by Deion Holmes’ layup with five seconds left to send it to overtime tied at 85.
Holmes set career highs with 39 points and 12 rebounds. Malik Moore added 26 points, made all 12 of his fouls shots and tied a career-high 14 rebounds and Mike Cunningham scored 23.