No. 9 Arkansas edges No. 17 San Diego State in OT in Maui tourney

Trevor Bazile scored 20 points and No. 9 Arkansas forced overtime with a buzzer-beating basket then held off No. 17 San Diego State 78-74 to claim third place in the Maui Invitational on Wednesday night in Lahaina, Hawaii.Ricky Council IV added 19 points and Anthony Black scored 15 for the Razorbacks (5-1).Matt Bradley scored 23, Darrion Trammell added 13 and Keshad Johnson scored 10 to lead the Aztecs (4-2).Adam Seiko’s two free throws gave San Diego State a four-point lead with 17.2 seconds left in regulation.Black made two free throws and Brazile made a steal with seven seconds left.After a timeout, Black drove into the lane and missed a shot, but Kamani Johnson beat the buzzer with a put-back to send the game into overtime.Council’s lay-up started the scoring in overtime before Trammell’s 3-pointer gave the Aztecs a one-point lead.Another lay-up by Council and one by Brazile gave the Razorbacks a 73-70 lead.San Diego State got within one, but Kamani Johnson’s tip-in pushed the lead to three.Keshad Johnson made two free throws to get the Aztecs within one with 39 seconds left. Council made one of two free throws, Bradley missed a lay-up and Kamani Johnson made two free throws with 3.7 seconds left.San Diego State scored eight straight points for a 45-34 lead early in the second half.

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