The Citadel outlasts Longwood in triple overtime, 102-99

The Citadel outlasts Longwood in triple overtime, 102-99
The Citadel picked up a win in their first triple overtime game in exactly 38 years beating Longwood on Thursday (Source: The Citadel Athletics)

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kaelon Harris had 27 points plus 10 rebounds and Kaiden Rice scored 21 points as The Citadel defeated Longwood 102-99 in triple overtime on Thursday night.

Harris hit 13 of 14 foul shots and the Bulldogs made 22 of 28 from the line.

The Citadel had an 11-point lead with 6 minutes remaining in regulation but scored just five points the rest of the period. The Bulldogs led by six with 2 minutes left in the first OT but only made two free throws after that point. Longwood led by five with 2 minutes left in the second OT but did not add to their score. The Citadel led throughout the final period.

Eddie Davis III had 17 points and eight rebounds for The Citadel (6-5). Alex Reed added 16 points and eight rebounds.

Jaylon Wilson scored a season-high 24 points for the Lancers (5-7). Shabooty Phillips tied a season-high with 24 points and had 16 rebounds. Christian Wilson had 12 points.