By Framingham State athletics
WESTON – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team suffered a last second 78-76 loss Tuesday night as Regis College hit a layup in the final seconds in a non-conference contest at Higgins Court in Weston.
Framingham State now drops to 2-4 overall.
Regis College improves to 3-2 overall.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
- The Rams received a team-best 25 points from Julius Goines who connected on 10-of15 from the floor in the game and added six boards, two assists, and two steals.
- JD Okafor chipped in with 16 points and five rebounds, while Jahden Erold added tend points off the bench.
- The Pride received 20 points from Davante Thompson, while Russell Rau added 17 and Joshua Perez chipped in with 14.
- The Rams trailed 23-19 with just over four to play in the first half. They responded with a run taking a 30-23 lead with just under three to play. Goines tallied four on the run and Ivan Nyantenji added five as the Rams led 34-30 at the break.
- After trailing by six points early in the second half, Regis put together a 10-2 run to pull ahead 51-47, seven minutes into the half.
- Baskets by Jaleen Carroll and Erold allowed the Rams to tie the game at 51-51, but layups by Rau and Thompson put the home team back on top midway through the half.
- Two made free throws from Perez established Regis’ largest lead of the night at 71-62 with 4:42 left in the second half, but Goines converted a traditional three-point play and then hit a three-pointer to close the Ram deficit to three at 73-70.
- Okafor and Carroll hit two free throws apiece to tie the game at 74-74 with 49 seconds remaining in regulation, but Rau hit a jumper on the Pride’s next possession to put Regis back on top.
- Framingham State overcame a miscue the next time it had the ball, receiving a technical foul for calling a timeout it did not have. Regis missed the free throw, and Okafor converted on a layup off an assist by Aveon Woods to tie the game with 10 seconds remaining.
- The Pride quickly pushed the ball down the court, and Thompson drove from the left wing towards the basket, converting the game-winning layup.
The Rams are back in action on Saturday night when they face Tufts at UMass Boston at 5 p.m. as part of the Black Coaches Classic.