Carnegie Mellon hits game-winner in final seconds of overtime to beat Maroons men's basketball 75-74

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Carnegie Mellon University hit a floater on the baseline with eight seconds left in overtime to defeat the University of Chicago men's basketball team 75-74 on Sunday.

The Maroons fell to 8-10 overall and 2-5 in the UAA. The Tartans snapped their five-game losing streak to improve to 4-14 overall, 1-6 in the UAA.

After going down 6-0 to start the game, UChicago sank seven of its next eight shots from the field to take a 17-11 lead. The Maroons were still up 27-21 with 8:51 left in the first half when CMU embarked on a 12-3 run. The Tartans led 33-30 at halftime thanks to 62 percent shooting from the field. Rashaun Riley tallied 12 points to pace the home team.

UChicago found plenty of success from three-point range throughout the contest, hitting 12 of 28 from long range. Sam Gage and Charlie Hughes kicked off the second half with consecutive threes to retake the lead 36-33. Both teams exchanged scores throughout, but CMU converted three-straight layups to go up 66-61 with 1:48 remaining in the game. Hughes forced overtime by scoring the next five points, including a three-pointer with only three seconds left on the clock.

Alex Pyper nailed a pair of threes in overtime, while Matt MacKenzie's two free throws put the Maroons ahead 74-73 with 19 seconds left. The Tartans then manufactured the game-winning shot as Asad Meghani hit a baseline jumper on a drive to the basket on the next possession. UChicago missed a three as time expired.

UChicago Team Stats & Leaders
Field-goal percentage - 45.2 percent (28-62)
Three-point percentage - 42.9 percent (12-28)
Free-throw percentage - 66.7 percent (6-9)
Charlie Hughes
- 18 points, 5 rebounds
Alex Pyper - 17 points (5-8 three pointers), 5 rebounds
Sam Gage - 12 points, 4 rebounds

Carnegie Mellon Team Stats & Leaders
Field-goal percentage - 58.8 percent (30-51)
Three-point percentage - 50.0 percent (7-14)
Free-throw percentage - 66.7 percent (8-12)
Asad Meghani - 18 points
Riley Rashaun - 17 points, 4 assists
Rob Mohen - 16 points, 6 rebounds

NEXT GAME: Friday, Feb. 1 - Case Western Reserve University at UChicago, 6 PM.