Smith leads Longwood past Gardner-Webb 84-81 in OT win
DeShaun Wade’s 3-pointer with 1:36 left gave Longwood the lead at 80-77. The Lancers extended the lead to six before Nate Johnson cut it to two on a four-point play with 20 seconds remaining. But Gardner-Webb’s Jose Perez was called for an offensive foul on a drive and Jordan Cintron made 1 of 2 free throws for Longwood with 6.9 to go for a three-point lead. Perez had a final 3-point try partially blocked by Smith.
Perez hit a 3-pointer with 14.7 seconds remaining in regulation and send the game into overtime tied at 68.
Longwood plays Charleston Southern at home on Thursday. Gardner-Webb takes on Presbyterian on the road on Thursday.