HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Kai Mitchell scored seven of his career-high tying 27 points in overtime and Sam Houston State defeated Abilene Christian 82-76 on Wednesday night.
Mitchell made 8 of 12 from the field, hit all 10 of his foul shots and blocked three shots.
Mitchell converted a tie-breaking three-point play and Dainan Swoope hit a 3-pointer to give the Bearkats a 76-70 lead with 1:56 to play. Reggie Miller made two free throws to pull ACU within three points about a minute later but Nutall was fouled as he made a layup and hit the and-1 free throw with 34 seconds remaining and, after Miller made a jumper, Mitchell made two foul shots to cap the scoring with 16 seconds to go.
Sam Houston State faces Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at home next Wednesday. Abilene Christian plays Central Arkansas on the road on Saturday.