NEWARK, Del. -- Alphonso Dawson scored a season-high 23 points, including a run of eight straight in overtime, to lead Delaware to an 82-72 win over Lafayette on Tuesday night.
Dawson, who also grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, hit a jumper with 9 seconds left in regulation to knot the score at 61, sending the game into the extra frame.
The teams were tied at 65 less than 3 minutes into overtime when Dawson hit a 3-pointer to put the Blue Hens (4-8) up by three. Delaware wouldn't trail again, as Dawson's 3 was the beginning of a 17-7 run the rest of the way to seal the OT win.
The Blue Hens fought back from a seven-point deficit with 2:17 left in regulation to send the game into OT.
Jared Mintz was the lone scorer in double figures for the Leopards (7-6), finishing with a career-high 26 points.