HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Keith Benson's double-double of 22 points and 22 rebounds led Oakland, Mich., to a 78-70 overtime victory over Austin Peay on Saturday in the Chicago Invitational Challenge.
Will Hudson added 21 points and Reggie Hamilton 20 for the Golden Grizzlies (3-3), who trailed by 11 in the second half but forced overtime on Hamilton's 3-pointer with 3 seconds left.Oakland pushed ahead 72-20 with 2:08 to go and held the Governors scoreless from there while getting a basket from Hamilton and four free throws from Benson, who also had seven assists and six blocked shots.Tyshawn Edmondson hit 25 points for the Governors (3-4). Anthony Campbell added 13 and Melvin Baker 10.After Hamilton opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers, Oakland did not lead again until Benson converted a fast-break layup for a 58-57 edge with 3:27 left in the second half.Oakland had a 48-37 rebounding advantage.
Keith Benson had a monster game for Oakland in their overtime win over Austin Peay Saturday. He had 22 points, 22 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 blocked shots. In the last 15 seasons, only two other players have had 20+ points, 20+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 5+ blocked shots in a non-overtime game. Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin had 26 pts, 21 reb, 5 ast, 7 blk vs St. Peter's on November 27, 2000. Michael Sweetney (Georgetown) also reached those totals in a 4OT game vs Notre Dame on February 9, 2002 (had 35 pts, 20 reb, 6 ast, 6 blk).