ATLANTA (AP) - Jamont Gordon scored 23 points and Mississippi State survived a scary weather delay of more than an hour during overtime to beat Alabama 69-67 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday night.
Mykal Riley, who led Alabama with 18 points, forced the overtime with a dramatic 3-pointer that spun around the rim and hit the backboard before falling through the net for a 59-59 tie as the buzzer sounded to end regulation.
Then, a severe storm moving through downtown Atlanta ripped holes in the Georgia Dome and sent fans fleeing for the exits, causing a delay of 1 hour, 5 minutes with 2:11 left in overtime.
Riley missed another 3-pointer at the end of the overtime.
Mississippi State will play in Saturday's semifinals against the winner of the Georgia-Kentucky game.
Advertisement

NCAAB Headlines

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Miami vs. Duke Prediction No. 18 Duke has lost back-to-back games but will the Blue Devils cover when they host Miami at 7:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Stanford vs. Oregon Prediction No. 11 Oregon hosts Stanford at 6:00PM ET tonight - will the game be low-scoring for bettors?
Thumbnail South Carolina vs. Kentucky Pick No. 24 South Carolina will be in Lexington this evening when it visits No. 5 Kentucky at 6:00PM ET. Will the Wildcats cover?
Thumbnail West Virginia vs. Kansas State Pick No. 7 West Virginia lost to Oklahoma at home earlier this week but will the Mountaineers rebound versus Kansas State tonight at 6:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Arizona vs. UCLA Pick Can No. 14 Arizona put a crack in the armor of No. 3 UCLA when the two meet today at 4PM ET?

NCAAB Team Pages