JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mason Faulkner, playing in his first game with Western Carolina, scored five of his 28 points in the second overtime and the Catamounts beat Jacksonville 96-94 on Thursday night.
Faulkner made two layups and his free throw with 10 seconds to play capped the scoring in the double-overtime. Jacksonville’s Kevin Norman missed a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining.
A redshirt sophomore guard, Faulkner made three 3-pointers and finished 10-of-16 shooting overall. Marcus Thomas added 21 points, Matt Halvorsen had 17 and Carlos Dotson 13 for Western Carolina (3-2).
Destin Barnes scored 20 points to lead Jacksonville (3-4). David Bell had 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.
Dotson hit a jumper with 10 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 76-all. The teams were scoreless in the final 1:30 of the first overtime.
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