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Men's Basketball: Saint John's beats Concordia in overtime

The Cobbers suffered a tough shooting night but forced OT before the Johnnies prevailed down the stretch on Wednesday in Collegeville, Minn.

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COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — In a game that wasn't settled after two halves, the St. John's Johnnies knocked off the Concordia Cobbers 70-63 in overtime on Wednesday at Sexton Arena.

The Johnnies led 59-57 with the Cobbers coming out of a timeout with 11 seconds left. Concordia's Rowan Nelson hit a shot with five seconds left that forced overtime.

But the Johnnies outscored the Cobbers 11-4 in overtime, holding off Concordia by hitting 6 of 6 free throws in the final 35 seconds.

The Cobbers suffered from a rough shooting night, hitting just 17 of 55 (31%) from the floor overall. They hit 23 of 27 from the free throw line to hang in the game.

Mitchell Plombon led the Johnnies with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Blake Berg had 24 points and Kooper Vaughn ended with 11 points and eight rebounds.

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Concordia's Matthew Johnson scored a team-high 21 points and had three rebounds and an assist. Nelson had 15 points, six rebounds and a block, and Alex Huber scored eight points and had five rebounds.

The Cobbers fell to 3-4 in the MIAC and 5-7 overall. They play Hamline at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 in St. Paul.

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