YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP)Daruis Quinsenberry scored with 1.7 seconds left to lift Youngstown State to a 61-60 victory over Oakland on Thursday night.
The Golden Grizzies took a 60-59 lead with seven seconds remaining on Xavier Hill-Mais’ basket inside. Quinsenberry took the inbounds pass and sped past defenders before putting in the winning layup. Oakland didn’t get off a final shot.
Quisenberry finished with 15 points. Michael Akuchie had a season-high 20 points plus 10 rebounds for Youngstown State (10-7, 3-1 Horizon League). Naz Bohannon added nine rebounds as the Penguins improved to 7-0 at home.
The Penguins didn’t get their first points until a Devin Morgan 3-pointer with under 12 minutes left in the first half. They took a brief lead before falling behind by four at halftime 28-24. The game remained tight.
Hill-Mais had 15 points for the Golden Grizzlies (6-11, 1-3). Tray Maddox Jr. added 11 points. Madison Monroe had 10 points.
Youngstown State takes on Detroit at home on Saturday. Oakland matches up against Cleveland State on the road on Saturday.
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