FROSTBURG, Md. – The Salisbury University men's basketball team made a late run to force overtime at Frostburg State University before falling in the Sea Gulls' final Capital Athletic Conference road game of the regular season, 77-74.
Down 60-54 with less than three minutes to play in regulation, senior Devin Posey hit a jumper to cut the Frostburg State lead to four points before senior Mike Maczko scored on the next two possessions to tie the game at 60 with 51 seconds showing on the clock.
Posey came up with a steal on the Bobcats' next chance and, after a Salisbury timeout, it was Posey that would connect to give the Sea Gulls (12-11, 5-9 CAC) their first lead with six seconds left in regulation, 62-60.
Posey scored all of his team-high 17 points in the second half and overtime.
Frostburg (12-11, 9-5 CAC) would get the game into the extra session with a bucket from Bradley Nunn as time expired.
The first combined 10 points of the overtime session came from the free-throw line with the Bobcats getting six of those for a two-point lead midway through the overtime.
Troy Dockett got the first basket for Frostburg with 2:14 left, hitting a layup and converting a free throw to open the Bobcat lead up to 71-66.
Salisbury's first field goal in the overtime came with 55 seconds left on a layup from junior Trent Epps, cutting the lead to 72-69, but it was as close as the Sea Gulls could get when the Bobcats pulled ahead 77-69 before the Gulls closed the gap.
The Bobcats opened the game with a 6-0 lead after a pair of three-pointers from Troy Dockett, but the Sea Gulls would pull even midway through the first half, finishing off a 5-0 run as freshman Chris Viqueira connected on three free throws to tie the game 10-10.
Viqueira finished with a career-best 17 points, matching Posey.
Frostburg State would retake the lead and took a 32-27 advantage into the break.
The Frostburg State lead grew to as many as 13 early in the second half and remained near double figures before Salisbury made the late run.
Maczko finished with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds while Epps posted 15 points and seven rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end.
The Sea Gulls will return home on Wednesday, Feb. 15 when they host Hood College at Maggs Physical Activities Center. Salisbury will enter play on Wednesday a half game behind Hood in the standings for the final CAC playoff spot.