HAMDEN, Conn. – Cameron Young
(33 points) and Rich Kelly
(25 points) both recorded season-high scoring totals on Thursday night on Lender Court at the People's United Center, leading Quinnipiac men's basketball past Monmouth by the final score of 89-83 in double overtime. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 7-7 (2-1 MAAC) so far in 2018-19.
Young shot 8-of-18 from the floor in the win, while Kelly went 7-for-14 from the field. Kelly knocked down a 3-point field goal with 35 seconds left to give the Bobcats a two-point lead in the second overtime period.
Quinnipiac 89, Monmouth 83
People's United Center | Hamden, Conn.
Quinnipiac (7-7, 2-1 MAAC) | Monmouth (2-14, 1-2 MAAC)
QUINNIPIAC STATISTICAL LEADERS
QUOTING HEAD COACH Baker Dunleavy
"That was a wild game, [I have] great respect for Monmouth for coming back to force overtime. We're fortunate to win – we had some talented plays and some really high-character plays – but obviously we need to sure up some of our weaknesses. We're showing the ability to take leads, now we just have to work on behind more consistent. It's good to get a conference win."
- The Bobcats shot 26-of-59 (44.1 percent) from the field in total, going 14-for-36 from 3-point distance.
- Quinnipic led by 14 points with 1:36 left in regulation, but the Hawks outscored the Bobcats 19-5 in less than two minutes to tie the game and force overtime. Quinnipiac then outscored Monmouth 15-9 in the second overtime period to earn the conference win.
- The Bobcats hit 14 3-point field goals to Monmouth's four. The Hawks outscored QU 52-22 in the paint.
- There were 11 total lead changes, and the game was tied seven times.
- Young's 33 points are a career high. The MAAC's leading scorer shot 13-of-16 from the free throw line, and knocked down four 3-pointers in the win. Young also tallied six rebounds and two assists, drawing nine total fouls in the contest.
- Kelly's season-high 25 points came via 7-of-14 shooting from the floor. The sophomore point guard converted on 8-of-9 free throws, going 3-for-6 from the 3-point line. Kelly also added a team-best four assists and four rebounds in the victory.
- All 12 of Tyrese Williams' points came in the first half, where he shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor. The freshman finished with 12 points, two assists and two rebounds.
- Abdulai Bundu recorded seven points and a season-high 12 rebounds, shooting a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor. Bundu had nine rebounds in the second half/overtime combined.
- Jacob Rigoni added 12 points, four rebounds and three assists in the win. The sophomore went 3-for-10 from beyond the arc.
- Cameron Young now has 896 career points, just 104 away from 1,000.
- Rich Kelly has 196 career assists, just four away from 200.
- Jacob Rigoni has 456 career points, needing just 44 more to reach 500 as a sophomore.
- Quinnipiac returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 13, playing host to Fairfield to continue MAAC play at 2:00 p.m.
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