Elon beats South Florida 79-78 in OT behind Thompson
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ELON, N.C. (AP) Dimitri Thompson scored 23 points, including the go-ahead basket in overtime, and Elon beat South Florida 79-78 on Thursday night.
After six lead changes in overtime, Thompson's jumper with 1:01 left gave Elon a 79-78 lead. South Florida's Terrence Samuel missed a layup, but the Bulls forced a shot-clock violation and got the ball with nine seconds left. Stephan Jiggetts missed a jumper with a second left and Elon got the rebound as time expired.
Thompson's free throw and 3-pointer put Elon up 34-32 at halftime after three lead changes and two ties. Samuel tied it at 70 with 1:21 left in regulation and Elon didn't get another shot before time expired.
Payton Banks scored 23 points, including a 3 in OT for a 73-72 Bulls lead. Jiggetts scored 21 points, including three 3s, and Samuel had 14 for South Florida (4-4).
Updated November 30, 2017