DAVIDSON, N.C. — Despite a miraculous three-point shot by Ryan Daly that sent the game into overtime, St. Joseph’s fell to Davidson, 89-83.
Luka Brajkovic scored six of his 17 points in overtime to carry the Wildcats over the Hawks in a game pitting two programs in search of their first Atlantic 10 victory of the season.
Daly missed a long-range jumper to tie the game with 10 seconds left but redirected a pass into a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game, 76-76, and force an extra period.
In what many are calling the shot of the year, Daly redirected a pass from Myles Douglas while on the run, tossed it toward the basket without looking while on one foot, keeping his left foot behind the three-point line.
But Jon Axel Gudmundsson got the Wildcats off to strong start in OT, hitting the second of two free throws and adding a layup in the first minute. Brajkovic hit two free throws and scored in close to make it 85-81, then added two more free throws in the final minute to push the lead to 87-83.
Gudmundsson finished with 29 points, converting 10-of-13 shots from the line, grabbed nine rebounds, and collected four steals to lead Davidson (7-8, 1-2 Atlantic 10). Brajkovic added 17 points and grabbed eight boards while Kellan Grady contributed 14 points, and Carter Collins added 13 more.