Young set the NCAA single-game high mark this season, a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record and a program high for the Bobcats (14-11, 9-5) at the Division I level. He was 15-of-24 shooting from the field, including 9 of 13 from 3-point range, 16 of 20 from the foul line and collected 10 rebounds. His point total is the third highest by a D-I player in the last 20 years.
Meanwhile, Siena’s Jalen Pickett scored 46 points shooting 14 of 26, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and was 14 of 18 from the foul line. He finished five points shy of tying Dormeus Bennerman’s program record. Pickett also distributed 13 assists and collected four steals.
The combined 101 points between Young and Pickett were the most between two opposing players since Feb. 21, 1970 when LSU’s Pete Maravich and Kentucky’s Dan Issel totaled 115 points in a 121-105 Wildcats win. Maravich scored 64 and Issel tallied 51.
The Saints (13-14, 8-6) scored 51 second-half points to overcome a 39-24 halftime deficit. The Saints’ Manny Camper tied it at 75-all with five seconds left to force the first overtime. Pickett made a layup as time expired to tie it at 86. Young’s 3-pointer tied it at 93 and neither team scored in the next 24 seconds to send it into a third overtime.
Young registered a 3-point play to start the third extra session and the Bobcats led the rest of the way.