MONTICELLO, Ark. (UAM) - Melvin Haynes' 3-point field goal attempt as time expired fell off back-iron and Arkansas-Monticello came away with a 75-72 overtime win at the Steelman Field House in Monticello, Ark.
In overtime, UAM made just one field goal as Brandon Wilson started the extra period with a dunk at the 4:22 mark. The Boll Weevils went on to make 8-of-10 free throws.
Jared Harrison made a pair of free throws with 16 seconds remaining to give UAM a 73-69 lead.
Haynes quickly drove the lane making a layup and being fouled with 10 second on the clock. The senior from Akron, Ohio then made it a 1-point game with a successful free throw.
The Reddies immediately fouled and sent Harrison back to the foul line. Harrison, who ended the game with 10 points, made both free throws with 8 seconds left.
Henderson, 8-11 on the year and 4-7 in the Great American Conference, brought the ball the length of the floor and Haynes got the open look but was unable to convert.
Henderson State began the game building a 19-12 lead at the 9:57 mark following a pair of layups by Reggie Murphy.
UAM, however, cut the deficit to 19-18 with the aid of layups by Brandon Wilson and continued to answer the Reddies basket-for-basket before Jordan Weaver gave the Boll Weevils a 25-23 lead with a pair of free throws.
Trailing 25-23 with 4:56 left in the half, the Reddies went on an 11-2 run, finishing the half with a 3-point field goal by Taylor Smith to give Henderson a 34-27 lead at the break Both teams played an aggressive second half, but the Reddies were called for several infractions and had several players in foul trouble for most of the half.
By games' end Murphy, Ronald Lawson and Alioune Mboup fouled out while Smith played with four fouls for a majority of the half.
The Reddies were whistled for 26 fouls while UAM were called for just 16 infractions with the Boll Weevils shoot twice as many free throws as the Reddies. UAM made25-of-43 shots from the foul line, while Henderson went to the line just 20 times and made 15.
Haynes led the Reddies with 17 points while having 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Smith followed with 14 points, with Murphy scoring 12 points and pulling down 6 rebounds.
Lawson ended the game with his fourth double-double of the year scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
The Reddies finished the game making 25-of-56 shots from the field for 45 percent, while UAM was 23-of-57 for 40 percent shooting.
Henderson State will next play host to East Central on Thursday with tip-off against the Tigers set for 7:30 p.m. at the Duke Wells Center.