NCAA Men's Basketball

Essien 3-pointer lifts Old Dominion over Gardner-Webb 44-43

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Imo Essien sank a 3-pointer with 41 seconds remaining to send Old Dominion to a 44-43 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

Mekhi Long finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Monarchs (7-4). Tyreek Scott-Grayson added nine points and six steals. Essien's game-winner was his only bucket of the game. He made two free throws prior.

Kareem Reid finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Runnin' Bulldogs (2-7). Anthony Selden added nine points, six rebounds and three steals.


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Updated December 10, 2022