Steve Goff’s 4-of-5 shooting performance from beyond the arch on Friday seemed miniscule compared to his performance against the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions at Bill Greehey Arena on Saturday.
Goff went 7-of-11 from three-point land, scoring 31 points including a buzzer beater in regulation to send the Rattlers to overtime, where they lost, 76-75.
The Rattlers (2-2) nearly pulled out the amazing comeback victory, nursing a 75-74 lead in the game’s closing seconds. The Lions, however, attempted a shot and managed to get the offensive rebound, which Chris Fantroy converted into the game-winning basket with .7 seconds left in the game.
St. Mary’s grabbed an early 5-2 lead, but trailed for most of the game thereafter.
And then Goff went to work
Goff scored eight points in the final 1:21, connecting on two consecutive three-pointers to bring the Rattlers within a two-point deficit after trailing 68-68.
Goff then got the defensive rebound and connected on a long-distance two pointer to tie the game at 68-68 as time expired in regulation.
The Rattlers’ loss broke a two-game winning streak at Greehey Arena. The Rattlers travel to A&M Kingsville to take on the Javelinas on Mon., Nov. 28. St. Mary’s will return home on Wed., Nov. 30 to take on Huston Tillotson College.