After trailing by as many as 27 points Wednesday night at home against Notre Dame, Student Athlete of the Week Pat Johnson-Agwu led the way with a comeback victory and won 108-106.
After falling behind 29-6 early, and trailing 58-42 at halftime, State used a 66 point second half to complete the largest comeback in the long and proud history of Yellow Jacket basketball. State did not take the lead until both teams had hit triple digits, when the Yellow Jackets went ahead 102-101 with just over a minute and a half left.
Johnson-Agwu sealed the win with a free throw with two seconds left in regulation. Johnson Agwu led all scorers with 41 points, 25 of which coming in the last 18 minutes, and also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists. Johnson-Agwu also converted 13 of his 21 free throw attempts.
Jeremiah Moore scored 20 points for State and pulled down eight rebounds. Garrett McCarty scored 13 points off four three-pointers, and Ernest Jenkins dished out five assists.
Will Voorhees had a night of his own for Notre Dame scoring 32 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, handed out five assists, and two steals for the visiting Falcons. Lorenz Thurman also scored 26 points for Notre Dame.
State moves to 10-9 overall on the season, with a Mountain East Conference record of 7-6, and has won five of their last six games. Notre Dame falls to 13-6 overall, with an MEC record of 9-4.
State returns to the court Saturday, when they travel to face the Urbana Blue Knights, in Ohio.