By Nick Porter
BUENA VISTA, Va. – The Southern Virginia University men's basketball team logged a high-intensity comeback against St. Mary's College of Maryland on senior day Saturday afternoon, topping the Seahawks 82-77 in the final regular-season game of the year.
The Knights (5-20, 3-15 CAC) shot well in the first half (48.3% from the field), but the Seahawks (13-12, 8-10 CAC) recorded 58% shooting from the field to notch a ten-point lead at the intermission.
Southern Virginia cut St. Mary's lead to just two points after an 8-0 run, early in the second half. The next 10 minutes was a back and forth battle, with a number of lead changes before a Sam Armstrong three-pointer gave the Knights a two-point lead with just under a minute to go.
In the final 19 seconds, three different Knights sunk a pair of free throws to secure the Knights' third Capital Athletic Conference victory, 82-77.
In the final game of his career, senior forward Justin Langford recoded 10 points – his first double-digit game of the season.
"I'm proud of our guys," head coach Tony Caputo said. "We've had some bad breaks, but we've never quit, and that shows who we are and who we can become."