Skidmore beats Southern Vermont

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Skidmore beat Southern Vermont in the longest game in NCAA Division III men's basketball history -- a seven-overtime marathon.

The Thoroughbreds prevailed 128-123.

It matched the longest NCAA men's game in any division and was two overtimes longer than the previous record at the Division III level. Cincinnati beat Bradley on Dec. 21, 1981, in seven overtimes for the Division I mark; Black Hills beat Yankton in seven OTs on Feb. 18, 1956, for the Division II record.

John Mantas scored 27 points for Skidmore, which got tying shots near the end of four different overtime periods.

Southern Vermont's Lance Spratling played all 75 minutes.