No. 11 Midwestern State just continues to prove no matter the circumstances, the Mustangs have what it takes to win.
The Mustangs overcame a 7-point deficit with four minutes left in regulation to claim a 66-60 win over West Texas A&M in overtime Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
It was the third time this season that MSU trailed by more than 10 points in the second half and - once again - the Mustangs came through with the victory to improve to 13-0 on the season and to 6-0 in Lone Star Conference play.
The start is the second-best in school history behind only the 2009-10 squad, which started the season with 14 straight wins.
DeJuan Plummer was the unlikely hero in regulation as the junior guard started the comeback with a driving layup after a pair of Kennon Washington free throws staked the Buffs to a 52-45 lead with 4:00 left.
Then Plummer stepped into a 3-pointer from the left wing to cap a 10-2 run and give the Mustangs their first lead of the night at 55-54 with 75 seconds remaining.
The teams exchanged stops before MSU senior guard Michael Loyd was whistled for a touch foul with 4.7 seconds to play. West Texas A&M's Lionel Foster, who logged 10 points and nine assists, hit just one of two charity tosses to send the game to overtime knotted at 55-55.
The Mustangs never trailed in overtime, which was highlighted by a pair of clutch 3-pointers from Michael Loyd and JaMichael Rivers.
Rivers paced the Mustangs with 16 points, while senior forward David Terrell added 12 points and nine rebounds before fouling out in 20 minutes. Terrell was also a force on the defensive end with four blocked shots and two steals.
Courtney Carr had 13 points to lead West Texas A&M, which fell to 11-3 and 5-2.
Midwestern State returns to action Saturday afternoon at Eastern New Mexico. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. (Central Time).
Midwestern State's dominant second half carried it to an 88-76 Lone Star Conference win over West Texas A&M Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
The win improved the Mustangs' best winning streak since 2003-04 to six games as they improved to 10-3 on the season and to 6-1 in league play.
And - for the second straight season - MSU defeated the Lady Buffs under the Dome.
It was definitely a team effort as four different Mustangs reached double figures, led by senior guard Savannah Carver who ripped the nets for 19 points.
Paced by senior Joni Unruh's 18-point, 9-assist and 6-rebound effort, West Texas A&M battled back. They used a 12-0 run to take a 39-38 halftime lead and briefly held the advantage after intermission.
But the Mustangs' depth proved too much for the Lady Buffs. MSU's reserves outscored WT's bench 28-2 in the second half.
Freshman forward Andrea Carter tallied 11 of her career-high 15 points in the second half, while Dianna Jones dominated from the floor to score 10 of her 16 points after intermission.
Sophomore forward Skyler Warrick, before leaving with an injury, added seven second-half points as the Mustangs pulled away for a 16-point lead in the game's final minute.
Senior Karissa Lang knocked down a pair of treys to finish with 10 points and four assists, while sophomore Kirsti Degelia finished a solid all-around effort with six points, seven assists and five rebounds.
The Mustangs return to action Saturday afternoon at Eastern New Mexico. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. (Central Time).