Billy Barnes' two free throws with 14 seconds remaining in overtime gave William and Mary a 47-46 victory over Navy at Halsey Field House tonight.
Navy (8-9, 1-2 in the ECAC South) had a final chance to win the game, but Rob Romaine's shot from beyond the top of the key bounced off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Romaine, who made only two of 11 shots, had sent the game into overtime with two free throws with six seconds left in regulation, but Navy Coach Paul Evans said Navy's last shot in overtime should have been taken by Jim Kuzma (10 points) at the foul line.
"Coming off our disappointing loss to Maryland (50-43) this week, I'm happy with the way we came back," said William and Mary Coach Bruce Parkhill, whose team improved to 10-6 and 3-2.
After Kevin Richardson cut the deficit to 46-45 by making the first of two foul shots, Barnes, an all-Met at St. John's High School, was fouled by Myron Simons as he was getting an offensive rebound. Barnes made both free throws.
William and Mary broke a 20-20 halftime tie by scoring eight of the first 12 points in the second half. But led by David Brooks and Kuzma, Navy came back.