Scranton, Pa. — The Catholic University of America picked up a pivotal Landmark Conference win on Saturday at Scranton, 81-79, thanks to 32 points, including the go-ahead free throws with two seconds, left by senior Jay Howard.
Catholic trailed 48-35 at the half but used nearly the entire second half to fight back into the game before finally taking the lead, 76-75, on a layup by junior Jimmy Golaszewski with 3:43 left to play.
Scranton came back to tie it at 77-all, but Howard made a layup on the next play. The Royals tied it at again with just 12 seconds left, but Howard once again came up clutch to put the Cardinals back in the driver's seat for the Landmark playoffs.
Howard finished with his fifth 30-point game of the season on 13-of-20 from the field and 6-of-8 from the line. He added three boards, two assists, five steals and two blocks.
Golaszewski was also locked in with 21 points that included four 3-pointers.
Catholic returns home for the final two regular-season games of the season beginning with Elizabethtown this Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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