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Being the youngest brother is typically a good recipe for toughness -- especially when your older brothers are as big as Jordan Glasgow's.
Following Graham and Ryan at Marmion, Jordan is the smallest at 6-feet. That hasn't stopped the sophomore from quickly making a name for himself.
Glasgow notched his second straight 20-point game Saturday, leading Marmion with 21 points and 9 rebounds in a 68-61 victory over Geneseo in double overtime at the 85th annual Chuck Dayton Holiday Tournament in DeKalb.
On the first possession of the game Glasgow dove for a loose ball that resulted in one of Geneseo's 9 first-quarter turnovers. He was clutch down the stretch with seven points in the fourth quarter and three more in the first overtime.
"He's the youngest of three Glasgows I've had and he's the smallest one so he's got to be tough," Marmion coach Ryan Paradise said. "He doesn't think twice about getting on the floor or going for a rebound. It's just in his nature. I think the rest of the guys feed off that energy."
Glasgow got to the free-throw line 12 times, making nine including one to tie the game at 60 with 7 seconds left in the first overtime.
"He's so physically gifted," Paradise said. "To be as strong as he is and be able to move the way he can laterally and to kind of glide through the air. He can take bumps and finish. He's got a real nice shot that's starting to develop now."
While he has the toughness to score inside, his quick moves on the perimeter make him a tough cover, according to Paradise.
"He's just a mismatch because if you put a little quick guard on him he's as strong a kid I've ever seen at that age," Paradise said. "If you put a big slow guy on him he's very quick. He's starting to get more points in our offensive sets."
Marmion (4-8) needed each and every one of those points to survive Geneseo (6-4) and snap a 3-game losing streak.
The game was tight throughout with neither team leading by more than 5 points. There were 22 ties or lead changes; just when Marmion looked to have the game won in regulation, Geneseo's Jordan Starkey drained a 3 with 39 seconds to go sending the game to overtime tied at 53.
The Cadets nearly won in dramatic fashion. With the ball and 1.9 seconds left, Glasgow launched a three-quarters court pass to Tyler Maryanski. Once the defense converged on him, Maryanski quickly fed Mike Sheehan on a play very similar to Valpariso's Bryce Drew's winning shot in 1998 NCAA Tournament.
Sheehan's shot rimmed off, but after the Cadets again missed 3 shots in the final 7 seconds of the first OT that could have won the game, Sheehan fed Matt Smith for a bucket to start the second overtime and the Cadets never trailed again.
"We work on that three or four times a week," Paradise said. "We know what we are doing. We always win the game in practice though. We got a good look and I know Mike was disappointed he missed it but we moved on and got the job done."
Smith added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals for Marmion. Alex Theilsen came off Marmion's bench with 8 points.
"In overtime we felt we needed to get out there and take control of the game, get a couple points and get ahead of them so we can control the game," Theilsen said. "That way we can slow it down on offense, maybe waste some time off the clock, and then stop them on defense when we had to."
Starkey led all scorers with 32 points including 15-of-18 shooting at the line for Geneseo who turned the ball over 26 times.
"He was hitting his shots and finding ways to score," Geneseo coach Brad Storm said. "We just needed some other guys to step up and take some of the load off him. I think we gave Marmion too many chances on turnovers and offensive rebounds."