Shedrick Haynes scored a game high 22 points in his final collegiate basketball contest but it wasn't enough as Tarleton State saw its season end with a heartbreaking 64-63 overtime loss to Arkansas Tech last Sunday in the NCAA Division II South Central Region semifinal.
Haynes, the former Palmetto High football and basketball standout, did all he could do keep his Texans in the game. The senior guard hit a shot with 4 seconds left to end regulation that tied the game at 56 and sent it into overtime.
Haynes converted two free throw attempts with 7 seconds remaining in overtime to cut Tarleton's deficit to 64-63. The Texans got the ball back after two missed free throws by Arkansas Tech, but couldn't hit a shot as the clock ran out.
Tarleton ended its season at 27-6. Haynes connected on 7 of 12 field goal attempts and converted 4 of 6 from beyond the arc in the game.
Haynes transferred to Tarleton for his senior year after playing with USF last season. He began his career at State College of Florida and played one season at Lackawanna College before signing with USF.
Haynes was the Texans third leading scorer averaging 10.9 points per game. He led Tarleton with 111 assists and was third with 37 steals. For the season he shot 36 percent on treys draining 54 of 151 attempts.