Houston Baptist 85, Chicago St. 83

Wendell Preadom hit two free throws with 2 seconds left in

overtime to give Houston Baptist an 85-83 victory over Chicago

State on Thursday night.

The Huskies (5-16, 4-1 Great West) led 83-78 in overtime, but

the Cougars (6-17, 1-5) tied it with 14 seconds to go. After

Preadom’s foul shots, a last-second Chicago State shot was off the


Andrew Gonzalez led Houston Baptist with 22 points, Mario

Flaherty had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds and

Preadom scored 16.

Carl Montgomery paced Chicago State with 19 points and 10

rebounds. Kabangu Kasamba scored 19 and Antonio Lofton 18.

The Huskies led 76-74 in the waning seconds of regulation, but

Chicago State’s Brandan Smith hit an off-balance 15-footer off the

glass at the buzzer to force overtime.

Houston Baptist led 43-37 at intermission.