Liberty 67, Chicago St. 65

John Brown hit a pair of free throws in the closing seconds of

overtime Saturday to lift Liberty to a 67-65 victory over Chicago

State in the South Padre Island Invitational.

Brown hit a free throw with 4 seconds left to break a 65-65 tie,

then missed the second attempt and was fouled again on the rebound.

He was 1 for 2 on the ensuing free-throw attempts with 1 second

left to provide the final margin of victory.

Brown finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Flames

(4-4). Antwan Burrus and David Minaya added 14 points each, and

Evan Gordon had 13.

Carl Montgomery led Chicago State (2-5) with 21 points and nine

rebounds. Antonio Lofton added 15 points, including a layup with 4

seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime.

The Cougars took advantage of 20 turnovers by the Flames, but

shot just 33 percent from the field, including 2 for 20 on 3-point

attempts.