Rowell hits corner 3, Cal Baptist hangs for 77-75 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Heading scored 26 points, Ty Rowell drained a wide-open 3-pointer in the final seconds and California Baptist edged Chicago State 77-75 on Saturday, the school’s first road victory in Division I.
Trailing 75-74 with the clock under 20 seconds, Milan Acquaah took the ball the length of the court and found Rowell unguarded in the left corner. Rowell dropped his fourth 3-pointer for the lead with 11.1 seconds remaining.
On the game’s final possession, Chicago State’s Rob Shaw broke from behind a screen to get the ball on the right wing, but his 3-pointer, launched with 2.8 seconds on the clock, hit off the back of the rim and a mob of players from both teams battled for the rebound as time expired.
California Baptist (10-7, 1-2 Western Athletic Conference) celebrated its first D-I road win with a snowball fight .
The Cougars (3-14, 0-2) have lost six in a row.
Acquaah finished with 16 points, Rowell 14.
Anthony Harris led Chicago State with 24 points, Christian Jacob added 20.