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Houston Baptist outlasts Chicago State 85-83 in OT

Feb 5, 2010 - 5:21 AM CHICAGO(AP) -- 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 mark.

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.