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Hall's FTs lift Drury past Metro State, 74-73

Updated: April 7, 2013, 9:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- When Drury seemed to be overmatched by Metro State, falling behind by 17 points late in the first half, coach Steve Hesser said he told his players "to get back to being us."

That plan included getting the ball to leading scorer Alex Hall when the game was on the line.

Hall made two free throws with 22.8 seconds remaining as Drury rallied from the big deficit and beat Metro State 74-73 to win the Division II national championship on Sunday.

"We had a chip on our shoulder ...

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