Scores

Final

Chicago State 77

(9-23, 4-8 WAC)

Houston Baptist 80

(11-20, 9-3 Southland)

    7:00 PM ET, March 10, 2010

    UCCU Events Center, Orem, Utah

    1 2 T
    CHS 34 4377
    HBU 29 5180

    Top Performers

    Chicago State: A. Lofton 22 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast

    Houston Baptist: W. Preadom 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Preadom hits go-ahead basket as Houston Baptist drops Chicago State

    Associated Press

    OREM, Utah -- Wendell Preadom scored 22 points and hit the go-ahead basket to lead Houston Baptist to an 80-77 victory over Chicago State in the first round of the Great West Conference tournament Wednesday.

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    Andrew Gonzalez scored 18 points, Fred Hinnenkamp 16 and Mario Flaherty 12 for the second-seeded Huskies (11-20), who will play sixth-seeded NJIT in the semifinals Friday night.

    Antonio Lofton had 22 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Cougars (9-23). Carl Montgomery scored 18 and Christian Wall and Victor Scott 12 apiece.

    Preadom's 3-pointer broke a 55-55 tie with 6:10 to play and gave Houston Baptist a permanent lead.

    The edge climbed to 70-61 with 1:59 left, but Scott hit a basket with 16 seconds to go and a 3-pointer 9 seconds later to pull Chicago State within 78-77. But Hinnenkamp converted a layup for the final margin.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CHS
    HBU
    Points 77 80
    FG Made-Attempted 30-74 (.405) 27-48 (.563)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 7

    2009-10 Season

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