Scores

Final

Northwestern St 97

(5-10, 1-3 Southland)

Houston Baptist 98

(4-12, 1-3 Southland)

8:30 PM ET, January 11, 2014

Sharp Gymnasium, Houston, Texas

1 2 T
NWST 47 5097
HBU 56 4298

Top Performers

Northwestern State: J. West 31 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

Houston Baptist: R. Lewis 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Houston Baptist gets by Northwestern State 98-97

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Tyler Russell, who had 16 points, hit a jump shot with two seconds remaining to give Houston Baptist a 98-97 victory over Northwestern State Saturday night.

Houston Baptist (4-12, 1/3 Southland) led throughout most of the game, holding a 96-89 advantage with 2:30 remaining in the game. Northwestern State (5-10, 1-3) reeled off 8 consecutive points, and led for the first time in the final period 97-96 when DeQuan Hicks, who had 20 points, made a layup with 16 seconds remaining.

Russell missed a jumper with six seconds left but Marcel Smith corralled an offensive rebound, allowing Russell to hit the winning shot.

Smith had a career-high 21 points, Rob Lewis contributed 20 with 6 assists and Cody Joyce added 10 points for the Huskies.

Houston Baptist was 7 of 11 from beyond the arc, making 53.8 percent of their field goals.

Jalan West had 31 points for Northwestern State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
HBU
Points 97 98
FG Made-Attempted 37-67 (.552) 35-65 (.538)
3P Made-Attempted 1-12 (.083) 7-11 (.636)
FT Made-Attempted 22-26 (.846) 21-31 (.677)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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