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Houston Baptist hits FTs, beats Santa Clara 72-71
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011

HOUSTON (AP)—Houston Baptist made its two free throws in the final seconds, then watched as Santa Clara missed its two opportunities in a 72-71 victory for the Huskies on Wednesday night.

Tyler Russell hit a pair of shots from the foul line with 6.2 seconds left to put Houston Baptist (5-7) on top. Santa Clara’s Evan Roquemore was then fouled in the lane with 1.9 seconds remaining and went to the line with a chance to win it. Roquemore was 8 for 8 from the line up to that point, including two with 35.6 seconds left that put Santa Clara ahead 71-70, but missed both final free throws.

Russell had 19 points to lead Houston Baptist, which rallied from a 41-29 halftime deficit. Art Bernardi scored 16, Jonathan Evans 11 and Joe Latas 10.

Kevin Foster led Santa Clara (7-4) with 19 points. Roquemore and Raymond Cowells III added 15 points each, and John McArthur had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

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 Santa Clara
John McArthur John McArthur
5-9,  12 Pts
12 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Houston Baptist
Tyler Russell Tyler Russell
6-12,  19 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists

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