Houston Baptist rallies late, shocks Wake Forest 93-91 in OT

Houston Baptist rallies late, shocks Wake Forest 93-91 in OT
Wake Forest Basketball (Source: Wimberly, Nate)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Ian DuBose scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining in regulation, and Houston Baptist rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit and beat Wake Forest 93-91 in overtime on Friday.

Jalon Gates had 20 points to lead Houston Baptist (2-2). Brandon Childress scored a career-high 27 points and Jaylen Hoard added 22 for Wake Forest (3-2).

The Huskies trailed 71-57 with 8:58 to play after Wake Forest's Sharone Wright, Jr. scored a layup, but the Houston Baptist defense stiffened down the stretch. The Demon Deacons failed to make another field goal and committed six of their 22 turnovers after Wright's layup.

DuBose made the most of a chaotic final possession of regulation, stepping back to hit a contested shot and send the game to overtime.

Wake Forest appeared to regain control early in the extra period, building a 91-87 lead with 1:15 to play. But Gates made his sixth 3-pointer, and the HBU defense forced yet another turnover before Edward Hardt's layup gave the Huskies a 92-91 lead it would not relinquish.


Houston Baptist: The Huskies overcame a power conference opponent after falling in blowout fashion on the road at Arizona and Wisconsin. They get almost a month before visiting another Atlantic Coast Conference-foe, Miami on Dec. 19, in their final crack at such opposition this season.

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons did little to assuage the notion that this could be a long season. The team was picked to finish next-to-last in the ACC, and even that might be a lofty goal if improvement doesn't come rapidly.


Wake Forest: Hosts Western Carolina on Tuesday. The Catamounts, coached by the late Demon Deacons coach Skip Prosser's son Mark, entered the weekend with a 1-5 record.

Houston Baptist: Hosts UTSA on Monday, which began the season 0-5 before knocking off Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday.


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