Wilson ignites historic victory (Basketball)

January 2, 2011

He finished with only 5 points, but Deray Wilson of Anchorage supplied the knockout blow that helped Adams State College make history tonight.

Down 18 points just five minutes into the second half, Adams State rallied for an improbable 63-56 road win at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

It was just the second time in 24 games that Adams State beat the Lopers and the first time in Kearney.

Wilson, of West High fame, scored all 5 points in 68 seconds, including the go-ahead basket that gave the NCAA D2 Grizzlies of Colorado the lead for good.

First he converted a layup. Then he knocked down a 3-pointer, putting Adams State ahead for the first time at 49-47.

Adams State, which is coached by Louis Wilson and Chuck White of Anchorage, improved to 7-2 overall, 4-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Wilson, a 5-foot-9 junior transfer, is averaging 10.7 points in nine games with a season high of 22.

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