Wilson’s 20 fuels comeback (Basketball)

February 26, 2011

With a possible NCAA playoff berth on the line, the Adams State College men’s basketball team continued their last-season push with hopes of becoming just the second team in school history to qualify for the D2 big dance.

The Grizzlies overcame a 13-point second-half deficit on the road to beat Mesa State College 68-65 in overtime, thanks to the clutch play of Anchorage’s Deray Wilson.

The 5-foot-9 junior came off the bench to pump in 20 points, hitting big shots down the stretch.

He drilled a 3-pointer to give Adams State their first lead with 65 seconds left in regulation. Then in OT he made a clutch jumper to seal the deal.

Wilson, of West High fame, has been money recently. He bagged 30 points and nailed a dagger 3-pointer to highlight last week’s upset of nationally ranked and league-leading Colorado School of Mines.

Adams State, coached by Louis Wilson of Anchorage, has won 19 games, the most since the program became a D2 program in 1992.