No. 11 Midwestern State missed 22 free throws Saturday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
But, for the second consecutive game, the Mustangs eventually won the game at the stripe as Anthony Harris connected on consecutive free throws with 17 seconds left to allow MSU to escape with a 62-61 Lone Star Conference win over Angelo State.
Midwestern improves 18-2 on the season and to 11-2 in league play while the Rams fell to 9-13 and 2-10.
Also for the second straight game, the Mustangs surrendered a big lead with less than 8 minutes to play as senior guard Michael Loyd's pair of free throws at the 7:07 mark gave them a 53-45 lead.
The Rams would score the next seven points to pull within 53-52 on Justin Walling's jumper with 6:03 to play before Loyd drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing to quell the run before David Terrell converted an alley-opp pass for layup to give MSU a 58-52 lead with 4:36 to go.
But Angelo State wouldn't go away and rallied with an 8-0 run to take a 61-58 lead with 2:16 to play.
Terrell answered with a dunk off of a feed from Kevin Loyd to narrow the margin to 61-60 as the Mustangs put the clams on the Rams' attack in the final two minutes before Harris converted the final two charity tosses.
Michael Loyd paced MSU with 13 points and four assists, while Terrell (12 points and 7 rebounds) and Harris (12 points, 8 rebounds added solid performances off of the bench with DeJuan Plummer pitching in 11 points.
Huckaby and Kennen Coleman had 13 points each to lead Angelo State which fell to 9-13 and 2-10.
Midwestern State takes on Incarnate Word Wednesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
Midwestern State's one-two punch of Kirsti Degelia and Savannah Carver proved too much for Angelo State Saturday night leading the Mustangs to an 83-70 Lone Star Conference win at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
MSU improved to 16-4 on the season and moved to 12-2 in league play by claiming its season consecutive victory, while the 'Belles fell to 11-9 and 9-5.
The Mustangs used a stellar effort from the free throw by hitting 23-of-25 charity tosses including perfect 8-for-8 performances by Degelia and Carver, who finished with 24 and 20 points respectively.
MSU used a late first half 11-4 run to push out to a 39-28 halftime lead, but behind the efforts of Paige Weishuhn and Ashley James Angelo State methodically worked back to within 60-58 on Lauren Holt's layup with 8:42 to play.
Weishuhn accounted for 18 of her team-high 21 points in the second half, while James completed a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists.
But Degelia penetrated the lane for six points in a 13-2 run which was highlighted by a Carver 3-pointer from the left wing and her two free throws at the 5:33 mark re-established a 73-60 advantage.
Senior forward Jazman Patterson added 12 points and nine rebounds as the 83 MSU points represented the most Angelo State has allowed this season.
The 'Belles dipped to 11-9 and 9-5 on the season.