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WT edges Greyhounds in closing seconds of NCAA first-rounder


March 17, 2019

Kevin Wilson

West Texas A&M guard Lexy Hightower tries to escape a double-team from post Alivia Lewis and guard Chelsea Hunter in the closing seconds of Friday's NCAA South Central Regional first-round game at First United Bank Center in Canyon. Hightower drew a foul with 0.7 seconds left and hit a pair of free throws to give top-seeded WT a 68-67 win.

CANYON, Texas — You can play a close-to-perfect 39:40, and then play perfect defense for 19 more seconds, and that's enough to win nearly every college basketball game.

But that's why it's called March Madness, and why Lexy Hightower was a runaw...

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