LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Dontae Cannon scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting to lead McNeese State past Division III Louisiana College 72-54 Saturday night.
Louisiana College shot just 36.5 percent (19 for 52) from the floor and trailed at halftime 44-29.
Attempting to rally in the second half, the early deficit was too much to overcome for the Wildcats.
McNeese shot 52.6 percent (30 for 57) from the field to prevent Louisiana College from getting back into the game.
The Cowboys were sparked by their defense, scoring 22 points off of 21 turnovers by Louisiana College.
Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
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