Scores

Final

Sam Houston 72

(10-6, 3-1 Southland)

McNeese State 57

(7-8, 1-4 Southland)

4:15 PM ET, January 12, 2013

Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana

1 2 T
SHSU 28 4472
MCNS 27 3057

Top Performers

Sam Houston State: D. Gatlin 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

McNeese State: L. Eackles 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Sam Houston St. 72, McNeese St. 57

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Demarcus Gatlin scored 15 points to lead Sam Houston State to a 72-57 victory over McNeese State in a Southland Conference game on Saturday.

Paul Baxter and Darius Gatson scored 11 each for the Bearkats (10-6, 3-1), and Michael Holyfield pulled down 11 rebounds. Sam Houston State has won seven of its past eight games.

Ledrick Eackles had 18 points and six rebounds and Dontae Cannon scored 10 for the Cowboys (7-8, 1-4).

The game was close early in the second half, with Eackles's 3-pointer pulling the Cowboys to one back, 52-51, with 9:53 left, but the Bearkats' 9-4 run gave them a 59-53 advantage at the 7:07 mark.

Gatlin scored six consecutive points to lift the Bearkats to a 65-55 advantage with 3:34 to go, and they cruised home.

The Bearkats outshot the Cowboys from the field 39 percent (23 of 59) to 33.3 percent (16 of 48).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
MCNS
Points 72 57
FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 16-48 (.333)
3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 7-14 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 19-25 (.760) 18-29 (.621)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 15 4

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 12, 2013 SHSU 72, @MCNS 57Recap
Feb 7, 2013 MCNS 59, @SHSU 58Recap