Scores

Final

Sam Houston 65

(11-8, 4-3 Southland)

SE Louisiana 69

(6-11, 4-3 Southland)

8:40 PM ET, January 24, 2013

University Center, Hammond, Louisiana

1 2 T
SHSU 30 3565
SELA 27 4269

Top Performers

Sam Houston State: D. Gatlin 15 Pts, 4 Reb

Southeastern Louisiana: B. Fortenberry 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

SE Louisiana 69, Sam Houston St. 65

Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. -- Brandon Fortenberry scored 22 points and Southeastern Louisiana held off Sam Houston State to snap a two-game losing skid with a 69-65 victory Thursday night.

The Lions (6-11, 4-3 Southland Conference) were behind 30-27 at halftime and trailed until Dre Evans' 3-pointer put them ahead 38-37 with 15:50 to play.

Terrance Motley's jumper quickly put the Bearkats (11-8, 4-3) back ahead, but after Darius Gatson's basket made it 40-38 Sam Houston State, Roosevelt Johnson's layup sparked a 5-0 Southeastern Louisiana run to put the Lions ahead for good.

Southeastern Louisiana never led by more than seven, and the Bearkats twice cut the lead to two points in the final 30 seconds, the last on Gatson's free throw with 4 seconds remaining. Johnson responded with two free throws, though, and Sam Houston State's Paul Baxter missed a desperation 3 to end it.

DeMarcus Gatlin led the Bearkats with 15 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHSU
SELA
Points 65 69
FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 21-43 (.488)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 7-15 (.467)
FT Made-Attempted 22-32 (.688) 20-32 (.625)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 7

2012-13 Season

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» Jan 24, 2013 @SELA 69, SHSU 65Recap
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