Scores

Final

Sam Houston 80

(14-11, 7-6 Southland)

Cent Arkansas 75

(9-15, 4-10 Southland)

    5:15 PM ET, February 16, 2013

    Farris Center, Conway, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    SHSU 35 4580
    CARK 27 4875

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston St: J. Thomas 26 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Central Arkansas: R. Crawford 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Blk

    Sam Houston St. 80, Cent. Arkansas 75

    Associated Press

    CONWAY, Ark. -- James Thomas had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Sam Houston State defeated Central Arkansas 80-75 on Saturday night.

    Will Bond added 15 points and Darius Gatson 13 for the Bearkats (14-11, 7-6 Southland Conference), who took the lead for good while holding the Bears without a field goal for a 4:31 stretch in the final minutes.

    Robert Crawford had 21 points and LaQuentin Miles 19 for Central Arkansas (9-15, 4-10), which shot 14.3 percent (3 of 21) from 3-point range.

    Crawford's 3-point basket gave the Bears a 57-55 lead with 6:02 remaining, but the lengthy field-goal drought began after that. Meanwhile, Bond's 3-pointer and 12 points by Thomas keyed a 17-3 run.

    Sam Houston State shot 30 for 45 (66.7 percent) from the free-throw line, with 18 of the makes in the final 6:24.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    CARK
    Points 80 75
    FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 24-62 (.387)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 3-21 (.143)
    FT Made-Attempted 30-45 (.667) 24-36 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 33 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 0

    2012-13 Season

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