Scores

Final

SE Louisiana 58

(10-14, 8-6 Southland)

McNeese State 65

(11-13, 5-9 Southland)

8:50 PM ET, February 19, 2013

Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana

1 2 T
SELA 24 3458
MCNS 27 3865

Top Performers

Southeastern Louisiana: J. Ricard 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

McNeese State: K. Hardy 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

McNeese St. 65, SE Louisiana 58

Associated Press

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Dontae Cannon scored 19 points and Desharick Guidry added 17 as McNeese State held off Southeastern Louisiana 65-58 Tuesday night to clinch a spot in the Southland Conference tournament.

The Cowboys (11-13, 5-9) led 40-30 with 14:50 remaining, but the Lions roared back with a 13-6 run capped by Todd Nelson's 3-pointer.

Southeastern Louisiana cut the deficit to three twice more, but could get no closer. After Jeffery Ricard's two free throws made it 57-54 with 3:04 left, Cannon scored four straight points.

Brandon Fortenberry hit two foul shots with 1:16 left to get within 61-58, but Keelan Garrett and Cannon answered with two free throws apiece.

Kevin Hardy added 14 points and Craig McFerrin grabbed 10 rebounds to help give McNeese State a 38-26 advantage on the boards.

Ricard's 17 points led the Lions (10-14, 8-6), who came in as winners of five of their last seven games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SELA
MCNS
Points 58 65
FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 23-51 (.451)
3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 4-9 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 15-19 (.789)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 10

2012-13 Season

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