LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Dontae Cannon scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half as McNeese State rallied late in the second half to beat Oral Roberts 56-54 in a Southland Conference game Thursday night.
Oral Roberts led 47-36 with 8:03 remaining, but a jumper by Cannon started a 20-7 run by the Cowboys (12-14, 6-9) over the final 6:54.
With the game tied 54-54, Cannon hit two free throws with 16 seconds to play and Brandon Regis knocked away a pass by the Golden Eagles (17-12, 12-4) with 2.1 seconds left.
The victory was the third straight in conference play for the Cowboys.
McNeese hit 54.2 percent (13 of 24) from the field in the second half after making 37.9 percent (11 of 29) in the first.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
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