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.
Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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