Scores

Final

SE Louisiana 45

(10-17, 8-8 Southland)

Sam Houston 54

(15-14, 8-8 Southland)

5:10 PM ET, March 2, 2013

1 2 T
SELA 15 3045
SHSU 27 2754

Top Performers

Southeastern Louisiana: B. Fortenberry 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Sam Houston State: D. Gatson 8 Pts, 13 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Sam Houston St. 54, SE Louisiana 45

Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- James Thomas scored 15 points and Sam Houston State never trailed Saturday in a 54-45 victory over Southeastern Louisiana.

Thomas was 7 of 14 from the floor for the Bearkats (15-14, 8-8), who moved into a tie with Southeastern Louisiana for fourth place in the Southland Conference standings. Each team has two regular-season games remaining.

Brandon Fortenberry scored 22 points for the Lions (10-17, 8-8) but didn't get much help. Fortenberry was 9 of 18 from the field, including three 3-pointers; his teammates were a combined 9 of 32.

The Bearkats scored the first six points of the game and led 27-15 at halftime. The Lions pulled within 45-39 on Fortenberry's 3-pointer with 4:21 left, but SHSU made enough free throws in the final minutes to secure the victory.

Sam Houston State dominated the glass, outrebounding Southeastern Louisiana 39-25, and won despite committing 17 turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SELA
SHSU
Points 45 54
FG Made-Attempted 18-50 (.360) 17-42 (.405)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 7-14 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 13-19 (.684)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 17

2012-13 Season

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Jan 24, 2013 @SELA 69, SHSU 65Recap
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