Scores

Final

Sam Houston 73

(15-16, 8-10 Southland)

Northwestern St 84

(21-8, 15-3 Southland)

    4:00 PM ET, March 9, 2013

    Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SHSU 35 3873
    NWST 41 4384

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston State: J. Thomas 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Northwestern State: S. Davis 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Northwestern St. 84, Sam Houston St. 73

    Associated Press

    NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Shamir Davis scored 24 points and Jalan West added a double-double to lead Northwestern State past Sam Houston State 84-73 Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

    West had 11 points and 12 assists, and Brison White scored 15 for Northwestern State (21-8, 15-3).

    Demons coach Mike McConathy won his 573rd game, the most in Louisiana college history.

    Nathaniel Mason's layup with 7:43 left got Sam Houston State (15-16, 8-10) within 63-61, but Northwestern State responded with a 13-2 run. Davis capped the run with a jumper and 3-pointer, extending the Demons' lead to 76-63 with 4:28 to go.

    Sam Houston State scored two points in the final 2:15, and Northwestern State maintained at least an eight-point lead the rest of the way.

    The Demons shot 50.9 percent (29 of 57) compared to the Bearkats' 39.7 percent (25 of 63).

    James Thomas led the Bearkats with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    NWST
    Points 73 84
    FG Made-Attempted 25-63 (.397) 29-57 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-24 (.417) 11-27 (.407)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 15-22 (.682)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 13

    2012-13 Season

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