Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 63

(13-17, 7-11 Southland)

Sam Houston 69

(16-16, 8-10 Southland)

    8:30 PM ET, March 13, 2013

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    CARK 29 3463
    SHSU 28 4169

    Top Performers

    Central Arkansas: L. Miles 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Sam Houston State: J. Thomas 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Sam Houston St. 69, Cent. Arkansas 63

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Darius Gatson scored 19 points, James Thomas had a double-double and Sam Houston State advanced to the second round of the Southland Conference tournament with a 69-63 win over Central Arkansas on Wednesday night.

    Thomas had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bearkats, which are 3-0 against Central Arkansas this season.

    Sam Houston State (16-16) trailed 29-28 at halftime but used a 26-12 run to begin the second half capped off by a Gatson 3-pointer with 8:36 remaining in the game and the sixth-seeded Bearkats never looked back.

    Gatson hit six 3-pointers on the night for Sam Houston State, which shot 48.1 percent from the field and hit nine 3-pointers.

    LaQuentin Miles led Central Arkansas (13-17) with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting and DeShone McClure scored 16 off the bench.

    Sam Houston State will play third-seeded Oral Roberts, which received a first-round bye, in second-round action of the Southland Conference tournament on Thursday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CARK
    SHSU
    Points 63 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 9-19 (.474)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 10-22 (.455)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 13

    2012-13 Season

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