LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Kevin Hardy scored 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds on Friday night and McNeese State put on an offensive show to handily defeat Louisiana College 92-88.
The Cowboys took an 11-9 lead on a Jamaya Burr layup with 16:35 to play in the first half and never looked back, extending their lead to 22 at one point on 52.8 percent shooting from the field. The Wildcats shot just 30.6 percent from the field and were outrebounded 49-35.
Thurl Bailey, a member of the 1983 North Caroina State title team, has helped get the Wolfpack an invitation to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on May 9.
It's about time for someone other than Duke and Kentucky to grab the top class. Could it be Shaka Smart and Texas in 2017?
Which teams have enjoyed the most NCAA tournament success since 2000? Kansas' recent run to the Elite Eight vaulted the Jayhawks up the list.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|