Scores

Final

Sam Houston 85

(12-5, 4-1 Southland)

SE Louisiana 78

(7-9, 2-3 Southland)

    8:30 PM ET, January 16, 2014

    University Center (LA), Hammond, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SHSU 40 4585
    SELA 34 4478

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston St: K. Ransom 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    SE Louisiana: D. Evans 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Sam Houston tops Southeastern Louisiana 85-78

    Associated Press

    HAMMOND, La. -- Kaheem Ransom scored 22 points Thursday and Sam Houston State defeated Southeastern Louisiana 85-78.

    Jabari Peters scored 17 for the Bearkats (12-5, 4-1 Southland), Paul Baxter 13, Michael Holyfield 12, and James Thomas 11.

    Southeast Louisiana (7-9, 2-3) pulled ahead 11-7 on a layup by Antonnio Benton and the lead changed hands five times until Terrance Motley's layup at 9:53 sparked a 10-0 run and Sam Houston State led 40-34 at halftime.

    The Bearkats increased their led to 15 in the second half on a layup by Holyfield, but the Lions answered with a 10-0 run. A dunk by Devonte Upson made it a six-point game at 11:11, but Southeastern Louisiana got no closer.

    The Bearkats outshot the Lions 63 percent to 55.1 percent and out-rebounded them 31-17.

    JaMichael Hawkins led the Lions with 26 points, including 7 of 10 from long range, and Dre Evans scored 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    SELA
    Points 85 78
    FG Made-Attempted 29-46 (.630) 27-49 (.551)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-8 (.750) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-32 (.656) 13-22 (.591)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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