Scores

Final

Houston Baptist 68

(4-14, 1-5 Southland)

McNeese State 70

(6-12, 4-2 Southland)

4:25 PM ET, January 18, 2014

Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana

1 2 T
HBU 34 3468
MCNS 42 2870

Top Performers

Houston Baptist: C. Crayton 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

McNeese State: K. Hardy 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

McNeese State survives Houston Baptist rally 70-68

Associated Press

THIBODAUX, La. -- Kevin Hardy made the game-winning dunk Saturday and McNeese State repelled Houston Baptist's comeback charge to survive 70-68.

With 26 seconds left and the game tied 68-68, McNeese State (6-12, 4-2 Southland Conference) had the opportunity to run the clock down for a final shot.

The Cowboys spread the floor for Hardy who freed himself with a crossover dribble, drove through the center of the lane and elevated above three converging HBU defenders for the two-handed flush with 7.2 seconds left.

Hardy finished with 15 points and Ledrick Eackles led the Cowboys with 20.

HBU (4-14, 1-5) used an 8-0 run to take its first lead of the game at 66-64, and tied the game at 68 prior to McNeese State's final possession. After Hardy's dunk, Rob Lewis missed a 3-point attempt for HBU as time expired.

Caleb Crayton led the Huskies with 18 points and Cody Joyce added 15.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HBU
MCNS
Points 68 70
FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 26-64 (.406)
3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 11-24 (.458)
FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 7-11 (.636)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 18, 2014 @MCNS 70, HBU 68Recap
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