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McNeese State vs Sam Houston State

McNeese St. 67, Sam Houston St. 61

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Patrick Richard had 15 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds as McNeese State maintained its share of first place in the Southland Conference East Division with a 67-61 victory over Sam Houston State on Wednesday night.

The Cowboys (10-10, 6-2 Southland) won their third straight game and kept pace with Northwestern State, which also won Wednesday to stand at 6-2 in league play.

Jeremie Mitchell led McNeese State with 16 points, and Dontae Cannon added 12.

Marcus James and Demarcus Gatlin scored 16 points each for Sam Houston State (8-14, 2-6), and Konner Tucker added 10.

The Cowboys trailed 19-11 before closing the first half with a 30-11 run to go on top 41-30. Sam Houston got within 63-61 on two free throws by Gatlin with 2:30 to play, but Mitchell hit a jumper with 1:17 left and Richard added a pair of free throws with 28 seconds remaining.

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McNeese State Cowboys
D. Guidry, F183-50-03136
D. Richard, C323-43-43039
P. Richard, G384-96-6711315
D. Cannon, G364-104-565112
J. Mitchell, G346-92-220316
A. Fields312-40-02115
K. Hardy112-20-00144
Totals 24-4315-1724191867
 55.8%88.2% 
Sam Houston State Bearkats
M. James, F267-92-330416
S. Werner, F251-66-85048
K. Tucker, G362-64-524210
D. Gatson, G332-40-04726
D. Gatlin, G316-134-520216
A. Harwell220-20-02600
M. McKinney172-30-03115
M. Holyfield60-00-01010
A. Bootle40-00-00100
Totals 20-4316-2124191661
 46.5%76.2% 
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Lamar4-410-10283
Incarn Word3-311-5130
Abilene Christian3-49-11290
SE Louisiana2-45-14272
New Orleans2-56-10284
Nicholls St.2-55-12330
McNeese St.1-67-11244
C. Arkansas0-70-18350
 
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