Sam Houston State vs Stephen F. Austin

Stephen F. Austin 68, Sam Houston St. 46

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KATY, Texas (AP) - Darius Gardner, Jonathan King and Antonio Bostic scored 13 points apiece Wednesday to pace Stephen F. Austin to a 68-46 victory over Sam Houston State in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference tournament.

The second-seeded Lumberjacks shot 56 percent (20 of 36), winning their sixth straight and reaching 20 victories for the sixth time since joining Division I in 1988. Stephen F. Austin (20-11) will face third-seeded Lamar in the semifinals Thursday night.

Konner Tucker led the seventh-seeded Bearkats (13-19) with 11 points.

In beating Sam Houston State for the third time this season, the Lumberjacks made 24 of 30 free throws to just 3 of 7 for the Bearkats.

Stephen F. Austin's 9-0 run turned a 24-22 lead into a 33-22 advantage with 19:08 left. Sam Houston State got no closer than 38-34 after that.

The Bearkats had eliminated the Lumberjacks each of the last two seasons.

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Sam Houston State Bearkats
M. James, F303-60-03037
S. Werner, F164-50-02148
D. Gatson, G331-80-02322
D. Gatlin, G312-52-43436
K. Tucker, G264-120-011311
A. Bootle193-40-05046
A. Harwell191-30-11122
M. McKinney151-40-03113
M. Holyfield40-01-20001
A. Thompson40-00-00000
W. Fritz20-00-00000
C. Sadler10-00-00010
Totals 19-473-722112346
 40.4%42.9% 
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
J. King, F314-45-640113
J. Scott, C201-27-83129
A. Bostic, G354-95-654313
D. Haymon, G352-42-34237
D. Gardner, G284-72-234113
T. Smith203-43-57029
J. Bright140-20-03010
H. Bateman122-40-00304
J. Parker40-00-00000
M. Delph10-00-00000
Totals 20-3624-3030141368
 55.6%80% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315
 
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