McNeese State vs Texas-Arlington

McNeese St. 92, Texas-Arlington 72

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KATY, Texas (AP) - Patrick Richard scored 20 points and Dontae Cannon had 18 as McNeese State knocked off top-seeded Texas-Arlington 92-72 Thursday night in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament.

The fourth-seeded Cowboys (17-14) advance to Saturday's championship game against third-seeded Lamar, which defeated Stephen F. Austin earlier Thursday.

Jeremie Mitchell added 17 points and Kevin Hardy had 11 for McNeese State, which shot 54 percent from the floor and hit 11 of 24 3-pointers. Richard and Cannon also had six assists apiece.

LaMarcus Reed scored 23 points and Bradley Gay had 13 for Texas-Arlington (24-8), which set a school record for wins this season. The Mavericks shot just 37 percent and fell to 0-6 all-time against McNeese State in the conference tournament.

The Cowboys never trailed, opening up an 11-3 lead and going ahead 44-32 at the half. McNeese State led by as many as 28 late in the game.

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McNeese State Cowboys
D. Cannon, F396-123-346318
D. Guidry, F233-63-58059
R. Turner, C263-42-29138
P. Richard, G397-182-246220
J. Mitchell, G326-112-222217
K. Hardy234-43-554111
A. Fields112-32-31027
D. Richard71-10-02042
Totals 32-5917-2235192292
 54.2%77.3% 
Texas-Arlington Mavericks
L. Reed III, F387-168-943323
B. Ingram, F323-50-05039
K. Butler, F242-93-65157
J. Reves, F214-61-15029
S. White-Miller, G200-42-41212
B. Gay214-93-360213
C. Catlett201-84-64116
B. Edwards180-10-03000
S. Lagerson30-00-00100
K. Gruszecki21-10-00013
N. Osbourne10-00-00000
Totals 22-5921-293881872
 37.3%72.4% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans6-111-7166
Sam Houston6-215-6132
SE Louisiana5-212-8262
Lamar4-312-8265
SF Austin4-39-10235
Nicholls St.3-410-10157
Incarn Word3-48-10305
McNeese St.3-46-12244
C. Arkansas3-44-16268
Hou. Baptist3-57-11226
Nwestern St.2-48-9325
Texas A&M-CC2-59-9255
Abil Chr.2-58-10328

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern7-014-687
UT-Arlington5-215-556
Arkansas St.5-214-674
Georgia St.5-212-7114
Texas St.4-311-8274
Coast. Car.4-39-11186
UL Lafayette3-413-7124
Little Rock3-412-8213
Troy3-411-10220
S. Alabama2-59-11227
App. St.1-66-12264
UL-Monroe0-76-14292
 
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Syracuse 58
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Baylor 82
PSU 58 Final
Indiana 75
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Cincinnati 72
Boise St 62 Final
SDSU 65
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Kansas 83
Louisville 84 Final
MU 71
Okla St 70 Final
Missouri 88
S Florida 53 Final
ND 57
Texas 71 Final
Iowa St 65
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UNLV 56