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Southeastern Louisiana vs McNeese State

McNeese St. 65, SE Louisiana 58

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Dontae Cannon scored 19 points and Desharick Guidry added 17 as McNeese State held off Southeastern Louisiana 65-58 Tuesday night to clinch a spot in the Southland Conference tournament.

The Cowboys (11-13, 5-9) led 40-30 with 14:50 remaining, but the Lions roared back with a 13-6 run capped by Todd Nelson's 3-pointer.

Southeastern Louisiana cut the deficit to three twice more, but could get no closer. After Jeffery Ricard's two free throws made it 57-54 with 3:04 left, Cannon scored four straight points.

Brandon Fortenberry hit two foul shots with 1:16 left to get within 61-58, but Keelan Garrett and Cannon answered with two free throws apiece.

Kevin Hardy added 14 points and Craig McFerrin grabbed 10 rebounds to help give McNeese State a 38-26 advantage on the boards.

Ricard's 17 points led the Lions (10-14, 8-6), who came in as winners of five of their last seven games.

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Scoreboard
Southeastern Louisiana (10-14)243458
McNeese State (11-13) «273865
 
Southeastern Louisiana Lions
R. Woods, F301-10-04352
R. Johnson, F282-91-49135
B. Fortenberry, G382-116-842111
J. Ricard, G346-94-430517
D. Evans, G313-90-01108
T. Nelson181-40-00103
A. Benton110-10-00020
O. Ochie64-61-120112
J. Campbell40-00-00000
Totals 19-5012-172681758
 38%70.6% 
McNeese State Cowboys
D. Guidry, F388-140-090117
C. McFerrin, F213-61-210157
D. Cannon, G396-136-734019
K. Hardy, G385-92-475114
J. Mitchell, G210-10-02050
K. Garrett191-54-40026
A. Lewis90-00-00000
P. Kpan70-12-20012
J. Wells40-00-02010
B. Regis30-00-00000
A. Fields10-20-00000
Totals 23-5115-1938101665
 45.1%78.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
SF Austin18-032-3
Texas A&M-CC14-418-16
Sam Houston13-524-11
Nwestern St.12-617-14
Incarn Word9-521-6
Oral Roberts11-817-16
Nicholls St.11-814-15
McNeese St.9-1011-20
New Orleans8-1011-15
SE Louisiana7-1212-18
C. Arkansas5-138-21
Lamar3-154-26
Abilene Christian2-1211-20
Hou. Baptist2-166-25
 
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