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Southeastern Louisiana vs Sam Houston State

Sam Houston St. 54, SE Louisiana 45

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - James Thomas scored 15 points and Sam Houston State never trailed Saturday in a 54-45 victory over Southeastern Louisiana.

Thomas was 7 of 14 from the floor for the Bearkats (15-14, 8-8), who moved into a tie with Southeastern Louisiana for fourth place in the Southland Conference standings. Each team has two regular-season games remaining.

Brandon Fortenberry scored 22 points for the Lions (10-17, 8-8) but didn't get much help. Fortenberry was 9 of 18 from the field, including three 3-pointers; his teammates were a combined 9 of 32.

The Bearkats scored the first six points of the game and led 27-15 at halftime. The Lions pulled within 45-39 on Fortenberry's 3-pointer with 4:21 left, but SHSU made enough free throws in the final minutes to secure the victory.

Sam Houston State dominated the glass, outrebounding Southeastern Louisiana 39-25, and won despite committing 17 turnovers.

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Southeastern Louisiana Lions
R. Woods, F273-40-09046
R. Johnson, F211-42-57344
B. Fortenberry, G409-181-225122
J. Ricard, G343-90-21118
D. Evans, G260-70-02200
A. Benton221-30-01022
T. Nelson201-40-00203
O. Ochie100-10-02050
J. Campbell00-00-00000
Totals 18-503-925131745
 36%33.3% 
Sam Houston State Bearkats
J. Thomas, F267-141-451415
D. Gatson, G342-52-213518
A. Harwell, G320-41-34811
M. McKinney, G312-72-24128
P. Baxter, G232-43-42138
W. Bond241-30-04033
M. Holyfield161-22-26014
N. Mason142-32-20107
Totals 17-4213-1939171554
 40.5%68.4% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Incarn Word0-03-0147
McNeese St.0-02-189
Texas A&M-CC0-02-1140
Sam Houston0-03-2159
Nwestern St.0-02-2345
New Orleans0-01-1125
Abilene Christian0-01-2345
Hou. Baptist0-01-2195
SF Austin0-01-2125
Lamar0-01-3254
Nicholls St.0-00-2135
SE Louisiana0-00-3338
C. Arkansas0-00-4295
 
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