Southeastern Louisiana vs Sam Houston State

Sam Houston St. 54, SE Louisiana 45


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
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
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SE Louisiana9-912-21331
Abil Chr.8-1013-18321
McNeese St.7-119-20341
New Orleans6-1210-20343
Nicholls St.6-1211-23313
C. Arkansas6-127-21338
Nwestern St.5-138-20344
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