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Sam Houston State vs Oral Roberts

Sam Houston St. 58, Oral Roberts 55

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KATY, Texas (AP) - Paul Baxter scored 13 points, and sixth-seeded Sam Houston State rallied in the second half to knock off third-seeded Oral Roberts 58-55 on Thursday night and advance to the Southland Conference tournament semifinals.

Terrance Motley added 12 points for the Bearkats (17-16), who allowed only 19 second-half points. Sam Houston State will face No. 2 seed Northwestern State on Friday with a spot in the final on the line.

Warren Niles had 19 points for the Golden Eagles (18-14), and Korey Billbury chipped in 12.

Oral Roberts shot 60 percent from the floor in the first half en route to a 36-29 halftime lead, but SHSU pulled ahead in the second half behind hot 3-point shooting. The Bearkats led 57-51 with under a minute to play.

SHSU nearly coughed up that lead, but a key Oral Roberts turnover with 9 seconds left helped the Bearkats secure the victory.

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Sam Houston State Bearkats
J. Thomas, F333-92-23228
M. Holyfield, C151-21-26033
P. Baxter, G275-111-243313
D. Gatson, G253-61-22448
M. McKinney, G230-10-04120
W. Bond263-40-15109
A. Harwell150-10-01220
T. Motley146-80-020412
J. McKay131-30-00103
N. Mason91-10-01002
Totals 23-465-931142058
 50%55.6% 
Oral Roberts Golden Eagles
S. Glover, F331-73-43025
D. Bell-Holter, F303-53-48239
S. Roundtree, F252-41-24115
K. Billbury, G385-111-140412
W. Niles, G374-1111-1411319
D. Jackson311-40-01113
M. Manghum50-00-00000
B. Conley11-10-01002
Totals 17-4319-252551455
 39.5%76% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SF Austin6-016-386
Sam Houston6-114-5113
Texas A&M-CC5-110-8297
Hou. Baptist4-39-8328
Lamar4-310-9279
Nwestern St.4-39-9213
Abilene Christian3-39-10289
Incarn Word2-310-5134
SE Louisiana2-35-13254
Nicholls St.2-45-11325
McNeese St.1-57-10237
New Orleans1-55-10266
C. Arkansas0-60-17349

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S. Dak. St.6-215-7121
No. Dak. St.5-213-7166
Oral Roberts4-310-10194
South Dakota4-310-11222
IUPUI4-38-13219
Denver3-49-11221
IPFW2-59-11287
Nebraska Omaha2-58-11308
Western Ill.2-57-11304
 
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