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
New Orleans11-316-9159
SF Austin10-415-11212
Texas A&M-CC9-516-9173
Sam Houston9-618-10169
Hou. Baptist8-613-12209
Lamar7-715-12243
SE Louisiana7-814-14257
C. Arkansas7-88-20279
Abil Chr.6-812-13292
Incarn Word6-911-15303
Nicholls St.5-912-15266
Nwestern St.4-1010-15324
McNeese St.4-107-18302

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Dak. St.10-418-997
South Dakota10-419-10115
Denver8-616-11184
IPFW7-718-10160
Neb.-Omaha7-714-13175
S. Dak. St.7-814-16208
IUPUI6-812-16231
Western Ill.5-98-17320
Oral Roberts4-118-21283
 
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