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Sam Houston State overwhelms New Orleans 80-61


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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Michael Holyfield had 17 points and 17 rebounds as Sam Houston State never trailed in an 80-61 victory over New Orleans Saturday.

The Bearkats held a commanding 43-22 halftime lead and were ahead 63-44 with 8:54 remaining.

SHSU (21-9, 13-5 Southland Conference) finished in third place in the conference standings, which assures the Bearkats a first round bye in the tournament beginning March 12. The Bearkats, who finished one game behind Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will open tournament play on Thursday.

Kaheem Ransom also had 17 points, Terrance Motley added 13 and Jabari Peters contributed 11 points and had a career-high 10 assists. The Bearkats won the rebound battle 45 to 33.

New Orleans (11-15, 8-10) was led by Cory Dixon with 19 points. Christavious Gill added 10. The Privateers closed the season on a four-game losing streak.

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Incarn Word0-04-0192
McNeese St.0-02-184
Sam Houston0-03-2140
Texas A&M-CC0-03-282
SF Austin0-03-3108
Abilene Christian0-02-2351
Nwestern St.0-02-3195
Lamar0-02-4272
Hou. Baptist0-01-2223
New Orleans0-01-2127
SE Louisiana0-01-5273
Nicholls St.0-00-3261
C. Arkansas0-00-5327
 
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