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Sam Houston State vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Sam Houston advances past Texas A&M-CC 69-63


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KATY, Texas (AP) Kaheem Ransom scored 15 points as third-seeded Sam Houston State made its free throws down the stretch to beat No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 69-63 in a semifinal in the Southland Conference tournament on Friday.

Sam Houston State (23-9) will face top-seed Stephen F. Austin in the final on Saturday.

The Bearkats used a 12-0 run midway through the first half, including Will Bond's 3-pointer, to take a 39-29 lead into the break.

Texas A&M-CC (17-15) cut its deficit to five with 8:06 left in the game after a 9-0 run - with seven of those points coming at the foul line - but got no closer. The Islanders were forced to foul late to try to get within reach, but Sam Houston hit 13 of 16 free throws down the stretch - including 11 straight - to protect its lead.

Hameed Ali led the Islanders with 12 points.

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Incarn Word0-03-0343
McNeese St.0-02-186
Nwestern St.0-02-1331
Sam Houston0-02-1232
Hou. Baptist0-01-1124
New Orleans0-01-1124
Texas A&M-CC0-01-1155
Abilene Christian0-01-2301
Lamar0-01-2260
SF Austin0-01-2124
Nicholls St.0-00-2139
SE Louisiana0-00-2276
C. Arkansas0-00-4252
 
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