McNeese State vs Texas-Arlington

McNeese St. 92, Texas-Arlington 72

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KATY, Texas (AP) - Patrick Richard scored 20 points and Dontae Cannon had 18 as McNeese State knocked off top-seeded Texas-Arlington 92-72 Thursday night in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament.

The fourth-seeded Cowboys (17-14) advance to Saturday's championship game against third-seeded Lamar, which defeated Stephen F. Austin earlier Thursday.

Jeremie Mitchell added 17 points and Kevin Hardy had 11 for McNeese State, which shot 54 percent from the floor and hit 11 of 24 3-pointers. Richard and Cannon also had six assists apiece.

LaMarcus Reed scored 23 points and Bradley Gay had 13 for Texas-Arlington (24-8), which set a school record for wins this season. The Mavericks shot just 37 percent and fell to 0-6 all-time against McNeese State in the conference tournament.

The Cowboys never trailed, opening up an 11-3 lead and going ahead 44-32 at the half. McNeese State led by as many as 28 late in the game.

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Scoreboard
McNeese State (17-14) «444892
Texas-Arlington (24-8)324072

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McNeese State Cowboys
D. Cannon, F396-123-346318
D. Guidry, F233-63-58059
R. Turner, C263-42-29138
P. Richard, G397-182-246220
J. Mitchell, G326-112-222217
K. Hardy234-43-554111
A. Fields112-32-31027
D. Richard71-10-02042
Totals 32-5917-2235192292
 54.2%77.3% 
Texas-Arlington Mavericks
L. Reed III, F387-168-943323
B. Ingram, F323-50-05039
K. Butler, F242-93-65157
J. Reves, F214-61-15029
S. White-Miller, G200-42-41212
B. Gay214-93-360213
C. Catlett201-84-64116
B. Edwards180-10-03000
S. Lagerson30-00-00100
K. Gruszecki21-10-00013
N. Osbourne10-00-00000
Totals 22-5921-293881872
 37.3%72.4% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297
 
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Cincinnati 72
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Kansas 83
Louisville 84 Final
MU 71
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Missouri 88
S Florida 53 Final
ND 57
Texas 71 Final
Iowa St 65
Wyoming 48 Final
UNLV 56