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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Scoreboard
Sam Houston State (17-16) «292958
Oral Roberts (18-14)361955

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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
Nicholls St.6-112-8216
SF Austin5-116-3125
Sam Houston5-111-8244
SE Louisiana5-111-8181
New Orleans5-28-10184
Abil Chr.4-312-8246
C. Arkansas4-310-10266
Lamar3-311-8276
McNeese St.3-36-10301
Texas A&M-CC1-54-12347
Incarn Word0-65-11338
Hou. Baptist0-64-15336
Nwestern St.0-63-14330

Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S. Dak. St.4-016-558
South Dakota4-116-5118
Oral Roberts3-37-14180
No. Dak. St.2-210-9158
IPFW2-313-9185
Western Ill.1-310-7284
Denver1-37-11274
Neb.-Omaha1-36-14224
 
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