Scores

Final

Cent Arkansas 63

(13-17, 7-11 Southland)

Sam Houston 69

(16-16, 8-10 Southland)

8:30 PM ET, March 13, 2013

Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

1 2 T
CARK 29 3463
SHSU 28 4169

Top Performers

Central Arkansas: L. Miles 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Sam Houston State: J. Thomas 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Sam Houston St. 69, Cent. Arkansas 63

Associated Press

KATY, Texas -- Darius Gatson scored 19 points, James Thomas had a double-double and Sam Houston State advanced to the second round of the Southland Conference tournament with a 69-63 win over Central Arkansas on Wednesday night.

Thomas had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bearkats, which are 3-0 against Central Arkansas this season.

Sam Houston State (16-16) trailed 29-28 at halftime but used a 26-12 run to begin the second half capped off by a Gatson 3-pointer with 8:36 remaining in the game and the sixth-seeded Bearkats never looked back.

Gatson hit six 3-pointers on the night for Sam Houston State, which shot 48.1 percent from the field and hit nine 3-pointers.

LaQuentin Miles led Central Arkansas (13-17) with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting and DeShone McClure scored 16 off the bench.

Sam Houston State will play third-seeded Oral Roberts, which received a first-round bye, in second-round action of the Southland Conference tournament on Thursday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CARK
SHSU
Points 63 69
FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 25-52 (.481)
3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 9-19 (.474)
FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 10-22 (.455)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 13

2012-13 Season

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Jan 17, 2013 @SHSU 63, CARK 52Recap
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