Scores

Final

James Madison 76

(2-7, 1-6 away)

Sam Houston 77

(6-3, 4-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2013

William R. Johnson Coliseum, Nacogdoches, Texas

1 2 T
JMU 36 4076
SHSU 32 4577

Top Performers

James Madison: C. Cooke 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Sam Houston State: J. Peters 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Sam Houston State outlasts James Madison 77-76

Associated Press

NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Jabari Peters scored 21 points and hit a late go-ahead 3-pointer to help lift Sam Houston State past James Madison 77-76 Friday night.

The Bearkats (6-3) trailed 67-59 late in the second half when a 3-pointer by Dakarai Henderson sparked an 11-3 run. Aurmas Majauskas tied the game with a layup, but James Madison (2-7) took the lead back as Ron Curry split a pair of free throws to make it 76-74 with 53 seconds remaining.

Peters followed with his third 3-pointer of the game with 11 seconds on the clock to put Sam Houston State on top. James Madison couldn't connect on a tying jumper on the ensuing possession.

Charles Cooke led the Dukes, scoring 18 of his 22 points in the second half.

Sam Houston State plays Towson Saturday in the E-Tech Lumberjack Classic, while James Madison plays tournament-host Stephen F. Austin.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
JMU
SHSU
Points 76 77
FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 25-52 (.481)
3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 9-19 (.474)
FT Made-Attempted 22-31 (.710) 18-28 (.643)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 26 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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