Scores

Final

Sam Houston 74

(19-7, 11-3 Southland)

Lamar 71

(3-23, 2-12 Southland)

    7:15 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas

    1 2 T
    SHSU 32 4274
    LAM 29 4271

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston State: P. Baxter 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    Lamar: N. Hilliard 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Sam Houston St. holds off Lamar for 74-71 victory

    Associated Press

    BEAUMONT, Texas -- Jabari Peters, who finished with 14 points, scored six in the final 1:03 as Sam Houston State held on for 74-71 victory over Lamar Saturday night.

    Terrance Motley also had 14 points and Paul Baxter added 13 for Sam Houston State (19-7, 11-3 Southland).

    Lamar stayed with the Bearkats throughout and almost pulled out the victory in the first game for their new interim coach Tic Price, who was named Sunday.

    Sam Houston State held a 65-60 lead with 4:21 remaining when Lamar came back to tie at 68 with 1:30 left. Peters answered with a 3-pointer and added three free throws to seal the victory.

    Sam Houston State, which has now won six of its last seven games, remains in second place in the conference behind Stephen F. Austin.

    Nimrod Hilliard had 21 points, Amos Wilson added 14 and Donovan Ross had 11 for Lamar (3-23, 2-12).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    LAM
    Points 74 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 21-49 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-33 (.667) 24-33 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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