Scores

Final

New Orleans 61

(11-15, 8-10 Southland)

Sam Houston 80

(21-9, 13-5 Southland)

    4:45 PM ET, March 8, 2014

    William R. Johnson Coliseum, Nacogdoches, Texas

    1 2 T
    UNO 22 3961
    SHSU 43 3780

    Top Performers

    New Orleans: C. Dixon 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Sam Houston St: M. Holyfield 17 Pts, 17 Reb, 2 Blk

    Sam Houston State overwhelms New Orleans 80-61

    Associated Press

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Michael Holyfield had 17 points and 17 rebounds as Sam Houston State never trailed in an 80-61 victory over New Orleans Saturday.

    The Bearkats held a commanding 43-22 halftime lead and were ahead 63-44 with 8:54 remaining.

    SHSU (21-9, 13-5 Southland Conference) finished in third place in the conference standings, which assures the Bearkats a first round bye in the tournament beginning March 12. The Bearkats, who finished one game behind Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will open tournament play on Thursday.

    Kaheem Ransom also had 17 points, Terrance Motley added 13 and Jabari Peters contributed 11 points and had a career-high 10 assists. The Bearkats won the rebound battle 45 to 33.

    New Orleans (11-15, 8-10) was led by Cory Dixon with 19 points. Christavious Gill added 10. The Privateers closed the season on a four-game losing streak.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNO
    SHSU
    Points 61 80
    FG Made-Attempted 17-49 (.347) 30-68 (.441)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-31 (.806) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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