Scores

Final

Sam Houston 69

(23-9, 13-5 Southland)

Texas A&M-CC 63

(17-15, 14-4 Southland)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, March 14, 2014

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    SHSU 39 3069
    AMCC 29 3463

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston St: K. Ransom 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Texas A&M-CC: H. Ali 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Sam Houston advances past Texas A&M-CC 69-63

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Kaheem Ransom scored 15 points as third-seeded Sam Houston State made its free throws down the stretch to beat No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 69-63 in a semifinal in the Southland Conference tournament on Friday.

    Sam Houston State (23-9) will face top-seed Stephen F. Austin in the final on Saturday.

    The Bearkats used a 12-0 run midway through the first half, including Will Bond's 3-pointer, to take a 39-29 lead into the break.

    Texas A&M-CC (17-15) cut its deficit to five with 8:06 left in the game after a 9-0 run -- with seven of those points coming at the foul line -- but got no closer. The Islanders were forced to foul late to try to get within reach, but Sam Houston hit 13 of 16 free throws down the stretch -- including 11 straight -- to protect its lead.

    Hameed Ali led the Islanders with 12 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    AMCC
    Points 69 63
    FG Made-Attempted 18-43 (.419) 21-45 (.467)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 4-9 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-36 (.750) 17-26 (.654)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 26 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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