Scores

Final

SE Louisiana 64

(15-6, 7-3 Southland)

Sam Houston 69

(10-10, 5-4 Southland)

    8:30 PM ET, February 12, 2004

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    SELA 29 3564
    SHSU 37 3269

    Sam Houston St. 69, SE Louisiana 64

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Joe Thompson scored 18 points as Sam Houston State beat Southeastern Louisiana 69-64 Thursday night.

    Sam Houston State (10-10, 5-4 Southland) was ahead 37-29 at halftime and led until midway through the second half. Nate Lofton hit a basket with 7:26 remaining to give Southeastern Louisiana (15-6, 7-3) a 53-52 lead.

    The Bearkats regained the lead for good when Chris Jordan scored a basket at the 7:10 mark to make the score 54-53.

    Southeastern Louisiana led early after outscoring Sam Houston State 12-3 in the game's first five minutes and had increased its lead to 22-11 with 9:37 left in the first half. Sam Houston State then went on a 26-5 run to lead at halftime.

    Michael Gardener scored 16 and Amir Abdur-Rahim added 15 for Southeastern Louisiana.

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