Scores

Final

Sam Houston 54

(7-7, 1-1 Southland)

SE Louisiana 56

(11-5, 3-0 Southland)

    8:00 PM ET, January 11, 2005

    University Center (LA), Hammond, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SHSU 27 2754
    SELA 27 2956

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston St: J. Thompson 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    SE Louisiana: J. Patton 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    SE Louisiana 56, Sam Houston St. 54

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Neill Berry scored his only basket of the night, a layup with 0.3 seconds left, to give Southeastern Louisiana a 56-54 Southland Conference win over Sam Houston State Tuesday.

    Berry's shot, off a steal by Jonathan Patton, capped a hard-fought contest and saw Southeastern (11-5, 3-0 Southland) battle back from a 52-49 deficit.

    Patton, who led Southeastern with 19 points, tied the game at 52-52 on a 3-pointer from the left corner with 1:06 remaining before Wilder Auguste gave Sam Houston (7-7, 1-1) a 54-52 lead on a 15-foot jumper with 47 seconds left.

    The Lions turned the ball over on their next possession and Ryan Bright was fouled by Berry with 27.5 seconds remaining. Bright missed the front end of the one-and-one and Berry snagged the rebound giving Southeastern a final chance.

    After a timeout, Terry Bryant missed a jumper for the Lions, but Southeastern's Jonathan Walker got the rebound and his putback with 9.8 seconds left tied the game at 54-54.

    Brandon Streeter drove the ball down the floor, but Patton knocked the ball away and Berry picked it up and dribbled down the court and scored the winning bucket before the clock ran out.

    Joe Thompson finished with 21 points for the Bearkats. Auguste added 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    SELA
    Points 54 56
    FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 20-49 (.408)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 11-14 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 11

    2004-05 Season

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