Scores

Final

SE Louisiana 58

(21-8, 13-3 Southland)

Sam Houston 55

(17-11, 11-5 Southland)

    3:00 PM ET, March 5, 2005

    1 2 T
    SELA 22 3658
    SHSU 19 3655

    Top Performers

    Southeastern Louisiana: R. Woods 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Sam Houston State: R. Bright 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    SE Louisiana 58, Sam Houston St. 55

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Ricky Woods scored 21 points to help Southeastern Louisiana clinch the second seed in the Southland Conference tournament with a 58-55 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday.

    Jonathan Patton added 14 points for Southeastern Louisiana (21-6, 13-3), which finished the regular season tied with Northwestern State for the conference's best record but lost the top seed through a tiebreaker.

    Sam Houston State (17-11, 11-5) would have been the second seed with a victory but will instead be the third seed when the tournament opens Tuesday.

    Ryan Bright led Sam Houston State with 17 points. Othello Alford and Wilder Auguste each added 12 points.

    The Bearkats will enter the tournament losers of three straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SELA
    SHSU
    Points 58 55
    FG Made-Attempted 19-43 (.442) 19-56 (.339)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-7 (.143) 9-23 (.391)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-34 (.559) 8-14 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 29 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 1

    2004-05 Season

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