Scores

Final

Texas State 83

(16-16, 10-6 Sun Belt)

McNeese State 91

(21-10, 11-5 Southland)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:45 PM ET, March 10, 2011

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    TXST 29 5483
    MCNS 37 5491

    Top Performers

    Texas State: T. Bishop 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    McNeese St: P. Alawoya 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    McNeese St. 91, Texas St. 83

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- P.J. Alawoya scored 18 points as No. 1 seed McNeese State advanced to the Southland Conference tournament championship game with a 91-83 decision over No. 4 seed Texas State on Thursday night.

    The Cowboys (21-10) built a 37-29 halftime lead and kept the Bobcats (16-16) at bay in the second half. McNeese State was 31 of 42 from the free-throw line, including 29 of 39 in the second half.

    Diego Kapelan added 17 points and Patrick Richard and C.J. Collins scored 16 each for the Cowboys, who will play No. 7 seed Texas-San Antonio, a 79-70 winner over Sam Houston State earlier Thursday, in the title game on Saturday.

    Texas State's Tony Bishop scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXST
    MCNS
    Points 83 91
    FG Made-Attempted 29-63 (.460) 27-53 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 31-42 (.738)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 20

    2010-11 Season

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