Scores

Final

Sam Houston 57

(9-14, 3-6 Southland)

SE Louisiana 55

(8-13, 2-7 Southland)

    7:00 PM ET, February 4, 2012

    University Center, Hammond, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SHSU 25 3257
    SELA 32 2355

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston State: K. Tucker 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl

    Southeastern Louisiana: T. Nelson 17 Pts, 1 Ast

    Sam Houston St. 57, SE Louisiana 55

    Associated Press

    HAMMOND, La. -- Demarcus Gatlin scored 17 points, including a game-winning jumper with 4 seconds left to help Sam Houston State rally and beat Southeastern Louisiana 57-55 Saturday night.

    Gatlin was 5 of 11 from the field, dished four assists and made 7 of 12 free throws.

    Steven Werner put Sam Houston State (8-14, 2-6 Southland Conference) ahead for just the second time during the half, 55-54, with a jumper at the 47-second mark.

    Southeastern Louisiana's Elgin Bailey was fouled on the Lions' next possession but only converted 1 of 2 free throws, leaving the door open for Gatlin to sink the game-winner.

    Southeastern Louisiana (8-13, 2-7) regained possession with 3 seconds left but Jeremy Campbell lost the ball out of bounds before the Lions could get a shot off.

    Todd Nelson scored 17 for the Lions who, despite outrebounding the Bearkats 39-30, managed to hit only 16 of 47 shot attempts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    SELA
    Points 57 55
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 16-47 (.340)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 3-11 (.273)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 20-31 (.645)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 9

    2011-12 Season

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