Scores

Final

Sam Houston 46

(13-19, 7-9 Southland)

SF Austin 68

(20-11, 12-4 Southland)

    1:00 PM ET, March 7, 2012

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    SHSU 22 2446
    SFA 29 3968

    Top Performers

    Sam Houston State: S. Werner 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Stephen F. Austin: D. Gardner 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

    Stephen F. Austin 68, Sam Houston St. 46

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Darius Gardner, Jonathan King and Antonio Bostic scored 13 points apiece Wednesday to pace Stephen F. Austin to a 68-46 victory over Sam Houston State in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference tournament.

    The second-seeded Lumberjacks shot 56 percent (20 of 36), winning their sixth straight and reaching 20 victories for the sixth time since joining Division I in 1988. Stephen F. Austin (20-11) will face third-seeded Lamar in the semifinals Thursday night.

    Konner Tucker led the seventh-seeded Bearkats (13-19) with 11 points.

    In beating Sam Houston State for the third time this season, the Lumberjacks made 24 of 30 free throws to just 3 of 7 for the Bearkats.

    Stephen F. Austin's 9-0 run turned a 24-22 lead into a 33-22 advantage with 19:08 left. Sam Houston State got no closer than 38-34 after that.

    The Bearkats had eliminated the Lumberjacks each of the last two seasons.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHSU
    SFA
    Points 46 68
    FG Made-Attempted 19-47 (.404) 20-36 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 4-8 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 24-30 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 22

    2011-12 Season

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