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Final

Lamar 55

(22-11, 11-5 Southland)

SF Austin 44

(20-12, 12-4 Southland)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, March 8, 2012

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    LAM 26 2955
    SFA 19 2544

    Top Performers

    Lamar: A. Miles 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 5 Stl

    Stephen F. Austin: T. Smith 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Lamar 55, Stephen F. Austin 44

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Anthony Miles had 17 points, five assists and five steals as Lamar defeated Stephen F. Austin 55-44 Thursday in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament.

    The third-seeded Cardinals (22-11) advance to the championship game Saturday against No. 4 seed McNeese State, which upset top-seeded Texas-Arlington 92-72.

    Mike James added 14 points for Lamar, while Devon Lamb and Charlie Harper had 10 each.

    Second-seeded Stephen F. Austin (20-12), which beat Lamar by 10 points in their only previous meeting this season, got 14 points from Taylor Smith and 11 from Desmond Haymon. Leading scorers Jereal Scott and Antonio Bostic were held to nine and five points, respectively, as the Lumberjacks shot just 30 percent from the floor.

    Lamar closed the first half on a 10-2 run to lead 26-19, and scored 12 straight points to go ahead 44-26 with 6:49 left in the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAM
    SFA
    Points 55 44
    FG Made-Attempted 20-45 (.444) 16-53 (.302)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-5 (.200) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 2

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Feb 22, 2012 SFA 62, @LAM 52Recap
    » Mar 8, 2012 LAM 55, @SFA 44Recap