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McNeese State Cowboys (15-17)


Wed. 2/26 Sat. 2/29 Wed. 3/4 Sat. 3/7 Wed. 3/11
vs. SELa 
W 104-82
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@ HouBap 
W 100-80
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@ Nich 
L 56-80
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@ Lamar 
W 70-66
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@ Lamar 
L 59-80
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Atwood scores 20, Lamar defeats McNeese 80-59 in Southland

KATY, Texas (AP) T.J. Atwood scored 20 points with nine rebounds and a pair of steals, leading four into double-figure scoring as Lamar avenged a recent loss and bounced McNeese from the Southland Tournament 80-59 Wednesday night.

The sixth-seeded Cardinals (17-15), playing with a seven-man roster, got 19 points and 10 rebounds from Avery Sullivan, 12 points from Davion Buster and 10 from Anderson Kopp. All seven Cardinals scored at least six points.

Lamar advances to face No. 3 seed Nichols in Thursday's second round. Lamar was defeated by McNeese 70-66 in the regular-season finale last Saturday.

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Leaders
Points: S. Kennedy18.6
Rebounds: S. Kennedy10.9
Assists: A. Lawson4.2
FG%: S. Kennedy67.9%
FT%: S. Kennedy77.8%
3P%: D. Kuxhausen45.8%
Steals: T. Johnson1.1
Blocks: S. Kennedy2.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Stephen F. Austin 19-1 28-3
Nicholls 15-5 21-10
Abilene Christian 15-5 20-11
Sam Houston State 11-9 18-13
Northwestern State 11-9 15-15
Lamar 10-10 17-15
McNeese State 10-10 15-17
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 10-10 14-18
Central Arkansas 9-11 10-21
UIW 6-14 9-22
New Orleans 5-15 9-21
Southeastern Louisiana 5-15 8-23
Houston Baptist 4-16 4-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 79.4 (17)
Rebounds: 10.1 (171)
Assists: 16.3 (11)
FG%: 49.7% (5)
FT%: 72.4% (124)
3P%: 39.9% (2)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.7 (300)
Rebounds: 26.1 (127)
Assists: 14.3 (292)
FG%: 43.1% (195)
FT%: 73.9% (322)
3P%: 35.6% (309)
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