McNeese St. 58, Texas-San Antonio 54

Patrick Richard and Dontae Cannon scored 16 points each as

McNeese State edged Texas-San Antonio 58-54 Wednesday night in

Southland Conference play.

It was the seventh straight win for the Cowboys (14-10, 10-2),

who remain atop the Southland East. It’s McNeese State’s first win

over the Roadrunners in four years. Last season, Texas-San Antonio

beat McNeese State twice, including the finals of the Southland


The Roadrunners (15-11, 7-5) led 30-29 at halftime. They hit six

of 11 3-point attempts against the McNeese State zone. After the

Cowboys went man-to-man in the second half, Texas-San Antonio was 3

for 15 from the arc. The defensive switch enabled McNeese State to

go on a 17-5 run and lead 46-35.

Melvin Johnson led the Roadrunners with 18 points. Jeromie Hill

and Michael Hall had 11 apiece. Richard recorded his fifth

double-double of the season, grabbing 12 rebounds. Desharick Guidry

added 10 points.