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.