McNeese St. 68, Sacramento St. 63

Patrick Richard finished with game highs of 19 points and eight

rebounds as McNeese State made a second-half comeback to take a

68-63 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday night.

The Cowboys (3-2) fell behind quickly and trailed by as many as

18 points in the opening minutes of the second half.

But they went on a 9-0 run early in the half and followed it a

few minutes later with a 7-0 run to take a 53-50 lead. The Cowboys

never gave it back.

Rudy Turner finished with 14 points on 7-for-11 shooting from

the field for the Cowboys while Jeremie Mitchell added 11.

Joe Eberhard led the Hornets (3-2) with 16 points, John Dickson

added 15 and Konner Veteto 10.