McNeese St. 74, SE Missouri 61
Patrick Richard scored 27 points and McNeese State extended its
winning streak to eight games, beating Southeast Missouri State
74-61 on Saturday.
Richard went 8 of 14 from the floor and made all three of his
3-point attempts for the Cowboys (15-10) in the Bracket Busters
matchup. Desharick Guidry finished with 10 points and a team-high
Southeast Missouri State led 49-47 with 12:59 left in the second
half when Tyler Stone knocked down a jumper. About four minutes
later, McNeese State pulled ahead by four points, 55-51, on a layup
by Daniel Richard.
Southeast Missouri State cut the margin to three points on
Michael Porter’s layup with 3:18 to play. But the Redhawks were
held scoreless the rest of the way by the Cowboys, who closed the
game with 10 straight points.
Nick Niemczyk scored 18 points for Southeast Missouri State
(14-13), which lost its second straight game.