McNeese St. 91, Texas St. 83
P.J. Alawoya scored 18 points as No. 1 seed McNeese State
advanced to the Southland Conference tournament championship game
with a 91-83 decision over No. 4 seed Texas State on Thursday
The Cowboys (21-10) built a 37-29 halftime lead and kept the
Bobcats (16-16) at bay in the second half. McNeese State was 31 of
42 from the free-throw line, including 29 of 39 in the second
Diego Kapelan added 17 points and Patrick Richard and C.J.
Collins scored 16 each for the Cowboys, who will play No. 7 seed
Texas-San Antonio, a 79-70 winner over Sam Houston State earlier
Thursday, in the title game on Saturday.
Texas State’s Tony Bishop scored 16 points and pulled down 13