NCAA Game Summary - McNeese State vs. Southeastern Louisiana
(Thursday, March 14)
Final Score: Southeastern Louisiana 85, McNeese State 65
Katy, TX (Sports Network) - Brandon Fortenberry scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Southeastern Louisiana Lions captured an 85-65 win over the McNeese State Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference Tournament at the Merrell Center.
Dre Evans added 17 points for the fourth-seeded Lions (13-17), followed by Onochie Ochie with 15 points and eight rebounds in order to send the team to the semifinals on Friday to do battle with top-seeded Stephen F. Austin. Jeffery Ricard contributed 14 points and Roger Woods 10 in the victory.
The eighth-seeded Cowboys (14-17) were led by Desharick Guidry with 16 points, Craig McFerrin 15 and nine boards, followed by Dontae Cannon with 10 points in the losing cause.
The Lions produced a 53-36 lead at the break on the strength of 57.1 percent shooting from the floor, which included 7-of-12 beyond the arc, not to mention a perfect 14-of-14 showing at the free-throw line.
In the second half Southeastern Louisiana again shot the ball well from the field at a 54.2 percent clip in order to cruise to the 20-point win.
03/14 22:06:20 ET