NCAA Basketball

Houston Baptist Huskies (12-18)


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@ Lamar 
L 75-110
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vs. McNe 
W 86-65
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vs. IncWor 
W 118-111
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@ TA&MCC 
L 69-76
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@ Lamar 
L 79-81
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Nzeakor scores 25 to carry Lamar over Houston Baptist 81-79

KATY, Texas (AP) Josh Nzeakor had 25 points and 13 rebounds as Lamar narrowly defeated Houston Baptist 81-79 in the first round of the Southland Conference Tourney on Wednesday.

Jordan Hunter had 18 points for Lamar (20-12). Edwin Jeudy added 10 points and eight rebounds. Nick Garth had 10 points and six assists for Lamar.

Nzeakor converted a 3-point play with 3.3 seconds left, breaking a tie at 77.

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Leaders
Points: I. DuBose17.0
Rebounds: I. DuBose5.9
Assists: B. Bonds3.6
FG%: I. DuBose48.6%
FT%: I. DuBose70.7%
3P%: I. DuBose43.8%
Steals: B. Bonds2.2
Blocks: I. DuBose0.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke31-5
2 Virginia31-3
3 North Carolina29-6
4 Gonzaga32-3
5 Michigan State30-6
6 Tennessee31-5
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Texas Tech28-6
10 Florida State29-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke31-5
2 Virginia31-3
3 Gonzaga32-3
4 North Carolina29-6
5 Tennessee31-5
6 Michigan State30-6
7 Kentucky29-6
8 Michigan30-6
9 Houston33-3
10 Texas Tech28-6
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Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Sam Houston State 16-2 21-12
Abilene Christian 14-4 27-7
Lamar 12-6 20-13
New Orleans 12-6 19-14
Southeastern Louisiana 12-6 17-16
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 9-9 14-18
Central Arkansas 8-10 14-19
Houston Baptist 8-10 12-18
Stephen F. Austin 7-11 14-16
Nicholls 7-11 14-17
Northwestern State 6-12 11-20
McNeese State 5-13 9-22
UIW 1-17 6-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 82.2 (19)
Rebounds: 13.8 (4)
Assists: 15.0 (54)
FG%: 45.6% (96)
FT%: 67.5% (293)
3P%: 34.0% (208)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 82.8 (356)
Rebounds: 24.3 (257)
Assists: 15.8 (344)
FG%: 49.1% (359)
FT%: 73.9% (333)
3P%: 40.1% (359)
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