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vs. SamHou 
W 80-73
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@ SFA 
L 72-83
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@ NWSt 
L 82-88
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vs. McNe 
W 66-62
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@ SamHou 
L 61-70
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Sam Houston beats ORU 70-61 in Southland tourney

KATY, Texas (AP) Kaheem Ransom had 19 points and Jabari Peters 17 as third-seeded Sam Houston State defeated No. 6 seed Oral Roberts 70-61 in the second round of the Southland Conference tournament Thursday night.

Paul Baxter's 3-pointer with 8:20 left in the game capped a 20-7 run and extended the Bearkats' (22-9) lead to 57-41.

The Golden Eagles (17-16) answered with a 10-3 stretch to close within nine points with 2:59 left. But Peters and Ransom combined to make 9 of 10 free throws in the final 1:18, advancing Sam Houston to a semifinal matchup with No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (17-14) on Friday.

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Leaders
Points: S. Glover21.3
Rebounds: K. Billbury6.9
Assists: D. Jackson3.1
FG%: S. Glover49.9%
FT%: S. Glover83.0%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: K. Billbury1.1
Blocks: S. Glover1.6
Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Stephen F. Austin 18-0 32-3
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 14-4 18-16
Sam Houston State 13-5 24-11
Northwestern State 12-6 17-14
Incarnate Word 9-5 21-6
Oral Roberts 10-8 17-16
Nicholls 10-8 14-15
McNeese State 9-9 11-20
New Orleans 8-10 11-15
Southeastern Louisiana 7-11 12-18
Central Arkansas 5-13 8-21
Lamar 3-15 4-26
Abilene Christian 2-12 11-20
Houston Baptist 2-16 6-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.4 (164)
Rebounds: 11.0 (174)
Assists: 12.1 (223)
FG%: 46.0% (82)
FT%: 72.0% (102)
3P%: 35.1% (142)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.3 (150)
Rebounds: 24.4 (127)
Assists: 11.3 (79)
FG%: 43.3% (162)
FT%: 69.7% (169)
3P%: 36.2% (280)
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Florida36-3
2 Wichita State35-1
3 Virginia30-7
4 Arizona33-5
5 Louisville31-6
6 Villanova29-5
7 Michigan28-9
8 Duke26-9
9 Iowa State28-8
10 Kansas25-10
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Connecticut32-8
2 Kentucky29-11
3 Florida36-3
4 Wisconsin30-8
5 Arizona33-5
6 Michigan28-9
7 Wichita State35-1
8 Michigan State29-9
9 Louisville31-6
10 Virginia30-7
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