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vs. SELa 
W 67-58
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vs. SFA 
L 63-103
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vs. NWSt 
L 71-84
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@ Lamar 
L 72-89
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@ SamHou 
L 61-80
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Sam Houston State overwhelms New Orleans 80-61

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Michael Holyfield had 17 points and 17 rebounds as Sam Houston State never trailed in an 80-61 victory over New Orleans Saturday.

The Bearkats held a commanding 43-22 halftime lead and were ahead 63-44 with 8:54 remaining.

SHSU (21-9, 13-5 Southland Conference) finished in third place in the conference standings, which assures the Bearkats a first round bye in the tournament beginning March 12. The Bearkats, who finished one game behind Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will open tournament play on Thursday.

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Leaders
Points: C. Dixon13.5
Rebounds: C. Dixon7.7
Assists: I. Mack3.3
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: C. Dixon74.6%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: C. Gill1.0
Blocks: C. Dixon1.0
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: 71.5 (155)
Rebounds: 13.1 (33)
Assists: 12.2 (213)
FG%: 42.9% (246)
FT%: 68.1% (242)
3P%: 33.9% (193)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.4 (315)
Rebounds: 24.2 (147)
Assists: 15.3 (335)
FG%: 46.5% (307)
FT%: 69.4% (150)
3P%: 35.0% (218)
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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