NCAA Basketball

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (18-15)


Thu. 3/2 Sat. 3/4 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10 Wed. 3/15
vs. NWSt 
L 67-72
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vs. SamHou 
W 64-56
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vs. Lamar 
W 75-59
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@ TA&MCC 
L 69-77
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@ Idaho 
L 50-73
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Thomas helps Texas A&M-Corpus Christi gain Southland final

KATY, Texas (AP) Rashawn Thomas scored 27 points with two blocks and nine rebounds despite four fouls and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi held off a late rally to defeat three-time defending Southland Tournament champion Stephen F. Austin 77-69 in a physical semifinal on Friday night.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20-10), which has not been to the NCAA Tournament since 2007, plays top-seeded New Orleans (19-11) in the Southland championship on Saturday for the chance to dance.

Cole Martinez scored 16 points with five 4-pointers and Kareem South 13. South, Jake Kocher and Thomas all played long stretches with four fouls and Joseph Kilgore fouled out for the Islanders, who do not have a deep bench.

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Leaders
Points: T. Holyfield11.7
Rebounds: T. Holyfield7.2
Assists: D. Cameron2.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: K. Harris70.4%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: I. Canete1.4
Blocks: T. Holyfield1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
New Orleans 13-5 20-12
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 12-6 24-12
Houston Baptist 12-6 17-14
Stephen F. Austin 12-6 18-15
Sam Houston State 10-8 21-13
Lamar 10-8 19-15
Southeastern Louisiana 9-9 16-16
Nicholls 7-11 14-17
Northwestern State 7-11 13-16
Abilene Christian 7-11 13-16
Incarnate Word 7-11 12-17
Central Arkansas 7-11 8-24
McNeese State 4-14 7-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 69.4 (264)
Rebounds: 11.5 (100)
Assists: 12.4 (250)
FG%: 44.7% (156)
FT%: 72.1% (114)
3P%: 31.9% (313)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.8 (85)
Rebounds: 23.3 (312)
Assists: 12.1 (92)
FG%: 45.1% (241)
FT%: 68.0% (47)
3P%: 35.2% (196)
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