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McNeese State beats Central Arkansas 85-77 behind Harvey

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) James Harvey made five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 31 points and McNeese State held off Central Arkansas 85-77 on Saturday to lock the No. 6 seed in next week's Southland Conference tournament.

Jamaya Burr scored 16 points and Jarren Greenwood added 15 for the Cowboys (9-19, 7-11), who led 46-36 at halftime after shooting 17 of 28 from the field (60.7 percent) before intermission.

McNeese State opened the second half with a 16-4 run capped by Harvey's 3-pointer and led 62-40.

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Leaders
Points: J. Howard20.2
Rebounds: J. Zuilhof6.7
Assists: J. Howard2.8
FG%: J. Howard42.6%
FT%: J. Howard87.6%
3P%: J. Howard42.8%
Steals: D. Brooks1.2
Blocks: J. Zuilhof1.3
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Southland Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Stephen F. Austin 18-0 28-6
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 15-3 25-8
Incarnate Word 12-6 17-12
Sam Houston State 12-6 18-16
Houston Baptist 10-8 17-17
Southeastern Louisiana 9-9 12-21
Abilene Christian 8-10 13-18
McNeese State 7-11 9-20
New Orleans 6-12 10-20
Nicholls 6-12 11-23
Central Arkansas 6-12 7-21
Northwestern State 5-13 8-20
Lamar 3-15 11-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.4 (120)
Rebounds: 11.8 (92)
Assists: 13.2 (188)
FG%: 44.3% (169)
FT%: 65.9% (310)
3P%: 37.1% (56)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 83.7 (345)
Rebounds: 25.5 (151)
Assists: 15.8 (330)
FG%: 46.9% (328)
FT%: 72.2% (296)
3P%: 38.7% (342)
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