Sam Houston State vs. McNeese State: Recap and Stats

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Sam Houston State vs. McNeese State: Recap and Stats
Sam Houston State 72
(10-6, 4-4 away)
McNeese State 57
(7-8, 6-2 home)
Venue: Burton Coliseum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Sam Houston State 28 44 72
McNeese State 27 30 57
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Sam Houston State D Gatson 9 T Motley 5 D Gatson 2
McNeese State D Guidry 12 D Guidry 8 K Hardy 3

McNeese State was destroyed by Sam Houston State 72-57 in conference play on Saturday, January 12th. McNeese State kept the game close at half, down 28-27, but then Sam Houston State was able to break it wide open in the second half. The Cowboys got a season-high 18 points and six rebounds from Ledrick Eackles. Kevin Hardy scored seven points and added seven rebounds. For the Bearkats, DeMarcus Gatlin got a team-high 15 points and three rebounds. Next up for McNeese State (7-8, 1-4 SLC) is Lamar (2-14, 0-4 SLC) on Saturday, January 19th at home.

McNeese State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:02 left to go.
  • McNeese State started 7-8 during the 2008, 2007, 2004, and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • McNeese State has lost 100% of the time this season (0-5) after recording 57 or fewer total points.
  • The Cowboys have lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after having a field goal percentage of 33.3% or worse.
  • When the opposition records 43 or more rebounds this season, McNeese State has lost 80% of the time (1-4).
  • When the opposition records 23 or more field goals made this season, McNeese State has lost 78% of the time (2-7).
  • The Cowboys set a season high for three-point percentage.
  • MCNS set a season low for steals.
  • The Cowboys have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • McNeese State has recorded fewer assists than their opponents for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 8th game at home this season--MCNS has a 9.5 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Ledrick Eackles accounted for 31.5% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Craig McFerrin and Kevin Hardy) accounted for 41.6% of the rebounds.
  • Craig McFerrin has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 15 games this season.
  • Jeremie Mitchell had a career high with a 100% three-point percentage.
  • Ledrick Eackles has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Ledrick Eackles had a career high with 3 three-pointers.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Desharick Guidry.

Sam Houston State Game Notes

  • DeMarcus Gatlin has led the team in scoring 3 times in 16 games this season.
  • Michael Holyfield has led the team in rebounding 7 times in 16 games this season.
  • DeMarcus Gatlin set a career high with a 80% field goal percentage.
  • Michael Holyfield recorded the 3rd double-digit rebound game of his career.
SHSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADeMarcus Gatlin221533102
ANathaniel Mason19961000
AM. Holyfield184110012
BDarius Gatson261141301
BJames Thomas29932000
BWill Bond10520100
B-Paul Baxter281102001
C+M. McKinney18640002
CTerrance Motley12230001
C-Aaron Harwell15003000
-Jeremy McKay3010110
MCNS PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Ledrick Eackles201863203
B-Kevin Hardy31772012
C+Dontae Cannon301023002
C+Craig McFerrin30780022
CJ. Mitchell23901000
CD. Guidry18440002
CAustin Lewis22240040
DAdrian Fields13010000
-Pete Kpan4000000
-Shaun Johnson3010001
-Jordan Wells3000000
-Brandon Regis3000000

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