Men’s Basketball: Dec. 2 Scoreboard

first_imgGregory led Lamar with his 13 points, while Bosha came off the bench to score 11 on 3-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. Sears added 10 points. Senior Donovan Ross pulled down a team-high eight rebounds for Lamar, which outrebounded ISU, 39-33. Junior Dontavious Sears gave the Cardinals back a three-point lead when he buried a jumper with 8:34 remaining in the opening half, and that is when the flood gates open against Lamar. The Cyclones answered the Sears’ three-pointer with a 16-0 run to take 33-20 lead with just over four minutes remaining in the half. “We had empty possessions when we were right there, three in a row, and no disrespect to Louisiana Tech, they were our mistakes. Each time our guy was trying so hard to make a play, and it backfired. We got the defensive stops we needed but just didn’t convert,” said Demons coach Mike McConathy. Filmore, one of four in double-digit scoring for the Lions, led Southeastern with 14 points. Hammond, Louisiana native Zay Jackson and Upson each added 12, while Andrew Guillory poured in 10 points. Upson finished with a team-high eight rebounds. The game was the only outing of the week for the Demons, who play next Tuesday night at Louisiana-Monroe. Their next homecourt appearance will be Saturday, Dec. 20 in an afternoon matchup against Louisiana-Lafayette. No. 20 Iowa State 96, Lamar 59AMES, Iowa – The nationally ranked Iowa State Cyclones shot 69 percent from the field in the second half to pull away from a youthful Lamar Cardinals team Tuesday night for a 96-59 decision. The Cardinals led Iowa State by three late in the opening half before the Cyclones went on a 16-0 run to take double-digit lead. Northwestern State (3-4) could get no closer than five points the rest of the way as Louisiana Tech (6-1) won for the first time at Prather Coliseum in exactly 29 years. The close play continued into the second half, before the Tigers took a three-point edge at 11:49 on a dunk from Trahson Burrell to go up 42-39. Two possessions later Parker fouled Goodwin, but Burrell committed a technical foul against Parker to send both teams to the line. Parker and Goodwin each knocked down their two shots, but the technical swung the momentum in SFA’s favor, as the ‘Jacks went on a 13-1 run over the next 3:43 to lead Memphis 56-45 with under seven minutes to play. Junior Clide Geffrard paced SFA against the Tigers (2-3), recording a season-high 14 points across 17 minutes off the bench. The native of Pompano Beach, Florida, was 5-of-8 from the floor, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and completing a 2-of-2 showing from the free throw line. “We had a pretty good plan coming into tonight, and for the first 12 minutes of the first half, I thought we stuck with that plan,” said head coach Tic Price. “But in the second half, we got punched in the mouth and we didn’t respond. This is one of the best teams in the country but we have to be able to respond to situations like this. The important thing is to learn from this, and get better as we prepare for UTPA.” Stephen F. Austin 64, Memphis 52MEMPHIS, Tenn. – After entering the break tied 27-27, a strong showing in the second half surged the Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team 64-52 over Memphis on Tuesday night inside FedExForum. Wiltjer led all players with 20 points. Domantas Sabonis chipped in 14 and Kevin Pangos added 12 points for the Bulldogs. Przemek Karnowski grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. No. 8 Gonzaga 76, Southeastern Louisiana 57SPOKANE, Wash. – The Southeastern Louisiana men’s basketball team led No. 8-ranked Gonzaga at the half, Tuesday, but was out-manned in the second half as the Bulldogs pulled away for a 76-57 win at McCarthey Athletic Center. Southeastern (2-6) headed to to the locker room halftime with a 33-32 lead. The Bulldogs (7-0) led twice in the half, but never by more than one point. Louisiana Tech 99, Northwestern State 88NATCHITOCHES, La. – A 30-point outing by Alex Hamilton and 16 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks from Michale Kyser helped Louisiana Tech hold off Northwestern State 99-88 Tuesday night at Prather Coliseum despite 28 points from Jalan West and 27 by the nation’s No. 5 scorer, Zeek Woodley. Freshman guard Dylon Maggio, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hit a three to give the Lions their largest lead of the game, 19-11, at the 11:04 mark of the first half. Gonzaga would come back to grab a short-lived lead, 28-27, on a Wiltjer layup with 3:47 remaining in the half. Stephen F. Austin 64, Memphis 52No. 8 Gonzaga 76, Southeastern Louisiana 57Louisiana Tech 99, Northwestern State 88No. 20 Iowa State 96, Lamar 59 “Considering our size deficiency tonight, I’d never have thought we would beat them on the boards, but that says everything about the effort our guys gave against a really fine basketball team that played a wonderful game on the road,” said McConathy. “We played pretty well and they obviously played even better.” West drained 10 of 17 shots, including 3 of 9 on 3-pointers, and sank 5 of 6 free throws while playing all but a few seconds. Coming into the night ranked second nationally in assists (8.8 average) and steals (3.7), the junior point guard had eight assists and one steal. The Lumberjacks played very balanced on both sides of the ball, leading Memphis in nearly every statistical category, as SFA finished 23-of-55 (41.8%) from the floor, 7-of-20 (.35.0%) from behind the arc and 11-of-14 (78.6%) from the charity stripe. The ‘Jacks, despite losing the battle 38-26 in the paint, outscored Memphis 13-4 off turnovers, 14-9 in second chance opportunities and an impressive 32-10 off the bench. Three Lumberjacks finished in double figures, as senior Jacob Parker and freshman Ty Charles joined Geffrard, netting 13 and 10 points, respectfully. Junior Thomas Walkup added seven points and led SFA at the glass will 10 rebounds (six offensive, four defensive). With the win, the Lumberjacks (4-3) improved to one game above .500 for the first time since winning their season opener 75-49 over Mississippi College (Nov. 14). Raheem Appleby scored 18 for Louisiana Tech, while senior point guard Kenneth “Speedy” Smith dished 10 assists and made four steals. “That was the difference in the ball game,” head coach Jay Ladner said. “We figured coach was in there getting after them. What they did at the start of the second half was take advantage of their size. It really hurt us at the rim.” Gonzaga shot over 52 percent from the floor (30-of-57) overall, including converting 9-of 24 three-point attempts (37.5 percent). The Bulldogs made all seven of their free throw attempts and out-rebound Southeastern, 30-21. The Lions shot 48.9 percent overall (22-of-45), including 33.3 percent (5-of-15) from three-point range. Southeastern converted 8-of-10 (80 percent) of its free throws. Tiger Austin Nichols, who led all with 16 points, hit a jump shot to end the run and snap a 6:30 scoring drought for Memphis from the field, but SFA’s lead never dipped below eight points the rest of the way to arrive at the 64-52 final.center_img The Bulldogs put together a 30-4 run opening up the second half, taking the lead for good, and out-scored Southeastern, 21-0, over a 10 minute period early in the half. Lamar knocked down two of its first three attempts on the night to take an early 4-0 lead over their hosts. It took Iowa State more than three minutes to get on the scoreboard, but they were able to score the game’s next seven points. The 7-0 run was aided by the fact that Lamar missed their next six attempts, a skid that ended with a LeMon Gregory basket. A 7-2 run by the Tigers over the next 3:17 put Memphis out front 19-18, their first advantage since the opening basket, before both teams traded the lead two more times. With 1:20 left in the first half, Tiger Shaq Goodwin, who finished with 15 points, hit a pair of free throws to put Memphis up 27-24. Following turnovers by both teams, Charles his first 3-pointer for the Lumberjacks since at Xavier (Nov.21) to tie the game up 27-all heading into the break. The Bulldogs have won 30 consecutive home games, the second-longest streak in the nation. After DeVonte Upson made the first basket of the game, Kyle Wiltjer hit a three pointer at the 17:16 mark. Joshua Filmore answered with a three of his own on the Lions’ next possesion to put Southeastern back on top, 5-3. Woodley bettered his 22.5 scoring average that is fifth in the country, making 8 of 13 shots including 2 of 5 on 3s and 9 of 10 at the free throw line. The Demons were 17 of 20 on free throws, while the Bulldogs went 25 of 33. Lamar once again turned to Gregory to end the scoring drought as he knocked down another layup. The Angelina College transfer finished the night with a career-high 13 points, on 6-of-9 shooting, Lamar would go into the locker trailing 38-22. The Cyclones never cooled off in the second half connecting on 20-of-29 (.690) in the final 20 minutes, including nine three-point field goals. The Cyclones success from the field, and 27 LU turnovers overshadowed the Cardinals strong second-half shooting performance. Big Red was 14-of-27 (.519) from the floor in the final 20 minutes, including a 5-of-10 showing from beyond the arc. After Markel Crawford gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead on a dunk in the opening minute, Walkup hit a jumper and added his lone free throw of the game to put SFA up 3-2 after two minutes of play. The lead built up to four points at 16-12 with 11:31 to go, before Memphis made a charge. The Cardinals didn’t back away knocking down 4 of their first 5 attempts in the second half, but were unable to make a dent in the deficit as ISU also converted on four of its first five. The Cardinals reclaimed a one-point advantage following a Zjori Bosha three-pointer at the 14:13 mark of the opening half. Following the triple, the Cardinals were able to keep the game close not allowing the Cyclones to gain any more than a four-point advantage for the next 8:40. – Return to Top – The Lumberjacks will now return to Nacogdoches and open a five game homestand inside William R. Johnson Coliseum beginning on Friday, Dec. 5, against Long Beach State in a 7 p.m. tip. Upson put the Lions back up, 29-28, with a highlight-reel dunk off an alley oop pass from Filmore with 2:43 to go until halftime. Southeastern expanded its lead back to five before Gonzaga wittled it away to one point at the buzzer. The Bulldogs never trailed in the final 34 minutes, holding off the Demons’ repeated efforts to overcome the deficit, Northwestern State got within 79-76 on a West 3-pointer with 7:01 to go and had the ball three times, but suffered turnovers on each possession before Louisiana Tech got two Hamilton free throws with 5:19 to go to make it a two possession lead, 81-76. The Bulldogs outscored Northwestern State 44-28 in the paint and 21-10 on second chance points after offensive rebounds. Surprisingly, the Demons outrebounded the visitors 39-34, but Louisiana Tech made only eight turnovers to 14 by Northwestern State and had six blocks to just one by Northwestern State, that by Marvin Frazier, who contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds before fouling out. Southeastern returns to action, Saturday at p.m., at Southeast Missouri. It will be the fourth consecutive season the Lions and Redhawks have faced each other. The Lions shot almost 52 percent prior to halftime (14-27, 51.9 percent) and hit 4-of-10 from three-point range. At the same time, Gonzaga shot just over 48 percent from the floor (13-27, 48.1 percent) and was also 4-of-10 from beyond the arc. – Return to Top – Iowa State made Lamar pay for every turnover it committed scoring 44 points off the Lamar miscues, while the Cards could manage only six points off the nine Iowa State turnovers. – Return to Top – Iowa State finished the night with five players in double figures, led by Matt Thomas’ 14 points. Bryce Dejean-Jones added 12, while pulling down 10 rebounds. The Cardinals return to action Saturday, Dec. 13, when they travel to Edinburg, Texas, to take on UTPA. The game against the Broncs is slated to tipoff at 7 p.m. from the UTPA Fieldhouse. – Return to Top –last_img

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