Sam Houston St. 74, SE Louisiana 65

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Robert Shannon and Donald Cole each scored 21 points Thursday night to lead Sam Houston State to a 74-65 victory over Southeastern Louisiana.

Shannon hit one of his five 3-pointers with 2:48 left to give Sam Houston (6-3, 3-0 Southland) a 64-58 lead after Southeastern Louisiana (4-6, 2-1) had cut the margin to three points.

Sam Houston led by as much as 16 points at 55-39 midway of the second half before Southeastern Louisiana cut the margin to three at 61-58.

Cole had a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Gary Solomon led Southeastern Louisiana with 26 points. Amir Abdur-Rahim added 14 points for the Lions.

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