Sam Houston St. 76, Northwestern St. 62

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Donald Cole scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Sam Houston State beat Northwestern State 76-62 Saturday night.

Sam Houston (11-5, 8-2 Southland) rolled to a 38-19 halftime lead as Northwestern State (5-12, 3-5) hit just 20 percent from the field in the half.

Chris Jordan scored 14 for Sam Houston, including all 12 free throw attempts. Felton Freeman scored 10, and Jay Oliphant added nine points and eight rebounds for the Bearkats.

Jermaine Wallace led Northwestern State with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Jermaine Spencer added 10 points.

Three Northwestern players and two from Sam Houston fouled out, and five other players had four fouls.

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