Sam Houston stays unbeaten by holding off Texas Southern, 54-51

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HOUSTON (AP)—DeLuis Ramirez scored 16 points and Ryan Bright had 13 points and 16 rebounds to lead Sam Houston State past Texas Southern 54-51 on Saturday.

The Bearkats (9-0) are unbeaten this late in the season for the first time since 1973, when they started 28-0 before losing in the second round of the NAIA tournament.

Sam Houston went ahead for good at 36-34 on a 3-pointer by Shamir McDaniel with 14:57 remaining. McDaniel’s shot started a 13-4 run that was capped by Ramirez’s only 3-pointer for a 46-38 lead with 10:13 left.

Matthew Miller scored 14 points to lead the Tigers (1-7), and Sollie Norwood had 14 points and a game-high three steals.

Texas Southern missed two 3-pointers that would have tied the game in the final 1:05.

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 Sam Houston St.
R. Bright R. Bright
6-12,  13 Pts
16 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Texas Southern
M. Miller M. Miller
8-17,  19 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists

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