McDaniel’s 3-pointer gives Sam Houston St. win over SFA

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Shamir McDaniel hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left Thursday night to give Sam Houston State a 58-56 victory over Stephen F. Austin.

Josh Alexander missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Stephen F. Austin (15-3, 3-2 Southland).

Ryan Bright scored 11 points and had 18 rebounds and six assists for Sam Houston (15-3, 3-2). McDaniel finished with 10 points. John Gardiner also had 10 points.

Alexander led Stephen F. Austin with 22 points, 18 of those off 3-pointers. Matt Kingsley added 11.

Stephen F. Austin jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first half. Sam Houston cut the margin to 27-22 at halftime.

Bright, who scored nine of his points in the second half, hit a 3-pointer with 15:15 left in the second half to start an 8-1 Sam Houston run to tie the game at 36-36 with 12:40 left.

Gerald Fonzie hit a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to give the Lumberjacks a 56-55 lead, but McDaniel responded with the winning 3-pointer.

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 Stephen F. Austin
J. Alexander J. Alexander
6-10,  22 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Sam Houston St.
R. Bright R. Bright
4-12,  11 Pts
18 Rebs, 6 Assists

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