SE Louisiana edges McNeese State 52-49

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HAMMOND, La. (AP)—Chris Cyprian scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and Southeastern Louisiana held McNeese State scoreless for more than 10 minutes to win 52-49 on Wednesday night.

The Lions (8-9, 2-2 Southland Conference) rallied from a 10-point deficit for their closest win of the season.

Southeastern Louisiana is 7-0 at home this season and has a 16-game home winning streak dating back to last season.

The Lions were 9-for-26 from the floor in the first half, including 1-for-10 from 3-point range, to trail 29-21 at halftime.

The Cowboys (7-9, 1-2) led 47-41 with 11:09 remaining, then missed 14 straight shots and didn’t score until John Pichon’s follow-up dunk with 52 seconds left.

Diego Kapelan scored 14 points to lead McNeese State. P.J. Alawoya had 14 rebounds and Kleon Penn, ranked third in the nation in blocked shots, had five blocks.

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