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McNeese State holds off Stillman 81-72

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Craig McFerrin had 20 points and 13 rebounds on Tuesday night to lead McNeese State over Stillman 81-72 in the South consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Kevin Hardy added 13 points and 13 rebounds and Ledrick Eackles had 18 points. The Cowboys (2-3) led only 52-48 with 12:10 to go but quickly pulled away and stayed comfortably ahead the rest of the way.

McNeese State took its first lead of the game 28-27 on Keelan Garrett's layup with 4:20 to go in the first half.

Stanley Magee was 4 of 5 from 3-point range for Stillman and finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Markeith Madison had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Daniel Bryant was 4 of 22 from the field and 2 of 13 from beyond the arc.

Markeith Madison's 3-point jumper put Stillman ahead 19-10 with 12:08 to go in the first half.

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