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SE Louisiana 57

(8-5, 7-0 home)

    6:30 PM ET, January 2, 2008

    University Center (LA), Hammond, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    SU 25 1944
    SELA 24 3357

    Top Performers

    Southern-New Orleans: K. Thomas 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    SE Louisiana: W. Span 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    SE Louisiana 57, Southern, NO 44

    Associated Press

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Warrell Span led Southeastern Louisiana with 14 points and the Lions overcame a turnover-plagued contest using a 19-4 run over the final 7:40 to defeat Southern University at New Orleans 57-44 on Wednesday.

    Tavaris Nance added 12 points, while Patrick Sullivan had nine points, seven rebounds and four blocks.

    Southeastern Louisiana (8-5), which played without leading scorer Kevyn Green, trailed 25-24 at halftime and 30-24 after a jumper by SUNO's Kevin Thomas with 18:30 remaining in the game.

    Despite committing a season-high 23 turnovers and going 11-for-24 from the free throw line, the Lions kept the game close by holding SUNO (2-3) to 25 percent (7-for-28) shooting from the floor in the second half and 30 percent (16-for-54) for the game.

    SUNO, which was playing for the first time since Dec. 8, was led by Thomas who led all scorers with 22 points.

    Clipton Warren's basket with 7:53 left in the game gave the Knights a 40-38 lead, but Southeastern tied the game on a pair of free throws by Daryl Arnold. Southeastern took the lead for good, 42-40, on Dekyron Nicks' layup with 6:31 left before Span hit a reverse layup for a 44-40 advantage.

    At the 5:30 mark, Span blocked a layup attempt by Thomas leading to a dunk by Nance to put Southeastern ahead, 46-40. Thomas cut the lead to 46-42 with a layup at the 4:17 mark, but Southeastern scored the next nine points, with Nance scoring the final four on a breakaway dunk and a layup to put the Lions ahead 55-42.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SU
    SELA
    Points 44 57
    FG Made-Attempted 16-54 (.296) 23-49 (.469)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 0-3 (.000)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 11-24 (.458)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 13

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