LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Malik Metoyer drove for a game-winning layup in the waning seconds to give Northwestern State a 74-72 win over McNeese on Saturday.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Cameron Delaney scored 16 points, Kai Mitchell and RJ Smith added 14 each and Sam Houston State pushed its win streak to 11 games with a 77-62 defeat of McNeese Wednesday night.
McNeese came as close as five points early in the second half and James Harvey cut the SHSU lead to 65-56 with a pair of free throws, but Mitchell hit a jump shot with 6:13 remaining and the Bearkats led by double digits the rest of the way.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Christian Barrett totaled 17 points while pulling down 10 rebounds as Lamar took its first victory at McNeese's new home court, beating the Cowboys 84-75 on Saturday.
Nick Garth and Jordan Hunter added 16 points apiece for Lamar (11-11, 4-5 Southland Conference), which has won three of its last four games. Hunter also dished out eight assists. Josh Nzeakor chipped in 12 points.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Roydell Brown scored a career-high 28 points, James Harvey added 22 points and McNeese defeated Houston Baptist 79-73 on Saturday.
Brown added 15 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season and made 12 of 15 free throws for the Cowboys (7-13, 3-4 Southland Conference).
Stephen O'Suji had 17 points and Ian DuBose scored 14 to go with nine rebounds for Houston Baptist (5-13, 1-6).
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Marlain Veal hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points, making all eight of his free throws in the final 47 seconds, to help Southeast Louisiana hold off McNeese 76-69 on Saturday.
Veal matched his season high by sinking 5 of 8 from 3-point range and 10 of 11 at the free-throw line for the Lions (6-12, 2-3 Southland Conference). Moses Greenwood added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Von Julien and Brandon Gonzalez scored 10 apiece.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bryson Robinson scored 17 points, making four 3-pointers and adding six assists as New Orleans defeated McNeese 79-66 Saturday night.
Robinson was one of four Privateers to score in double digits — Damion Rosser added 15 points, Jahmel Myers 13 and Ezekiel Charles 10. Charles led with eight rebounds.
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Ishmael Lane had 17 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday and Northwestern State rallied late and held on for a 66-61 win over McNeese.
The Demons (6-9, 1-1 Southland Conference) used a 14-3 run to take a 60-54 lead on Brian White's jumper with 58 seconds left in the game. The Cowboys (5-10, 1-1) scored four quick points to get the deficit down to two, but White answered with a layup and Lane and Malik Metoyer each made a pair of free throws to secure the win.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Roydell Brown scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, Shamarkus Kennedy added 20 points and eight boards and McNeese beat Incarnate Word 88-77 in a Southland Conference opener Wednesday night.
The victory was the first for McNeese (5-9, 1-0) away from home this season and its second consecutive win. It was Brown's seventh double-double of the season.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — James Harvey came off the bench to score 19 points and lead a McNeese rally to beat North Carolina Central 77-61 on Thursday night to halt a three-game skid.
Malik Hines added 15 points and Roydell Brown had 12 with 11 rebounds for McNeese (3-6).
The Cowboys were just 2 of 15 from deep while North Carolina Central was 9 of 24, but McNeese made 21 more free throws than the Eagles.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Shamarkus Kennedy was close to a triple-double as he helped McNeese pull away late to beat NAIA-member Mobile 74-60 for its first win of the season on Tuesday night.
It was also the first victory for first-year coach Heath Schroyer.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Bryce Washington scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Louisiana-Lafayette rout Division II Panhandle State 117-47 in its home-opener on Thursday night.
The Ragin' Cajuns bounced back from an 84-83 loss at Montana State on Monday to snap a two-game skid. Louisiana-Lafayette had a double-digit lead five minutes into the game and cruised from there.