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— Gus Okafor matched his career high with 26 points and eighth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana narrowly defeated nine-seed McNeese State 71-68 in the Southland Conference tournament first round on Tuesday.
— Davion Buster had 20 points as Lamar beat McNeese State 60-51 on Saturday.
— Najee Garvin had 20 points as Nicholls State stretched its win streak to seven games, defeating McNeese State 80-67 on Thursday night.
— Dru Kuxhausen had 20 points, A.J. Lawson added 19 and McNeese State routed Houston Baptist 85-58 on Saturday night.
— Keyshawn Feazell tied his career high with 22 points plus 11 rebounds as McNeese State narrowly defeated Southeastern Louisiana 95-91 on Wednesday night.
— Carvell Teasett had 17 points off the bench to lead Northwestern State to a 69-66 win over McNeese State on Saturday.
— Avery Sullivan recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds to carry Lamar to a 64-56 win over McNeese State on Saturday.
— Ty Gordon had 24 points as Nicholls State extended its winning streak to eight games, beating McNeese State 76-69 on Wednesday night.
— Carlos Rosario posted 17 points and eight rebounds as McNeese State narrowly beat Houston Baptist 74-71 on Saturday.
— Derek St. Hilaire had a career-high 33 points, making seven 3-pointers, as New Orleans beat McNeese State 99-84 on Saturday night.
— Keaston Willis had 28 points as UIW rolled past McNeese State 83-61 on Wednesday night.
— Jamaure Gregg registered 13 points as Northwestern State snapped its seven-game losing streak, narrowly defeating McNeese State 78-75 on Saturday.
— Cedric Russell had 23 points as Louisiana-Lafayette defeated McNeese State 75-65 on Saturday night.
— Keyshawn Feazell, one of three players with 16 points, pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds and McNeese State cruised to a 110-64 win over Arlington Baptist on Monday night.
— Gavin Kensmil tied his career high with 23 points and Stephen F. Austin beat McNeese State 86-76 on Friday night in a Southland Conference opener for each team.
T.J. Atwood scored 20 points with nine rebounds and a pair of steals, leading four into double-figure scoring as Lamar avenged a recent loss and bounced McNeese from the Southland Tournament 80-59 Wednesday night.
Dru Kuxhausen scored 22 points and his four-point play with 0.5 seconds remaining sent McNeese past Lamar 70-66 on Saturday to end the Southland Conference regular season.
Andre Jones had 16 points to lead five Nicholls State players in double figures as the Colonels won their seventh consecutive home game, beating McNeese State 80-56 on Wednesday night.
Roydell Brown had 23 points and 10 rebounds as McNeese State routed Houston Baptist 100-80 on Saturday night.
Dru Kuxhausen, Sha'markus Kennedy and Roydell Brown scored 21 points apiece as McNeese State rolled past Southeastern Louisiana 104-82 on Wednesday night. Kennedy also had 13 rebounds, while Brown posted seven rebounds.
Troy Green had a career-high 25 points as New Orleans narrowly beat McNeese State 82-77 on Saturday. Bryson Robinson added 21 points for the Privateers.
Keaston Willis had 23 points as Incarnate Word defeated McNeese State 65-59 on Wednesday night.
Chudier Bile scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Northwestern State held off McNeese 84-79 on Saturday.
Rylan Bergersen matched his career high with 21 points as Central Arkansas beat McNeese State 82-76 in overtime on Saturday.
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