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Southland Conference Tournament 2011: Top Seeded McNeese State Advances To Final

The McNeese St. Cowboys easily dispatched the Texas St. Bobcats behind an efficient offensive attack that the Bobcats had no answer for. McNeese State shot 48% and committed just four turnovers in the 91-83 cakewalk that was not as close as the final score. P.J. Alawoya, Patrick Richard, C.J. Collins, Daniel Richard, and Diego Capelan all topped double figures as the Cowboys opened up an eight point lead before halftime and never looked back.

The Bobcats played a determined game, but the Cowboys shut down senior guard Ryan White. After scoring 26 points in the Bobcats victory over Southeast Louisiana, White had just 16 points in this game on 4-10 shooting. Cameron Johnson hit just 3-13 shots as well, though he hit the free throw line early and often to get up to 13 points. The Bobcats finish the season 16-16.

With the win, McNeese State sets a date for the Southland Conference Tournament Final on Saturday with Texas-San Antonio. The game will be played Saturday at 3 PM CT, and will be broadcast on ESPN2. SB Nation Houston will have a preview up before the game, and the winner will grab the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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