Stephen F. Austin 65, Sam Houston State 53 / Final

Sat, March 3, 2018 9:00 pm (ET GMT)   Conference: Southland  
Location: Johnson Coliseum • Huntsville, TX  
Lumberjacks (65)
Bearkats (53)
Score by Half: Stephen F. Austin 37-28 - 65   Sam Houston State 16-37 - 53  
Team Rebounds: Stephen F. Austin 2, Sam Houston State 4
Top Performances
1Leon Gilmore (SFA) 23 pts (8/11 fg), 4/5 3fg, 11 reb, 2 stl, 4 blk
2Christopher Galbreath (SAMH) 13 pts (6/13 fg), 1/2 3fg, 6 reb, 3 stl, 2 blk
3Jamal Williams (SAMH) 10 pts (4/6 fg), 8 reb
Game Forecasts
ELO Ratings: Before SFA 1322 (#122), SAMH 1217 (#187)  After SFA 1347 (#113), SAMH 1192 (#172)
ELO Points Transfer: 25
AP Game Recap

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Leon Gilmore III scored a career-high 23 points with 11 rebounds and four blocks as Stephen F. Austin jumped out to an early lead and dominated Sam Houston State 65-53 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale.

Both teams will have a first-round bye in the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament set to begin in Katy, Texas on Wednesday. Stephen F. Austin (25-6, 14-4) has a No. 3 seed and Sam Houston State (18-13, 12-6) enters the tourney as the No. 4 seed.

Shannon Bogues added 15 points for SFA. Gilmore had 12 points and three blocks in the first half.

The Lumberjacks powered their way to a 37-16 halftime advantage, shooting 54 percent (13-24) from the field while limiting SHSU to 6-of-27 shooting (22 percent).

The Bearkats got back in the game in the second half, besting the Lumberjacks 37-28, but SFA maintained a double-digit advantage throughout the final period.

SFA has dominated this rivalry recently, winning 16 of the last 17 meetings, including an 82-66 victory earlier this year.

Christopher Galbreath Jr. had 13 points and Marcus Harris added 12 for SHSU.

Biggest Lead: SFA +26   Run: SFA 13-2 (1-19:35 to 1-13:51)
Play by Play
Matchup History
Season Series: Stephen F. Austin, 2-0 Previous 3 Seasons: Stephen F. Austin, 8-3 Since 1992: Stephen F. Austin, 34-26
SFA 72 SAMH 78
SFA 73 SAMH 72
SAMH 78 SFA 64
SFA 57 SAMH 63
SAMH 53 SFA 85
SFA 71 SAMH 61
SAMH 67 SFA 68
SFA 66 SAMH 69
SFA 62 SAMH 69

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More Info & Glossary

MIN: Minutes, PTS: Points, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goals Attempted, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, 3FM: 3-Pt FG Made, 3FA: 3-Pt FG Attempted, 3FG%: 3-Pt FG Percentage, 2FM: 2-Pt Made, 2FA: 2-Pt FG Attempted, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, OREB: Offensive Rebounds, REB: Total Rebounds, AST: Assists, STL: Steals, BLK: Blocks, TO: Turnovers, PF: Points For, Eff: Efficiency score, UsgRt: Usage Rate (estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player), PrRt: Presence Rate, PS: Performance score, O/U: Over/underperform vs. season perf score average

PTS: Points, Poss: Possessions, O-PPP: Points/Possession, Pace: Possessions per 40 Minutes, TS%: True Shooting (weights 3FG, 2FG, FT), eFG%: Effective Field Goal %, ORB%: Offensive Rebound %, DRB%: Defensive Rebound %, TOV%: Turnover %, FT/FGA: Free Throws/FG Attempts

BenchPts: Bench Points, 2ndChance: Second Chance Points, InPaint: Points in the Paint, OffTO: Points Off Turnovers, Fastbreak: Fast break Points, TimePoss: Time Of Possession

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