Sam Houston State used lights-out shooting in the first half and created stops where needed in the second to notch a sixth-straight Southland Conference win, downing A&M-Corpus Christi 76-62 on Saturday evening.
Chris Galbreath Jr. had a layup to give Sam Houston State a lead with less than a minute to play and the Bearkats held on to hand New Orleans its first Southland Conference loss 70-68 on Thursday night.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats righted the ship last week with a pair of wins and now will look to keep those good times rolling when they head to the Big Easy on Thursday for a meeting with league-leading New Orleans.
Aurimas Majauskas scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Sam Houston State took control in the second half to pick up its second Southland Conference win, knocking off Nicholls 74-61 on Saturday night.
Sam Houston State junior quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has been named the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision after throwing for 4,602 yards and an NCAA-leading 57 touchdowns this season.
Christopher Galbreath Jr. had 10 points and 11 rebounds as Sam Houston State, the pre-season favorite to win the Southland Conference, picked up its first league victory, knocking off McNeese State 74-67 on Thursday night.
After announcing the freshman and sophomore all-America squads earlier in the week, HERO Sports revealed its three all-America teams on Friday with four more Sam Houston State Bearkats earning spots on the squad.
It was a neutral-site game on the schedule, but Thursday's trip to central Arkansas brought three Razorbacks home - and the trio helped lift their team to a 90-56 over Sam Houston State in both teams' final game before conference play.
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