LAKE CHARLES, La. -- 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.
McNeese pulled even at 57 on a layup by James Harvey with 4:13 remaining. Julien hit a 3-pointer and four free throws, accounting for a 7-0 run, to put the Lions up 64-57 with 1:19 left. Harvey's 3-point play pulled the Cowboys (6-13, 2-4) within 68-66 with 27 seconds to go, but Veal kept Southeast Louisiana in front with his free-throw shooting.
Hunter carries Long Beach St. over UC Santa Barbara 55-52
Chance Hunter had 16 points as Long Beach State snapped its eight-game road losing streak, edging past UC Santa Barbara 55-52 on Saturday night.
Welp scores 18 to carry UC Irvine past Hawaii 74-60
Collin Welp came off the bench to score 18 points to lead UC Irvine to a 74-60 win over Hawaii on Saturday night.
Alabama St. beats Mississippi Valley St. 81-75
Leon Daniels had a season-high 20 points as Alabama State snapped its eight-game losing streak, getting past Mississippi Valley State 81-75 on Saturday night.
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