Sam Houston St. 73, Texas-San Antonio 61
SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Jejuan Plair scored 17 points and Ryan Bright had a double-double off the bench to lead Sam Houston State to a 73-61 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday night.
Plair hit 5-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-4 3-pointers, and all four of his free throws. Bright scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds in 29 minutes.
C.J. Hadley added 11 points and eight rebounds as Sam Houston State (21-8, 13-2 Southland) won its ninth straight and tied Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for the conference lead. The two meet Saturday night for the regular season title.
Keith Spencer came off the bench to score 15 points and grab 12 rebounds for Texas-San Antonio (6-22, 2-13). Andrew Francis also scored 15. Dwain Hall added 12.
Sam Houston State led 36-25 at the half and built up a 20-point lead in the second half. Texas-San Antonio cut into that lead in the final 10 minutes but could get no closer than 10 points.
Sam Houston State shot 51 percent from the field while Texas-San Antonio shot 38 percent.