HAMMOND — Jabari Peters scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half as Sam Houston State used a strong second period to beat Southeastern Louisiana 72-59 on Monday night.
Sam Houston State (12-4, 4-0 Southland), picked up its seventh straight win and remained perfect in conference play.
Peters was 3-of-5 from long range. DeMarcus Gatlin and Aurimas Majauskas had 11 points apiece for the Bearkats.
The game was tied at 31 at the break. Gatlin hit a jumper and drove in for a layup and Peters nailed a 3-pointer to start the second period and the Bearkats led 40-35. The Lions closed to 40-38 but the SHSU answered with a 15-6 run to go up 55-44 with 8:56 left. The Lions could not close the gap and were outscored 41-28 in the second half.
Zay Jackson had 18 points and Joshua Filmore added 17 for Southeastern Louisiana (4-12, 1-2).
Incarnate Word 97, UNO 66: In San Antonio, Denzel Livingston scored 25 points to lead three players with 20-plus and Incarnate Word defeated New Orleans 97-66 on Monday.
Livingston was 9 of 11 from the floor and had six assists and three steals. Kyle Hittle scored 22 points, was 5 of 11 on 3-pointers and grabbed 11 rebounds. Jontrell Walker had 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
Incarnate Word (9-4, 1-2 Southland) jumped to a 14-6 lead four minutes in and later used an 11-0 run — including a 3-pointer by Walker — to make it a 20-point game. The Cardinals led 61-33 at intermission.
The lead reached 30 just over three minutes after halftime on Mitchell Badillo’s 3-pointer, and while Incarnate Word cooled off a bit down the stretch, it still shot 61.4 percent, including 12 of 22 (55 percent) from beyond the arc.
Tevin Broyles led UNO (5-7, 1-2) with 13 points and Christavious Gill added 12.
Tulane at Central Florida: The road-tested Tulane women’s basketball team (12-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) will face Central Florida (6-9, 2-2) at 6 p.m. Tuesday in CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida.
“I thought our team has played well on the road. I’ve always said teams that get along well, do well on the road. It’s been a tough schedule, and I’m just really proud of how maturely this team has handled that,” Tulane coach Lisa Stockton said.
The Green Wave shot 56.5 from the field Wednesday in a 76-63 win at East Carolina. Kolby Morgan had her 11th game in double figures with 15 points, Jamie Kaplan 14, Chinwe Duru 13 and Danielle Blagg 12 for Tulane. Kaplan also had nine assists.
Tulane is 5-0 in true road games, averaging 67.2 points in those games.
“If you can play defense, you’re going to be in every game, and I think our players have bought into that,” Stockton said. “I feel as confident as I’ve felt in many years, that this team is going to keep us in every game.”
The Knights have lost seven of their past nine games. Central Florida’s Zykira Lewis leads the conference in scoring with 20.1 points per game.
The game will be carried on WRBH-FM, 88.3.