The University of Alaska Anchorage announced the men's field for the 2017 CGI Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday, with the Sam Houston State Bearkats among the seven visiting teams for the nation's oldest regular-season college basketball tournament.
A quick start from a fresh New Orleans squad created a hold too big for Sam Houston State to climb out of as the top-seeded Privateers put an end to the Bearkats Southland Conference Tournament run in the tournament semifinals on Friday night at the Leonard E. Merrell Center.
A 12-0 run early in the second half allowed the Bearkats to withstand a furious rally as they eliminated fourth-seed Houston Baptist, 63-59, in a quarterfinal round matchup at Merrell Center on Thursday evening. The Bearkats (21-12) advance to play top-seed New Orleans at 5:00 PM Central on Friday.
The fifth-seeded Bearkats nearly squandered a 19-point lead but were able to hold off eighth-seed Central Arkansas 77-69 in the Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament opening round game Wednesday night at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats will open up their push for a berth in the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday when they kick off the Southland Conference Tournament against Central Arkansas at the Leonard E. Merrell Center.
The Southland Conference announced its postseason honors for the 2016-17 season on Monday with three Sam Houston State Bearkats earning recognition.
Cold shooting hampered the Sam Houston State Bearkats the entire night at William R. Johnson Coliseum as the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks handed the Kats a 64-56 loss in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats will control their own destiny in search of a bye in the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament on Saturday and can clinch one of those byes with a win in the regular-season finale at Stephen F. Austin.
Sam Houston State recovered from an early deficit and finished strong down the stretch, thanks to strong bench play, to defeat McNeese 79-74 on Thursday at Johnson Coliseum.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats can take a big step in securing a top-five seed in the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament on Thursday when it hosts McNeese in the final home game of the season at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
John Dewey III exploded for 31 points, including 26 in the second half, and was the sparkplug for a frantic Sam Houston State comeback that fell just short in an 84-81 loss to Abilene Christian on Saturday at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Revenge will be on the mind of the Sam Houston State Bearkats on Saturday when they host Abilene Christian at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.