Louisiana-Monroe Wins Overtime Thriller, 68-61 Over Southeastern Louisiana

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1ST2ND OT TOTAL
  SELU 33 26 2 61
  Louisiana-Monroe 24 35 9 68
Mon, Dec 10 2012, 07:00 PM CST

Fant-Ewing Coliseum
Monroe, LA
Attendance: 956

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The Warhawks got a boost in Monroe by eluding the Lions, 68-61, in overtime. The first half was hard-fought, and Louisiana-Monroe went into halftime down 33-24. However, the team came back onto the floor with purpose, and put Southeastern Louisiana away at the end.

A couple facts played into this pairing. Last year, Louisiana-Monroe lost 63-60. Since 1980, Louisiana-Monroe is on top, 27-13.

Louisiana-Monroe exploited Southeastern Louisiana in free throw shooting and also took the lead in three-point shooting. The Warhawks made it count when they got to the line, hitting 22 free throws compared to 10 for the Lions. Louisiana-Monroe shelled Southeastern Louisiana with threes for the win, shooting 40% to 18% for Southeastern Louisiana.

R.J. McCray led all scoring against the Lions with 17 points on 41% shooting in 42 minutes. Jayon James came up with seven big assists. The Warhawks now sit at 1-4.

Their next opponent is Southern University at home on December 13th.

Louisiana-Monroe Game Notes:
  • The top two scorers (R.J. McCray and Marcelis Hansberry) accounted for 48.5% of the points.
  • Jayon James accounted for 34.2% of the team's rebounds.
  • Louisiana-Monroe has played in 1 overtime game this season. Over the last 5 seasons, the Warhawks have played in 4 overtime games with a record of 2-2.
  • Jayon James recorded the 1st double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jayon James recorded a double-double. It was the 1st of his career.

Southeastern Louisiana Game Notes:
  • This loss extended the Lions losing streak to 3 games.
  • The Lions have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Southeastern Louisiana has lost 27 close games.
  • Roosevelt Johnson set a career high with 9 offensive rebounds.
  • Jeffery Ricard accounted for 39.3% of the team's points.
  • This marks the 1st 20-point game of Jeffery Ricard's career.

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