The Final Score Archives

State college basketball: Southeastern turnovers costly in loss to UAPB

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Arkansas-Pine Bluff took advantage of Southeastern Louisiana miscues Saturday, scoring almost half of its points off SLU turnovers for a 62-60 win at Christl Arena in the Barclay’s Center Classic. Southeastern (1-6) turned the ball over a season-high 25 times, leading to 27 points for UAPB (2-5). Keith Charleson… Continue reading →

Southern Miss tops La. Tech to clinch C-USA West

RUSTON — Nick Mullens threw three touchdown passes and Ito Smith ran for three scores and Southern Mississippi rolled to a 58-24 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday to clinch the Conference USA West Division title. Southern Miss (9-3, 7-1) has won six straight games and has scored 50-plus points for a program-best fifth time.… Continue reading →

UL-Lafayette women defeat Arkansas

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico — The Louisiana-Lafayette women’s basketball team used a 21-4 run to defeat Arkansas 67-59 in the San Juan Shootout on Friday. It was the Cajuns’ second win over a Southeastern Conference opponent in the past 12 days. The victories over Ole Miss in the regular season opener and Arkansas were the first… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Harlan Miller, three Louisiana Tech players selected to Senior Bowl

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Harlan Miller accepted an invite to compete in the 2016 Senior Bowl on Tuesday. Miller was one of 17 student-athletes to have their acceptance officially announced by the prestigious bowl game Tuesday. A total of 36 of the eventual 110 participants have now accepted invitations to the contest, scheduled for… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech stuns Ohio State

Cincinnati's Gary Clark (11) shoots over Southeastern Louisiana's Marlain Veal (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex Hamilton had 24 points and three teammates also reached double figures when Louisiana Tech defeated Ohio State 82-74 on Tuesday. Erik McCree had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-0), who are off to their best start since 1998. Jacobi Boykins added 16 points and LeAntwan Luckett… Continue reading →

Louisiana Tech edges UTEP

EL PASO, Texas — Carlos Henderson caught a 54-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass from Jeff Driskel early in the third quarter, and Louisiana Tech held off UTEP 17-15 on Saturday. UTEP tackled Kenneth Dixon in the end zone for a safety in the third quarter, but the Miners’ ensuing 8-play drive stalled out at Louisiana Tech’s… Continue reading →

Saturday’s state college football capsules

Louisiana Tech (7-3, 5-1 C-USA) at Texas-El Paso (4-6, 2-4) WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Sun Bowl (51,500), El Paso, Texas TV: Fox Sports Net SERIES: Louisiana Tech leads 8-2-1 STAT THAT MATTERS: Louisiana Tech’s offense is averaging 50.0 points per game after topping the 40-point mark five times this season. NOTES: A win by Louisiana Tech would… Continue reading →

Florida St. edges Tulane women

Associated Press photo by Mark WallheiserFlorida State's Shakayla Thomas guards Tulane forward Harlyn Wyatt during the first half of Thursday's game.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Shakayla Thomas scored 26 points and Adut Bulgak added 18 points to help No. 6 Florida State beat Tulane 78-72 on Thursday night. Both players also had 10 rebounds as the Seminoles (1-1) were able to bounce back from an opening loss at Florida on Monday night. Florida State led for… Continue reading →

UNO men rout Pensacola Christian College

Two games into the season, UNO men’s basketball coach Mark Slessinger didn’t recognize the team he was coaching. UNO opened the season with double-digit losses on the road at Duquesne and Bowling Green, and he said his team wasn’t playing with the speed or ferocity that he saw from them all summer. The Privateers (1-2) rediscovered… Continue reading →

Nicholls State rallies, drops Southeastern Louisiana on last-second field goal to win River Bell Classic

SLU Public Information photo by RANDY BERGERON -- Southeastern running back Julius Maracalin faces Nicholls State defenders in the first half Thursday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — The River Bell trophy is headed back to Thibodaux. Francisco Condado kicked a 40-yard field goal with no time remaining to lift Nicholls State to a 27-24 win over Southeastern Louisiana in the 25th River Bell Classic on Thursday night. Southeastern (4-7, 3-6 Southland Conference) led 17-3 at halftime — but… Continue reading →

Harlan Miller and a stellar class of seniors at Southeastern Louisiana play their home finale against Nicholls State

SLU Public Information photo by RANDY BERGERON -- Southeastern’s Harlan Miller and Kaleb Muse drag down Lamar’s Kade Harrington during a game last season. Miller and the Lions host Nicholls State at 6 p.m. Thursday in their home finale.

HAMMOND — There wasn’t an abundance of college options for Harlan Miller coming out of Kentwood High, even with an accomplished career that included Class 1A Offensive MVP honors in 2011. Despite its proximity to home along the Interstate 55 corridor, Southeastern Louisiana didn’t emerge as a destination for Miller until an impassioned pitch from newly… Continue reading →

UNO’s Mark Slessinger says home opener big after 0-2 start

It’s way too early to start saying anything about “must-win” games, but UNO men’s basketball coach Mark Slessinger knows that Thursday’s 7:45 p.m. home-opener against Pensacola Christian College at Lakefront Arena is a crucial game for his team. The Privateers (0-2) opened the season with two double-digit losses on the road against Bowling Green… Continue reading →

Sagging Southeastern Louisiana looks ahead to finale with Nicholls State

Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Southeastern Louisiana coach Ron Roberts

HAMMOND — This long season cut even deeper into a Southeastern Louisiana team that was already among the nation’s leaders in heartbreak. Less than a month after having Stephen F. Austin conclude a 17-play drive in the final minute for a 28-27 victory, Abilene Christian scored on a 1-yard pass play with 22 seconds… Continue reading →

BRCC nips Copiah-Lincoln in overtime in men’s basketball

The Baton Rouge Community College men’s basketball team defeated Copiah-Lincoln 57-54 in overtime Tuesday afternoon. BRCC watched a 16-point lead dwindle in the second half before regaining momentum. Demetrius Fitzpatrick led BRCC with 18 points, and Devante Marshall scored 12. BRCC (2-6) will face Houston Community College on Saturday afternoon for a… Continue reading →

Coach Keeshawn Carter Davenport optimistic about UNO women’s season

Do the math. UNO women’s basketball coach Keeshawn Carter Davenport has it all figured out concerning the Privateers’ prospects for a winning season in 2015-16. “If we take care of our home conference schedule, you’re looking at nine wins,” she said. “And then you add in our two non-Division I games (LSU-Alexandria and Trinity Baptist) and that’s… Continue reading →

Abilene Christian stuns Southeastern

Photo provided by Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info -- Abilene Christian linebacker Bryson Gates trips up Southeastern running back Julius Maracalin in the first half Saturday at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, Texas.

ABILENE, Texas — Parker McKenzie threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jamie Walker on fourth down with 22 seconds remaining to give Abilene Christian a 21-17 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. Starting at their own 20, the Wildcats drove down the field in 18 plays, using 7:46 of the clock. McKenzie and Walker… Continue reading →

ULM coach Todd Berry relieved of duties

Louisiana-Monroe head coach Todd Berry gives instructions to his players during the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico State in Las Cruces, N.M., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

MONROE — Louisiana-Monroe Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom said football coach Todd Berry has been fired. The move, announced Saturday, comes on the heels of ULM’s 59-21 loss to Arkansas State, which dropped the Warhawks to 1-9. Defensive line coach John Mumford will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of this season,… Continue reading →

Bowling Green bowls over UNO 79-61

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Rasheed Worrell scored 15 points and Wesley Alceqaire had 14 points as Bowling Green opened its centennial season with a 79-61 romp over UNO on Saturday afternoon at the Stroh Center. The victory marked the debut of first-year coach Michael Huger and was the Falcons’ 24th consecutive win… Continue reading →

Southeastern travels to Abilene Christian looking to cure an ailing offense

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern Louisiana running back Kody Sutton takes a blocked punt out of the end zone in the first quarter against Incarnate Word last Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

Southeastern Louisiana coach Ron Roberts said earlier this week that the current state of his team, which includes four losses in its last five games, would qualify as desperate times for the Lions. Roberts said that such instances call for desperate measures, half-heartedly suggesting the move of 320-pound defensive tackle Ashton Henderson to the backfield as a… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Denzel Thompson is glad he’s been part of a program turnaround

File photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Information -- Southeastern defensive back Denzel Thompson returns an interception against Northwestern State last season at Strawberry Stadium. Thompson is the only remaining player who was not recruited by current coach Ron Roberts.

HAMMOND — Having been his teammate for the past two seasons, Southeastern Louisiana senior defensive tackle Ashton Henderson knows the reserved nature of senior defensive back Denzel Thompson. During last week’s home game, with the offense on the field against Incarnate Word, the jovial Henderson decided to prod Thompson going into their series on the… Continue reading →

Familiar course: UNO men’s basketball to begin season on road, playing Saturday at Bowling Green

Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- UNO men's basketball coach Mark Slessinger

UNO men’s basketball coach Mark Slessinger hasn’t had the luxury of easing his team into the early parts of its schedule. For the third year in a row, the Privateers kick off the season — which begins Saturday at Bowling Green — with a treacherous road schedule that stretches across the country and pits them against some of the… Continue reading →

McNeese State claims Southland Conference title

LAKE CHARLES — Daniel Sams threw for 168 yards and one touchdown and ran for 164 yards and another score as McNeese State rallied past Sam Houston State 27-10 to claim the Southland Conference title on Saturday night. The Bearkats (6-3, 5-2) who could have moved into a tie for the conference championship… Continue reading →

Incarnate Word stuns Southeastern

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern Louisiana running back Kody Sutton takes a blocked punt out of the end zone in the first quarter against Incarnate Word last Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — After losing three of its previous four games, Southeastern Louisiana was looking for offensive consistency against Southland Conference foe Incarnate Word. Instead, the Lions found few positives on a rainy evening at Strawberry Stadium. Stymied by an ineffective offense, Southeastern wasted a solid defensive effort as it fell to Incarnate Word 16-2 amid… Continue reading →

Out of Southland race, Southeastern Louisiana takes on Incarnate Word

Photo provided by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Information Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Jordan Batiste returns an interception against Southern Utah last season.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana senior defensive back Jordan Batiste doesn’t mind admitting to being taken aback by the course of this season. With eight starters returning both offense and defense that earned all-league recognition, Batiste had visions of the Lions winning a third straight Southland Conference championship and advancing to postseason play. “I was… Continue reading →

Saturday’s state college football capsules

Texas Southern (3-4, 2-3 SWAC) vs. Grambling (6-2, 6-0) WHEN: 2 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Independence Stadium (50,459), Shreveport TV: None SERIES: Grambling leads 45-19-3 STAT THAT MATTERS: After an 0-2 start in which Grambling yielded 129 points, the Tigers have won their past six games. NOTES: With a strong 6-0 start in league play, Grambling can inch closer… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana lineman Joe Graves, an academic and athletic standout, is proud of what the Lions have built

HAMMOND — Two of the greatest life lessons that continue to impact Southeastern Louisiana center Joe Graves came at two entirely different junctures. The first was courtesy of his mother, Carla, who stipulated that before he could entertain the thought of after-school play, Graves had to complete all of his homework at the family dinner table.… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana has ‘plenty of reasons to play’ as it prepares for Incarnate Word

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern Louisiana tailback Kody Sutton stretches for more yardage close to the end zone against Lamar on Oct. 1 at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana officially ran out of chances in trying to preserve the championship mantra it established over the previous two years. Now comes the hard part; moving forward to secure just the fourth winning season since the school resurrected its football program in 2003. Southeastern Louisiana (4-4, 3-3) hosts Incarnate Word (4-4, 3-3) in… Continue reading →

Blake Veasley runs for 191 yards to lead Central Arkansas past Southeastern

CONWAY, Ark. — Blake Veasley ran 27 times for 191 yards and a touchdown to lead Central Arkansas over Southeastern Louisiana 21-16 in college football Saturday night. Veasley capped the game’s opening possession with a 1-yard touchdown run, and Kirk Baugh and Dominique Thomas added touchdown runs to keep the Bears (5-3, 5-1 Southland Conference)… Continue reading →

Saturday’s state football capsules

McNeese State quarterback Daniel Sams (4) throws the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

McNeese State (7-0, 6-0 SLC) at Abilene Christian (2-5, 2-4) WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Saturday WHERE: Shotwell Stadium (15,075), Abilene, Texas TV: American Sports Network SERIES: McNeese State leads 2-0 STAT THAT MATTERS: McNeese State has given up nine touchdowns in seven games and leads the FCS in allowing just 10.6 points per outing. NOTES: In trying to remain… Continue reading →

Demons picked second behind Stephen F. Austin in Southland Conference men’s race

The portrait painted by the Southland Conference coaches and sports information directions of the Louisiana portion of its men’s basketball league isn’t aesthetically pleasing unless you’re looking with purple and white glasses. Northwestern State, one of the SLC’s more entertaining teams with its breakneck pace, was selected second in the league’s preseason predictions that were released a… Continue reading →

Northwestern State picked second in women’s poll

When it’s come to putting and keeping the Southland Conference on the women’s basketball map, Northwestern State’s pointed the way. For the third straight year co-head coach’s Brook and Scott Stoehr guided the Lady Demons to not only the SLC’s postseason tournament championship, but the NCAA tournament as well, where they fell to Baylor last season.… Continue reading →

Morris Wright-led Xavier men No. 19 in NAIA preseason poll

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Xavier's Morris Wright and Dillard's Jordan Kilson battle for the ball during the second half Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Dillard.

Xavier point guard Morris Wright vividly remembers his reaction when told he was the MVP of the preseason All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference team selected by the coaches. “To be honest, I was shocked!” said Wright, a 5-foot-10 senior point guard from Zachary. Xavier, which tips off its season Thursday vs. Webber International… Continue reading →

Southeastern football players perk up after ending losing streak

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana defensive back Will Hines said there was a noticeable bounce in everyone’s step before and after Sunday’s team meeting. Although the sun hadn’t made its way through perpetual dark clouds, there was a smile on the faces of a locker room previously reeling from a two-game losing streak.… Continue reading →

McNeese State topples Northwestern State

LAKE CHARLES — Daniel Sams scored five touchdowns and racked up 357 total yards as McNeese State defeated Northwestern State 47-27 on Saturday night. Both teams thrived on the big plays but Sams, who threw for 242 yards and rushed for 115, led McNeese State (7-0, 6-0 Southland Conference) to the win. Northwestern… Continue reading →

Southeastern churns out win over Houston Baptist

Photo provided by Juan DeLeon  --  Southeastern Louisiana running back Kody Sutton runs out of a tackle by Houston Baptist defensive back Josh Erwin in Saturday's 22-7 win over Houston Baptist. Sutton fueled the win with a career-high 156  rushing yards.

HOUSTON — Southeastern Louisiana running back Kody Sutton rushed for a career-high 156 yards, while the Lion defense held Houston Baptist at bay in a 22-7 Southland Conference victory Saturday afternoon at Husky Stadium. Playing the majority of the game in a driving rain storm, the Lions (4-3, 3-2 Southland) avoided… Continue reading →

Southeastern has little room for error facing Houston Baptist

Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public InformationSoutheastern running back Kody Sutton runs away from Stephen F. Austin defenders Allen Stewart and Justin Owens in the first half Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — The past two Southland Conference championship seasons for Southeastern Louisiana haven’t been without their share of adversity. The difference, though, between those previous teams, which went on to hoist league trophies and participate in postseason play, was that they had time to rally to continue the program’s upward trend.… Continue reading →

Southeastern receiver William French, linebacker Tré Bennett among several players thrown into starring roles

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/SLU Public Information -- Southeastern wide receiver William French shakes a tackle by Stephen F. Austin defensive back Demander Freeman in the first half Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond.

HAMMOND — Junior college wide receiver William French was well on his way to fitting into Southeastern Louisiana’s offense, showing the ability to become the team’s second or third receiving option. Two weeks after the Lions lost their most veteran playmakers in consecutive games — leading receiver Jeff Smiley and top rusher/return specialist Xavier Roberson —… Continue reading →

Robert Brunet among Louisiana Tech Hall inductees

RUSTON — Louisiana Tech’s 2015 Hall of Fame class, which includes 10-year NFL running back Robert Brunet, 1998 Biletnikoff Award winner Troy Edwards, Bulldogs basketball all-time leading scorer and rebounder Mike Green, 1989 Kodak All-American Nora Lewis and 1987 All-American shortstop Charlie Montoyo, will be enshrined in a ceremony Saturday. “What an incredible class of inductees,” Tech… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana, on a two-game losing streak, vows to get back in the thick of the Southland Conference race

HAMMOND — During the past two years, when Southeastern Louisiana reached the summit of the Southland Conference, a 20-point lead more than a quarter into the game would have been cause for celebration. This season, such scenarios have been more cause for concern, brought on by inconsistent play and injuries. “Great teams are consistent,” Southeastern coach… Continue reading →

Stephen F. Austin rallies to stun SLU

Southeastern linebacker Dereck Robinson wraps up Stephen F. Austin running back Loren Easly in the first half Saturday at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)

HAMMOND — Southeastern’s defense played so well in the first quarter that it forced Stephen F. Austin to turn to its backup quarterback. But problems arose from there for the Lions. Hunter Taylor picked apart the Lions defense rallying the Lumberjacks with four scoring drives. The last drive culminated in Zach Conque’s 1-yard… Continue reading →

Return to New Orleans begins to feel right for UNO’s Coleman Edwards

Coleman Edwards had been away from New Orleans for so long, it didn’t necessarily feel quite the same when he moved back over the summer. But as is common for so many New Orleans natives, the UNO freshman guard made a trip over to his grandmother’s house for Sunday dinner one day, and it made everything feel just… Continue reading →