March 11, 2015

KATY, Texas (AP) Keelan Garrett scored the last five points of overtime Wednesday as No. 5 seed McNeese State rallied past eighth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana 62-60 in the opening game of the Southland Conference tournament.

Garrett had been 3 for 14, all 3-point attempts, when he tied the game at 60 on a 3-pointer with 1:39 left.

Kevin Hardy stole the ball from Dylon Maggio with 1:02 left and sent it ahead to Garrett for the go-ahead layup. Garrett finished with 14 points for the Cowboys (15-15), who face fourth-seeded Northwestern State on Thursday.

Southeastern (9-23) missed four field-goal attempts in the final minute.

The Lions led 48-41 with 8:21 left in the second half, but McNeese rallied to 55-all on Lance Potier's basket with 2:30 left which capped the scoring in regulation.

Cedric Jenkins and Onochie Ochie scored 25 of the Lions' 27 first-half points. Jenkins finished with 27 and Ochie with 12.

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