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Southland Tournament - Sam Houston State vs Northwestern State Wrap - Northwestern State Wins 55-52

Northwestern State got 11 points from DeQuan Hicks en route to a 55-52 victory over Sam Houston State on Friday at Merrell Center.

Northwestern State earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 8-point spread.

Northwestern State got 11 points from Marvin Frazier and another 7 points from Patrick Robinson. Brison White contributed 2 assists, while DeQuan Hicks cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Sam Houston State got a 14-point performance from Darius Gatson, who was supported by 11 points from James Thomas. Paul Baxter had 4 assists in a losing cause for Sam Houston State, while James Thomas grabbed 8 rebounds.

The rebound battle favored Northwestern State as they grabbed 33 boards, while Sam Houston State only had 31.