At the half: Sam Houston St. 31, Baylor 30

NEW ORLEANS -- Say this for Sam Houston State: The Bearkats aren’t bashful when it comes to launching 3-pointers.

They don’t seem real intimidated by No. 3-seed Baylor, either.

Trying to make it the second straight upset in as many games at New Orleans Arena, Sam Houston State leads Baylor 31-30 at the half of their East Regional first-round game.

Neither team has shot it very well from 3-point range, but Sam Houston has lulled Baylor into playing its game. The Bearkats were 2-of-16 from behind the arc in the first half and the Bears were 4-of-13.

The other thing that plagued the Bears in the first half was that they had just one offensive rebound.

Ekpe Udoh was the one who kept Baylor close. He had 10 points and six rebounds.

The Bears’ backcourt tandem of Tweety Carter and LaceDarius Dunn was a combined 1-of-5 from the field. Carter only took one shot in 19 minutes.