LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Quatarrius Wilson had a career-best 16 points and 13 rebounds as McNeese thumped NAIA member Texas College 84-68 on Tuesday night to halt a four-game losing streak.
McNeese (3-7) made just one more field goal and two more from distance than Texas College. The Cowboys dropped in 23 of 28 from the free throw line while Texas College was just 11 of 19. McNeese also won the rebound battle 54-39.
The Cowboys rolled out to a 44-29 halftime advantage and cruised to the win in the second half, winning that one 40-39.
Patrick Petty led the Steers with 20 points, six rebounds and four steals. James Martin added 17 points with 10 rebounds for Texas College.
The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.
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