LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Kalob Ledoux scored 17 points, Stephen Ugochukwu and Jacob Ledoux added 12 apiece, and McNeese rallied to beat Lamar 69-60 in Saturday's regular-season finale but missed getting the eighth and final berth in the Southland Conference Tournament.
McNeese (11-17, 8-10), which entered tied for eighth with Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, needed to beat Lamar and for either the Wildcats or Islanders to lose, but Abilene Christian beat Incarnate Word on Saturday.
Jacob Ledoux's free throw amid a 10-2 run put the Cowboys up 46-45 and they led 55-53 on Jarren Greenwood's 3 before Garth tied it with a jumper. Quatarrius Wilson's free throw sparked a 7-0 run for a 62-55 McNeese lead and the Cowboys outscored the Cardinals 6-5 in the final two minutes.
Lamar led 37-35 at halftime after hitting five 3 pointers on 39.5 percent shooting from the field to the Cowboys' 50 percent.
Greenwood scored 11 points and Wilson had 10 with 12 rebounds for the Cowboys, who played their final game in Burton Coliseum, which will be replaced by a new facility.
Top recruits are starting to take their official visits, meaning it's time to make some predictions about where they're leaning.
The cream of the crop of American high school basketball will congregate in Colorado Springs from Oct. 5-7, as USA Basketball unveils its newly expanded Junior National Team minicamp in collaboration with the NBA, NCAA and NBPA.
Missouri guard Cullen VanLeer is retiring from basketball after tearing his ACL in the Tigers' final regular-season game last season.
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