HAMMOND, La. – Brandon Fortenberry had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Trent Hutchin scored 21 points as Southeastern Louisiana defeated Texas-San Antonio 79-73 Wednesday night in a Southland Conference game.
Fortenberry, who also had nine assists, scored nine points in a span of 2:32 when the Lions (11-10, 5-4) widened a 61-60 lead into a 72-61 advantage with 7 minutes remaining.
Devin Gibson, who scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half, helped bring the Roadrunners back within three, 76-73, at the 2:06 mark, but a jumper by David Ndoumba with 1:32 to play and a free throw by Hutchin gave the Lions their final margin.
UTSA shot 63 percent (12 for 19) in the first half to lead 38-35 at the break behind 11 points from Melvin Johnson III.
Southeastern Louisiana clamped down defensively in the second half, holding the Roadrunners to 36-percent shooting (11 for 31).