LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Gavin Kensmil scored 21 points, Cameron Johnson added 18 and Stephen F. Austin held off McNeese for an 81-73 win on Saturday night.
The Lumberjacks (10-2) led 70-53 with 7:59 play, but the Cowboys (5-7) rallied to cut the deficit to 75-73 on Roydell Brown's 3-pointer with 1:22 left.
Kevon Harris hit a jumper to make it 77-73 with 32 seconds left and McNeese made all four free throws to close out the win.
Nathan Bain added 12 points for the Lumberjacks.
Brown finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds for his fourth double-double of the season. A.J. Lawson added 12 points, and Leondre Washington and Dru Kuxhausen had 11 points each.