Southeastern Louisiana tips Texas St. 79-78 in OT

3/11/10 in NCAABB

KATY, Texas -- Patrick Sullivan's free throw with 2.3 seconds left lifted Southeastern Louisiana to a 79-78 overtime victory over Texas State in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference tournament Wednesday night.

Sullivan was fouled on a drive. After missing the front end, he made the second.

Texas State's Cameron Johnson then caught a long inbounds pass but missed a 12-foot jumper at the buzzer.

On Thursday night, the Lions face top-seeded Sam Houston State, which defeated eighth-seeded Nicholls State 62-57.

Southeastern Louisiana (19-11) overcame a 41-24 halftime deficit behind Trent Hutchin, who scored 18 of his team-high 21 points in the second half. Sullivan and Gary Dixon each added 17 points.

Texas State (15-16) was paced by Johnson's 23 points and Ryan White's 17.

After going 2 of 10 on 3-pointers in the first half, Southeastern Louisiana connected on 7 of 10 in the second half.

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