LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Malik Metoyer drove for a game-winning layup in the waning seconds to give Northwestern State a 74-72 win over McNeese on Saturday.
McNeese's James Harvey had just tied the game at 72-72 by hitting three straight free throws. Metoyer drove the baseline and hit the winning bucket with 17 seconds remaining. Ishmael Lane blocked a Jarren Greenwood layup to keep Northwestern State in front. The Cowboys had one last shot but Harvey's 3-point attempt was just short at the buzzer.
DeAndre Love led Northwestern State (9-15, 4-7 Southland Conference) with 24 points.
Love hit 5 of 7 3-pointers.
Lane had 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for Northwestern State. He also committed eight turnovers. Metoyer added 10 points.
The Demons improve to 2-0 against the Cowboys for the season. Northwestern State defeated McNeese State 66-61 on Jan. 5. Northwestern State plays Lamar on the road on Wednesday. McNeese State plays Stephen F. Austin on the road on Wednesday.
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