LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Shamarkus Kennedy was close to a triple-double as he helped McNeese pull away late to beat NAIA-member Mobile 74-60 for its first win of the season on Tuesday night.
It was also the first victory for first-year coach Heath Schroyer.
Kennedy, a 6-8 junior, posted 13 points with 15 rebounds, seven assists, five blocked shots and three steals for the Cowboys (1-3). Malik Hines led McNeese in scoring with 21 points. Roydell Brown had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Jarren Greenwood added 12 points and six assists.
The Cowboys dominated the boards 47-23 but could not pull away until late in the second half. McNeese was up 38-34 at the break. Mobile's Trenton Short nailed a 3-pointer to close to 52-51 at the 10:57 mark and tied it at 56-56 following a Tim Collins trey. A Brown dunk started McNeese on a 13-2 run at the end of the game.
Tony-Toni Wright had 19 points for Mobile.
Keeling ends UNC's scoring drought with a 3
Christian Keeling gets the 3-pointer to fall after the Tar Heels went five minutes without a single bucket.
Gibbs gives Irish the lead with a 3
Notre Dame works the ball around and gives it to a loosely guarded TJ Gibbs who knocks down the 3-pointer.
Northwestern hopes to challenge No. 7 Maryland again
Northwestern has struggled this season, but when the Wildcats travel to Big Ten leader and No. 7-ranked Maryland on Tuesday, they'll meet a team they had on the ropes for most of the game earlier this season in Evanston, Ill.
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