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MONROE, La. (AP) - Travis Munnings and Marvin Jean-Pierre scored 19 points apiece to help Louisiana-Monroe beat Southeastern Louisiana 86-75 Thursday night. Southeastern Louisiana cut a six-point halftime deficit to 50-48 with about 15 minutes to play. The Lions then went nearly eight minutes without a field goal as the Warhawks answered with a 14-2 run to make it 64-50.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Brandon Sampson and Skylar Mays scored 20 points apiece as LSU defeated Samford 105-86 Thursday night. Sampson, who made 8 of 13 from the field, had a career-high seven assists and matched his career-best with eight rebounds. Mays, who was 6-of-11 shooting, made a career-best four 3-pointers.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Bryce Brown scored 15 points while DeSean Murray added 14 points and 12 rebounds as Auburn ran away from Indiana State and shook off continuing issues surrounding its program to start the Charleston Classic with an 83-64 victory Thursday. The Tigers used runs of 10-0 and 21-6 in the opening half to put away from the Sycamores.

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Teaira McCowan and Victoria Vivians each scored 19 points and Mississippi State shot nearly 66 percent from the floor in a 106-50 victory over Georgia State on Thursday night. Blair Schaefer added 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range for the Bulldogs.

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