ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's basketball team overcame a tough shooting night with a strong defensive effort and timely scoring down the stretch in a 73-64 win over Centenary on Saturday at the Mabee Complex.
The Cowboys' depth was the difference in the game as HSU outscored the Gents 24-4 off the bench. HSU shot 37.5 percent in the game and held Centenary to 34.8 percent.
The game was tight throughout the first half and the Cowboys led 22-21 with 2:21 to play before Kyle Brennon and Keilyn Nance hit back-to-back 3-pointers to open a 28-21 lead. HSU led 31-24 at halftime.
HSU came out and quickly pushed the lead to 15 on a Brennon 3-pointer that made it 40-25 with 16:41 to play. Centenary answered with a 13-3 run to cut it to 43-38. HSU then again pushed the lead to 71-55 with 1:16 to play.
Cedric Harris had 26 points and 14 rebounds and Ty Prince added 16 points for Centenary.
The Cowboys are now 4-2 on the season and will travel to Georgetown to play Southwestern at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Centenary fell to 2-2 on the season.
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