ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's basketball team rolled over Southwestern 96-71 in the home opener on Thursday night at the Mabee Complex.
The Cowboys jumped out to a 19-9 lead and never looked back in the win. Southwestern cut it to 33-28 with 3:59 to play in the first half but the Cowboys closed the half on a 9-2 run for a 42-30 halftime lead.
HSU quickly pushed the lead out to 61-39 early in the second half and cruised the rest of the way.
The Cowboys shot 49.3 percent in the game and hit 14-of-27 from 3-point range.
HSU (1-1) is off until Wednesday when it hosts UT Dallas at 1 p.m. in the American Southwest Conference opener.
Jake Holmes, Luke Hicks and Ryan Wheeler each had 10 points to pace the Pirates.
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