Bile with 27, Northwestern St. weathers McNeese rally 84-79

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Chudier Bile scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Northwestern State held off McNeese 84-79. Jairus Robinson scored 15, making 5 of 6 3-pointers for Northwestern State. Myles Hutchinson scored 11 of his career-high 23 points in the final 1:29 as the Cowboys finished with a flurry — making six of their final seven shots, including all five from distance. Trailing by 13 with two minutes to go, Hutchinson drained a 3 that pulled McNeese to 80-76 and Dru Kuxhousen also hit from distance, cutting the gap to 82-79 with eight seconds left.