The Lumberjacks (10-2) led 70-53 with 7:59 play, but the Cowboys (5-7) rallied to cut the deficit to 75-73 on Roydell Brown's 3-pointer with 1:22 left.
Kevon Harris hit a jumper to make it 77-73 with 32 seconds left and McNeese made all four free throws to close out the win.
Nathan Bain added 12 points for the Lumberjacks.
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