Bernardi added seven rebounds and Russell had five assists for the Huskies (3-1), who shot 51 percent from the floor.
In a close game throughout, Houston Baptist used a 12-0 run to go ahead 18-12 midway through the first half. Dallas Christian pulled within 39-37 at halftime and was still within three points when Will Mason hit a bucket to make it 65-62 with 8:29 remaining.
The Huskies used a 7-1 run to pull ahead 72-63 with 6:45 left, and Dallas Christian never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.
The Florida Gators have added ESPN top-10 prospect Gorjok Gak to their 2016 recruiting class.
Assistant coach Paul Weir, who spent nine seasons with former coach Marvin Menzies, will be hired by New Mexico State to replace Menzies, sources told ESPN.
Duke was already looking like next season's preseason No. 1 team, and the Blue Devils only got stronger when they learned they would have Amile Jefferson for another season.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|