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.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|