HOUSTON -- Lorne Jackson scored five of his 17 points in overtime, including a crucial 3-pointer, and Pepperdine outlasted Houston Baptist 57-53 on Tuesday night.
Raines scored Pepperdine's first two basket of the extra period, and Houston Baptist (3-2) couldn't catch up after that.
A layup by Art Bernardi with 59 seconds left and a free throw by Marcel Smith with 24 seconds left brought Houston Baptist closer, but a pair of free throws by Jackson with 17 seconds to go iced it for Pepperdine.
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|