COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Freshman J-Mychal Reese scored eight of his 15 points in the final 3 minutes as Texas A&M defeated Stephen F. Austin 62-54 on Wednesday night.
Reese matched his career high and kept the Aggies (6-1) unbeaten in 14 games all-time against the Lumberjacks. Reese made a couple of floaters from the lane and made four free throws down the stretch. Ray Turner also scored 15 points for Texas A&M.
Texas A&M led throughout the second half, but the Lumberjacks pulled within 52-48 with 3:45 remaining on a 16-footer by Thomas Walkup. Reese responded with an 8-foot runner on a fast break, then Ray Turner scored inside after an SFA turnover.
Elston Turner scored 10 points despite missing most of the first half with an ankle injury.
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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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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|