NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Jacob Parker had 16 points to lead 11 Stephen F. Austin players in the scoring column as the Lumberjacks defeated LSU Shreveport 73-46 on Saturday night.
Ice Asortse added 11 points off the bench for Stephen F. Austin (6-1), which is off to its best start since the 1981-82 season.
Rodney Milus scored 15 points for the Pilots (6-3), an NAIA squad who shot 20 percent (4 of 20) in the first half and trailed 40-13 at halftime.
The Lumberjacks opened the game on a 16-4 run and held the Pilots in single digits until 4:20 remained in the first half.
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point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.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|