NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Taylor Smith scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 60-38 victory over Grambling State on Thursday night.
Stephen F. Austin (9-1) led 27-18 at halftime but shot 54.2 percent from the field in the second half, helping give the Lumberjacks a 28-point lead at one point with just under five minutes to play.
The Lumberjacks were 15 of 22 from the free-throw line compared to Grambling State (0-9), which was only 4 of 6. Stephen F. Austin out-rebounded the Tigers 39-24.
Terry Rose scored 21 of his team's 38 points on 8-of-13 shooting including hitting five 3-pointers.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.
Virginia coach Tony Bennett takes the ACC Fast Break with Dino Gaudio by answering questions like who the best Tony Bennett is and what other sport he'd like to coach.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|