NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Shamir Davis scored 14 points to lead six Northwestern State players in double figures as the Demons posted their largest victory margin of the season, 102-52 over LeTourneau on Monday.
Bouncing back from their lowest point total of the season, a 79-61 loss to Arkansas in which they shot just 27.4 percent, the Demons (6-4) were much sharper against the Yellow Jackets (4-8), a Division III team.
Davis and Patrick Robinson, who finished with 13 points, scored nine each in the first half, when Northwestern State took a 54-27 lead.
The Demons shot 53.3 percent while making 24 of 45 first-half shots, more than twice as many attempts as LeTourneau. They had a 25-13 rebounding edge in the half, in which LeTourneau committed 14 turnovers.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|