O.J. Evans finished with 10 points for the Demons (8-4, 2-0 Southland Conference), who have won three straight games. Northwestern State shot 39.4 percent (28 of 71) from the floor, but scored 27 points off 20 turnovers by the Cardinals.
Northwestern State closed the first half with a 10-2 run, capped by Davis' 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to give it a 46-27 lead at halftime. The Demons led by as many as 31 points in the second half.
Hicks, a reserve who also had eight rebounds, led a Northwestern State bench that outscored the Cardinals 45-24. Lamar also did not score any fast-break points compared to the Demons, who had eight.
Stan Brown finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds for Lamar (2-12, 0-2).
Nebraska guard Andrew White, who averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game last season, will transfer from the program and is eligible immediately. What else is on Dickie V's mind this week?
The Cavaliers bring in a top-10 class of four incoming freshmen, so the Class of 2017 will be a small one. Coach Tony Bennett is aiming high.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|