TULSA, Okla. -- Antonio Bostic scored 16 points and Stephen F. Austin defeated Oral Roberts 61-50 Saturday night, taking sole possession of first place in the Southland Conference.
Bostic was 4 of 8 from the field. Desmond Haymon had 15 points and Hal Bateman added 10 for the Lumberjacks (14-1, 5-0), who have won nine consecutive games. Jacob Parker and Taylor Smith had seven rebounds apiece.
Stephen F. Austin led 27-21 at halftime. The Lumberjacks shot 46.7 percent from the field for the game, while the Golden Eagles shot 37.5 percent. The Lumberjacks had 34 rebounds, but the Golden Eagles had 32.
The Golden Eagles are in their first season as a member of the Southland.
The Lumberjacks extended their streak to 47 consecutive games of holding opponents under 70 points.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|