Sam Houston State (11-6, 4-1 Southland) also had a 44-34 rebounding advantage, with Thomas leading the way with eight.
Sam Houston State had a 26-18 scoring edge off the bench and an 11-6 edge off second-chance points.
Neither team shot the ball well. Sam Houston State had a field-goal percentage of 38.5 percent, while Central Arkansas had just 35.7.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz looks into the two decommitments from the NBA draft and what they're looking forward to.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|