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.
High school junior Zach Brown, a 7-footer from Miami, has rescinded his commitment to UConn, sources told ESPN.
Reserve center Akolda Manyang has been charged with felony aggravated assault after being accused of punching a man in the face without provocation.
ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz discusses the need for the Pac-12 putting in place rules on that would prohibit storming the court after a win.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|