NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Taylor Smith had 15 points, eight rebounds and six blocked shots as Stephen F. Austin won its 10th straight game, defeating Southeastern Louisiana 52-40 Thursday night.
No Southeastern Louisiana player had more than seven points.
The Lions, who had their three-game winning streak snapped, scored 13 straight points in the first half to turn an 18-12 deficit into a 25-18 lead with 2:51 left before the half.
Stephen F. Austin pulled within 25-23 at the break, and opened the second half with a 20-3 run to take a 43-28 lead with 10:04 remaining.
The Lumberjacks are off to their best start since becoming a Division I program in 1987-88, and their best start overall since starting 17-1 in 1985-86.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|