LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Craig McFerrin scored 18 points and McNeese State pulled away easily in the second half, beating Lamar 74-50 on Saturday.
Lamar had a 10-point lead in the first half and went into halftime with a 31-23 advantage. But McNeese State dominated the second half, outscoring the Cardinals 28-2 at one point en route to the victory.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|