After Southeastern Louisiana scored 11 straight points to pull within 51-47 with 5:37 remaining, Niles converted a four-point play and Bell-Holter followed with a three-point play to help the Golden Eagles (14-8, 9-1 Southland) pull away for good and earn their sixth straight victory.
Oral Roberts led 29-25 at halftime and scored the first eight points of the second half. The Eagles extended the lead to 51-36 with 8:05 remaining on a 3-pointer by Mickey Manghum and a steal and layup by Niles before Southeastern Louisiana responded with an 11-0 run capped by Evans' 3-pointer with 5:37 remaining.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
Florida State has announced that Xavier Rathan-Mayes will return to the court for his junior season. The 6-foot-4 guard declared for the NBA draft last month but did not hire an agent.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|