The Lions (10-13, 8-5 Southland Conference) avenged a 52-40, Jan. 17 loss at Stephen F. Austin. The Lumberjacks (21-3, 12-2) had won five straight, 16 of 17.
Southeastern Louisiana scored its last six points on free throws, three by Johnson (5 of 8 at the line). The last, with 0:12 left, clinched it.
The Lions made 16 of 24 free throws, the Lumberjacks 8 of 17. Southeastern Louisiana's bench outscored the Lumberjacks' 21-8.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|