CHENEY, Wash. -- Collin Chiverton scored 20 points, Jeffrey Forbes hit a big shot to reach a career milestone, and Eastern Washington held off BracketBusters foe Sam Houston State 81-76 on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles (9-18) set a Big Sky Conference record with 16 blocked shots, eight by Martin Seiferth.
Chiverton was 7 of 10 from the floor, including three 3-pointers. Forbes had 11 points, including a 3-pointer with 2:38 left that made him the 16th EWU player to reach 1,000 career points.
Forbes' milestone 3-pointer gave EWU what seemed a comfortable 73-64 lead with 2:38 left. But the Bearkats (14-13) rallied, pulling within 76-74 on James Thomas' layup with 34 seconds to play. Chiverton and Kelly hit two free throws apiece to secure the victory.
Paul Baxter scored 19 points for the Bearkats.
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|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|