NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Desmond Haymon scored 17 points on Thursday night, leading Stephen F. Austin to a 57-42 victory over Sam Houston State.
Stephen F. Austin (25-3, 15-2 Southland) also got 14 points and 10 rebounds from Antonio Bostic.
Sam Houston State (15-15, 8-9) was led by James Thomas, who scored 10 points.
Sam Houston State was off-target from the floor, shooting just 34.9 percent, and shot just 14 free throws for the game, making eight.
Haymon was a perfect 8-of-8 from the line.
Hal Bateman sparked the Stephen F. Austin defense with five steals.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|