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.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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