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.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
Former Duke guard Derryck Thornton announced he will transfer to USC. The one-time highly touted recruit will have three seasons to play for the Trojans after sitting out next season.
After losing six players this spring, Michigan State could lose at least five after next season. The Spartans will look to reload in the frontcourt.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|