HOUSTON -- Nate Duhon scored 24 points, leading Chicago State to a 71-58 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
Chicago State (9-21, 3-5 Great West) earned a first-round bye in the conference tournament later this week, to be held in Chicago.
Chicago State leads the all-time series with Houston Baptist 7-4, and won an earlier meeting between the two, 81-56, in Chicago.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|