NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Desmond Haymon's career-high 36 points lifted Stephen F. Austin over Cal State-Northridge 74-67 Monday night.
The Lumberjacks (11-2) won its eighth straight and recorded its 24th straight home win, the second-longest active home win streak in the nation. Jacob Parker added 13 points and nine rebounds for the `Jacks.
The Matadors led 37-29 at halftime and held that lead until Thomas Walkup's put-back for SFAU tied it at 51 with 8:46 left. Northridge went back up by six on back-to-back Greene treys with 5:57 remaining. But Stephen F. Austin called timeout after the second 3 and then went on a 20-7 tear the rest of the way to defend its home winning streak.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
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.
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