McClure hit a 3-pointer that started a Central Arkansas breakaway, giving the Bears (4-9, 1-1 Southland Conference) the lead for good at 19-17. The contest saw four ties and five lead changes in the first 10 minutes. Miles, the reigning Southland player-of-the-week, scored eight in a 29-17 surge going into halftime and has led the Bears with a 22 ppg average since regaining academic eligibility five games ago.
Caleb Crayton led Houston Baptist (3-11, 0-2) with a season-high 20 points and Cody Joyce added 14 before being ejected. Huskies leading scorer Rob Lewis (12.2 ppg) was held in single digits for the second straight game, scoring only five.
Ben Bentil said that he will remain in the NBA draft and said he is "ready for the next chapter in my life."
Christian Kessee, Coppin State's leading scorer last season, has officially transferred to Memphis. The school announced the move Friday.
Peter Jok, who averaged 16.1 points a game for Iowa last season, has removed his name from the NBA draft and will return for his senior year.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|