CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Thomas Walkup had 21 points and 10 rebounds as Stephen F. Austin won its 12th- straight game, defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 80-70 Saturday night.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (6-11, 3-1 Southland) held an early lead but the Lumberjacks (15-2, 4-0) quickly gained control and led 18-8 at the midway point of the first half and 35-27 at the break.
The Islanders closed to 51-42 at the 12:45 mark of the second half but Deshaunt Walker, who finished with 14 points, made a three-point play and Jacob Parker hit a 3-pointer to stretch the lead to 59-42 with 9:29 remaining.
Joy Williamson hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left to close the gap to 72-62.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|