Stephen F. Austin vs Sam Houston State

Stephen F. Austin 50, Sam Houston St. 44

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Hal Bateman scored 15 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the free-throw line, dished out eight assists and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Stephen F. Austin past Sam Houston State 50-44 on Wednesday night.

Stephen F. Austin is now tied atop the Southland Conference with Northwestern State.

Taylor Smith chipped in with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Jacob Parker had 10 and the Lumberjacks (22-3, 13-2 Southland) have won six of their last seven contests.

The Bearkats (14-12, 7-7) cut Stephen F. Austin's lead to three, 41-38, after James Thomas hit a lay-up with 4:35 to go but the Lumberjacks followed with an 8-2 run thanks to a bucket and two free throws by Bateman and a 3-pointer by Parker to put the game away for good.

Thomas ended his night with 14 points and eight rebounds. Nathaniel Mason had 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.

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Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
J. Parker, F364-120-040210
T. Smith, F326-101-1102413
A. Bostic, G402-71-26126
D. Haymon, G372-70-02434
H. Bateman, G313-99-1078215
T. Pinkney91-20-01012
T. Walkup80-00-01030
I. Asortse40-00-01010
J. Bright30-00-00000
Totals 18-4711-1334151850
 38.3%84.6% 
Sam Houston State Bearkats
J. Thomas, F366-122-281114
M. Holyfield, C90-20-01040
D. Gatson, G371-51-22644
P. Baxter, G221-70-03313
M. McKinney, G200-20-02230
W. Bond241-40-02003
N. Mason215-103-751214
T. Motley172-50-04024
A. Harwell140-12-24312
Totals 16-488-1332161844
 33.3%61.5% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans4-19-7125
Sam Houston4-213-6143
SE Louisiana4-211-8262
Lamar3-211-7264
SF Austin3-28-9291
C. Arkansas3-24-14244
Hou. Baptist3-37-9203
Texas A&M-CC2-39-7211
Nicholls St.2-39-9134
McNeese St.2-35-11249
Abil Chr.2-48-9340
Incarn Word2-47-10316
Nwestern St.1-47-9321
 
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DEP 66 Final
GTOWN 90
MINN 45 Final
OHST 71
PROV 59 Final
SYR 84
HOU 74 Final
MEMP 81
WISC 69 Final
NW 41
KAN 68 Final
OKST 67
CSU 59 Final
UNLV 61
WASH 52 Final
ARIZ 70
SACL 42 Final
GONZ 85