Stephen F. Austin vs Lamar

SF Austin wins 20 straight, beating Lamar 78-69


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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Desmond Haymon scored 30 points and Thomas Walkup notched 19 while grabbing 11 rebounds as Stephen F Austin won its 20th straight game, beating Lamar 78-69 on Thursday night, staying perfect in the Southland Conference.

Stephen F Austin (23-2, 12-0) shot 66 percent from the field outpacing Lamar's respectable 52 percent, which is exactly what the Lumberjacks needed to hold off the upset-minded Cardinals.

Lamar's Nimrod Hilliard hit two 3's and two free throws in the final 46 seconds but it was not enough to outpace the Lumberjacks who went 7 of 8 from the line in the same span in solidifying their lock atop the conference.

Lamar's (3-21, 2-10) only lead in the game was 22-21 when Donovan Ross got inside for two points. The Cardinals trailed SF Austin 37-33 at the break.

Hilliard, Amos Wilson and Donovan Ross scored 16 each for Lamar.

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Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans5-110-7161
Sam Houston5-214-6141
SE Louisiana4-211-8262
SF Austin4-29-9269
Lamar3-311-8275
Nicholls St.3-310-9158
McNeese St.3-36-11244
C. Arkansas3-34-15251
Hou. Baptist3-47-10216
Texas A&M-CC2-49-8221
Incarn Word2-47-10316
Abil Chr.2-58-10328
Nwestern St.1-47-9321
 
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CREI 68 Final
BUTL 63
NW 70 Final
MIST 85
SMU 0 PPD
RUT 0
LOU 0 PPD
TEMP 0
MINN 70 Final
WISC 78