NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP)Nigel Hawkins’ 22 points helped Stephen F. Austin defeat Tarleton State 65-60 on Wednesday night.
Hawkins was 8 of 14 shooting, including 1 for 5 from distance, and went 5 for 6 from the line for the Lumberjacks (17-9, 9-4 Western Athletic Conference). Latrell Jossell shot 5 for 9 (4 for 4 from 3-point range) and 2 of 4 from the free-throw line to add 16 points. Roti Ware was 3 of 8 shooting, including 1 for 4 from distance, and went 4 for 5 from the line to finish with 11 points.
Lue Williams finished with 12 points for the Texans (14-13, 7-7). Jakorie Smith added 11 points and two steals for Tarleton State. Shamir Bogues also recorded 10 points.
Both teams play again on Saturday. SFA hosts UT Arlington and Tarleton State hosts Sam Houston.
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