Sam Houston St. 83, Northwestern St. 72
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP)—Donald Cole had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Sam Houston State to a 83-72 victory over Northwestern State Saturday.
Cole was 10-of-14 from the line and 7-of-9 from the field. Jason Stephenson added 19 points for Sam Houston (20-6, 16-3 Southland Conference).
Byron Allen led Northwestern State (6-19, 6-12) with 20 points and two assists. D.J. Ross had 12 points and Tyronn Mitchell added 11.
Sam Houston led 38-31 at the break having made 56 percent of its shots from the field in the half. For the game, Sam Houston was 27-of-49 from the field.
Northwestern State hit 24 of its 58 shots from the field for the game and went 4-of-14 from the 3-point range.