Stephen F. Austin 86, N. Illinois 78
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP)—Josh Alexander scored 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to help lead Stephen F. Austin to an 86-78 win against Northern Illinois on Friday night.
Alexander was 9-of-12 from the field and 6-of-7 from the free-throw line. Keith Hardaway came off the bench to score 14 points, including three 3-pointers. Will Johnson and Antuane Miller each added 11 points.
The Lumberjacks (6-5) led 43-29 at the break and took a 21-point lead with 14:53 remaining. They turned 20 Northern Illinois turnovers into 23 points.
Mike McKinney led the Huskies (3-7) with 19 points. Shaun Logan added 15 points and grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, and James Hughes had 11 points.