Akpan leads Stephen F. Austin over Southern U. 56-39

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP)—Benson Akpan came off the bench to score 12 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Stephen F. Austin defeated Southern University 56-39 Tuesday night for its fourth straight victory.

Akpan shot 4-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. Seven of his nine rebounds were on the offensive boards. He also had three blocked shots. Matt Kingsley added 10 points for the Lumberjacks.

Stephen F. Austin (6-1) led throughout and scored 26 points off Southern turnovers.

Joe Holliday led Southern (1-5) with 10 points, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. Chike Ekweozor and Steffon Wiley each added nine for Southern.

Stephen F. Austin led 29-11 at the half.

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C. Ekweozor C. Ekweozor
3-4,  9 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
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B. Akpan B. Akpan
4-8,  12 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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