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