Stephen F. Austin holds off Drake 66-64
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)—Walt Harris, the hero of Friday’s triple-overtime win over North Dakota State, scored the last five points of the game for Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, as the Lumberjacks held off host-team Drake 66-64 in the championship game of the Hy-Vee Classic.
Harris finished with 11 points as SFA (6-2), which withstood a rally that saw Drake cut a 12-point deficit to one at 65-64 with 8 seconds left. Harris made one free throw with 6 seconds remaining to seal the victory.
Harris had the game-winning basket in the closing seconds in Friday’s 112-111 win over NDSU.
Josh Alexander had 18 points and Benson Akpan 13 for the Lumberjacks. Nick Shaw added 11.
Josh Young had 22 points and Jonathan Cox 19 for Drake (8-3).