Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 53, Stephen F.Austin 60
KATY, Texas (AP)—Walt Harris scored 15 points, 11 in the second half, to lead Stephen F. Austin to a 60-53 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday and earn a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament Championship.
The Lumberjacks (23-8, 11-5), the No. 2 seed of the tournament, never trailed in defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (17-15 10-6), which was 6 of 14 on free throws and 3 of 12 on 3-pointers.
Jordan Glynn and Jereal Scott each scored 11 points for the Lumberjacks. Eddie Williams added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The win is Lumberjacks head coach Danny Kaspar’s 400th coaching victory.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was led by Justin Reynolds’ 17 points. Kevin Palmer scored 15, but struggled from the floor, going 6 of 22.
Stephen F. Austin is the defending tournament champion, advancing to the NCAA field for the first time in school history last season.
They will face Sam Houston State in the championship. Sam Houston defeated Southeastern Louisiana 88-85 on Thursday night.