Stephen F. Austin gets by Incarnate Word 76-74

The Associated Press

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) -- Jacob Parker, who had 17 points, tipped in Desmond Haymon's missed jump shot as time expired to give Stephen F. Austin a 76-74 victory over upset-minded Incarnate Word Saturday night.

Stephen F. Austin (20-2, 9-0 Southland Conference) almost saw its win streak, now at 17 games, come to end as Incarnate Word took a 69-62 lead following Sam Burmeister's 3-point shot with 4:06 remaining. The Lumberjacks retook the lead and held a 74-71 advantage following two free throws by Desmond Haymon. Denzel Livingston, who had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Incarnate Word, followed with a 3-pointer to tie the game at 74 with 26 seconds remaining.

Incarnate Word (16-5, 4-4) made 24 of 42 field goal attempts, hitting 46.7 percent 3-point shots.

SFA, which has now won 28 straight home games, was led by Nikola Gajic with 23 points and nine rebounds.