Gavin Kensmil registered 17 points and eight rebounds as Stephen F. Austin edged past Sam Houston 64-59 on Saturday. David Kachelries had 17 points for Stephen F. Austin (16-5, 13-3 Southland Conference). Cameron Johnson added seven rebounds.
The Associated Press Stephen F. Austin (15-5, 12-3) vs. Sam Houston (19-7, 13-2) Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Sam Houston seeks revenge on Stephen F. Austin after dropping the first matchup in Nacogdoches. The teams last played each other on Jan. 31, when the Lumberjacks shot 44.3 percent from the field while limiting Sam Houston's shooters to just 42.1 percent en route to a 78-68 victory.
The teams last faced each other on Jan. 27, when the Wildcats forced 23 Stephen F. Austin turnovers and turned the ball over just 11 times on their way to the 20-point victory. VETERAN PRESENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. Gavin Kensmil, Cameron Johnson, Roti Ware, David Kachelries and Calvin Solomon have collectively accounted for 76 percent of Stephen F. Austin's scoring this season including 58 percent of the team's points over its last five games.