HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Sophomore Zach Nutall scored 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the floor and Sam Houston State held off upset-minded Houston Baptist 77-73 on Saturday.
Nutall sank 2 of 4 shots from 3-point range with three assists and two steals for the Bearkats (18-10, 11-6 Southland Conference). R.J. Smith had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Kai Mitchell pitched in with 12 points, nine assists, six rebounds and two blocks. Dainan Swoope scored 11 with six boards.
Ian DuBose topped the Huskies (3-22, 3-13) with 20 points. DuBose was 3 of 7 from beyond the arc and 7 of 7 at the free-throw line.