HAMMOND, La. -- Antonnio Benton and Jeremy Campbell combined to score 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting, and Southeastern Louisiana used a 17-2 run midway through the second half to pull away and defeat Louisiana College 91-49 on Tuesday.
Benton finished with 15 points -- he shot 7 of 7 from the field -- and 11 rebounds, and Campbell also scored 15. Roosevelt Johnson and Jeffery Ricard added 12 points each as the Lions (1-3) won their 31st consecutive nonconference game at home under coach Jim Yarbrough.
Doc Welsh and Anthony Gaines Jr. scored 10 each for the Wildcats (0-1).
Louisiana College trailed 44-23 at halftime but cut the lead to 48-36 on a steal and layup by Welch with 14:20 remaining, but could get no closer. Campbell scored the next six points for Southeastern Louisiana before consecutive steal-and-dunks by Johnson and Benton, respectively, gave the Lions a 58-36 lead.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
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