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Stephen F.Austin 75, Sam Houston St. 73

NACOGODOCHES, Texas -- Matt Kingsley scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help Stephen F. Austin hold off Sam Houston State 75-73 on Saturday.

The Bearkats stayed close but SFA (9-4, 1-0 Southland) never trailed in the final 14 minutes. DeLuis Ramirez, who scored 12 points for Sam Houston State, missed a layup with seven seconds left that would have tied it.

Josh Alexander scored 16 points for SFA. Eddie Williams added 14 and Eric Bell scored 10.

Preston Brown led all scorers in the game with 22 points for the Sam Houston State (6-8, 0-1).