HOUSTON -- Ray Penn scored 17 points to lead Texas Southern as it defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 74-71 in overtime Friday night in Tigers home opener.
Texas Southern led 29-19 at the half.
Shawn Long was Louisiana-Lafayette's high scorer with 20 points. He also led the team with 13 rebounds. Mbamalu finished with 18 points and Payton with 15 for Louisiana-Lafayette (1-1).
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Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.