HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Nikola Gajic's layup with just under two minutes to play lifted Stephen F. Austin into the lead for good, sparking a 71-68 win over High Point Sunday.
Down the stretch Gajic connected on 3 of 4 from the free throw line and Desmond Haymon was 4-for-4 as SFA (6-2) kept the Panthers at bay.
SFU was 24 of 54 from the field and 10 of 21 from 3-point range. Despite their proficiency in the final two minutes, they were just 13 of 21 from the free throw line.
High Point was without starter Allan Chaney, whose internal heart defibrillator activated last week.