HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Kaheem Ransom led four teammates with double-digit scoring Wednesday night and Sam Houston State cruised to a 98-48 win over NAIA Jarvis Christian to remain unbeaten.
Ransom scored 16 points for the Bearkats (4-0), Dakarai Henderson had 15, Michael Holyfield and Aurimas Majauskas each scored 12 and Paul Baxter added 11. The Bearkats bench outscored Jarvis Christian's starters 55-48.
Leading Bearkats scorer Jabari Peters, averaging 22.5 points per game, didn't score in 20 minutes of play but had six assists.
Baxter opened the game with a 3-pointer and the Bearkats never trailed. Holyfield grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and blocked three shots. The Bearkats outrebounded the Bulldogs 51-25 and outshot them 60 percent to 29.8 percent from the field on 33-of-55 shooting.
Dewayne Wade led Jarvis Christian with eight points.
Sam Houston State's 4-0 start is their best since beginning the 2008 season with a 10-0 run.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|