NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Michael Holyfield scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Jabari Peters scored five of his 21 points in the second overtime as Sam Houston State beat Northwestern State 107-104 Thursday night.
Sam Houston State (8-4, 1-0 Southland Conference) opened the second overtime with a 9-2 run, taking a 101-94 lead with 2:36 remaining. Layups by Zikiteran Woodley and Jalan West pulled the Demons within 101-98 with 1:30 to play, but SHSU went 6 of 6 from the charity stripe in the final 26 seconds to seal the victory.
Sabri Thompson, who scored a career-high 16 points, hit a 3-pointer to give Northwestern State (4-7, 0-1) a 92-90 lead in the first overtime but Nathaniel Mason's two free throws with 6 seconds left sent the game into double-overtime.
DeQuan Hicks scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Demons.
Peters finished with seven boards and six assists.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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