NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Desmond Haymon scored 16 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead Stephen F. Austin to an 84-30 victory over Howard Payne on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
Haymon was 5 of 8 from the field, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range. Deshaunt Walker had 15 points and was 5 of 9 from 3-point range, as the Lumberjacks made 10 of 24 3-point shots. Taylor Smith added 12 points and Thomas Walkup was 5 of 5 from the field, with 11 points. Ice Asortse had 10 points and Nikola Gajic had four steals.
The Lumberjacks never trailed in the game, leading 36-14 at halftime.
Quelan Lancaster led Howard Payne with 6 points. Christian Davis, Michael Thompson, Travis Taillet, JaKalan Gayden and Ross Whittet each had 4 points.
The game marked the second time in three seasons that the Lumberjacks opened with Howard Payne, a Division III team.
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.
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