HUNTSVILLE, Texas — Jacob Parker scored 20 points as Stephen F. Austin turned away its closest pursuer in the Southland Conference, Sam Houston State, 67-60 on Saturday.
The Lumberjacks (24-2, 13-0) recorded their 21st consecutive victory in defeating the Bearkats (18-7, 10-3) for the second time this season. SFA has won 10 straight road games and 12 on the road overall, both national bests this season.
Up nine with 13:39 left, the Lumberjacks went on a 7-0 run over the next 2 minutes.
The Bearkats rallied and Kaheem Ransom's 3-pointer with 38 seconds left had them within 63-57. But from there, four free throws from Walkup negated Jabari Peter's 3-pointer.
Ransom led the Bearkats with 12 points with Michael Holyfield scoring 11 points and collecting 10 rebounds.
The Bearkats had a five-game win streak snapped and lost their first home game (9-1).