HOUSTON -- Stephen O'Suji, who finished with 18 points, made three free throws in the final seconds to help Houston Baptist win consecutive games for just the second time this season as the Huskies slipped past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73-72 on Saturday night.
Kareem South, who posted a career-high with 24 points, drilled a 3 in the last second to move Texas A&M-Corpus Christi within one.
Houston Baptist (7-13, 3-6 Southland Conference) beat Incarnate Word 96-92 on Wednesday night to stop a six-game losing skid.
The Huskies jumped out to an 11-0 lead and coasted to a 32-22 advantage at the break. The Islanders gradually closed the gap and tied it at 58-58 after Tre Gray, who finished with 12 points, completed a 3-point play with 4:59 left. The Islanders (9-12, 4-4) never could get out front.
College basketball picks: Sizing up the Big 12/SEC Challenge
The Big 12 and SEC will engage in their annual fight for bragging rights -- and NCAA tournament position -- in Saturday's daylong extravaganza.
No. 24 Rutgers looks to bounce back from 1st loss as ranked team
Rutgers is ranked for the first time in 40 years, and its first game in the AP Top 25 did not go well.
No. 23 Colorado can't look past Washington
Coach Tad Boyle is going to make sure No. 23 Colorado doesn't overlook Washington on Saturday.
|Stephen F. Austin||7-1||-||16-3|
|Sam Houston State||7-2||0.5||14-6|