HOUSTON (AP) Nathaniel Mason scored 22 points, DeMarcus Gatlin added 17 and Sam Houston State earned a 69-57 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday night.
Mason had six rebounds, hit three 3-pointers and was a perfect 9 for 9 from the free-throw line. Sam Houston State (4-5) was 20 of 28 from the line, but was only 21 of 57 from the field for a 36.8 percent mark.
The Bearkats forced Houston Baptist to turn the ball over 21 times.
Michael Holyfield gave Sam Houston State its biggest lead of the half at 18 when he hit a jumper to make it 54-36 with 7:21 to play. Houston Baptist responded with an 11-3 run capped by Marcus Davis' 3-pointer to cut the lead to 10, making it 57-47 with 3:38 remaining.
Art Bernardi scored 17 points and pulled five rebounds to lead Houston Baptist (3-5) and Davis added 12 points and eight rebounds.
CHICAGO -- Charlie Moore had 20 points as DePaul broke its eight-game losing streak, topping Georgetown 74-68 on Saturday night.
Moore hit 8 of 10 foul shots. He added seven assists.
Romeo Weems had 19 points for DePaul (14-13, 2-12 Big East Conference). Paul Reed added 12 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks. Jaylen Butz had 10 points.
Terrell Allen had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Hoyas (15-12, 5-9). Jamorko Pickett added 19 points and seven rebounds. Jagan Mosely had 13 points.
The Blue Demons leveled the season series against the Hoyas with the win. Georgetown defeated DePaul 76-72 on Feb. 8. DePaul takes on Xavier on the road on Tuesday. Georgetown plays No. 19 Marquette on the road on Wednesday.
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Sixty eight gamers' lives changed on Saturday night.
One of those very lucky individuals was Jack Mascone, who was selected by Wizards District Gaming with the No.1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.
Wizards’ managing partner Ted Leonsis had a special message for the point guard from New York, who joins the Monumental Sports & Entertainment family.
“On behalf of the Wizards, Mystics and Go-Go we’d like to welcome JBM to the Monumental basketball family. Congratulations on your hard work paying off. We’re excited to have you run the District with us,” Leonsis said.
Wizards District Gaming also drafted small forward Justin Howell in the second round, No. 30 overall, small forward Antonio Newman, No. 37, and utility Brandon Richardson at No. 51 in the third round.
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