NATCHITOCHES, La. -- R.J. Smith scored 16 points with four 3-pointers, Cameron Delaney added 15 with three 3s and Sam Houston State hit a season-high 14 3s to beat Northwestern State 78-64 on Wednesday night to win its seventh straight and remain unbeaten in Southland Conference play.
DeAndre Love hit the Demons' first 3-pointer in 18 tries and Northwestern State cut the Bearkats' lead to 53-43 with 13:17 to play, but Harris and Smith each hit 3s and Sam Houston State pulled ahead 75-59 on Harris' fourth 3 with 3:13 to go.
Zach Nutall's 3 put the Bearkats up 14-10, Smith scored eight in a 12-3 run and Cameron Delaney's layup gave Sam Houston State a 41-30 halftime lead after they hit 5 of 13 3s to the Demons' 0 of 13.
Ishmael Lane led Northwestern State (7-12, 2-4) with 19 points and 19 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards.
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