Eddie Williams scored 22 points to lead Stephen F. Austin to a
77-54 victory over Texas-Arlington in the first round of the
Southland Conference tournament Wednesday.
Orren Tims came off the bench to add 17 points for the
Lumberjacks (22-8), who never trailed and will play Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi in the semifinals Thursday.
Marquez Haynes, the Southland Player of the Year, led the
Mavericks (16-14) with 17 points.
After trailing 33-20 at halftime, Texas-Arlington pulled to
within 10 points, but Williams later drilled three straight
3-pointers to give Stephen F. Austin a 52-27 lead. Williams was 5
of 7 from 3-point range.
Stephen F. Austin, the defending tournament champion, led 29-9
early due largely to Tims, who came in after starting center Jereal
Scott got into early foul trouble. Tims had 15 points at