Sam Houston State grabbed a 69-50 win over Tarleton State on Thursday, behind a 18-point effort from Savion Flagg at Johnson Coliseum.
Bettors who backed Sam Houston State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -6.5 at sportsbooks.
Tristan Ikpe had 11 points for Sam Houston State and Demarkus Lampley chipped in with 11 points. Javon Grant had 5 assists for them, while Savion Flagg was the team’s top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
Tarleton State got a 13-point performance from Freddy Hicks, who was supported by 9 points from Tahj Small. Montre Gipson had 7 assists in a losing cause for Tarleton State, while Freddy Hicks grabbed 5 rebounds.
Sam Houston State led at halftime, $HalfScore.
The rebound battle favored Sam Houston State as they grabbed 30 boards, while Tarleton State only had 21