NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) -- Josh Alexander's 20 points led Stephen F. Austin to a 71-56 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Wednesday night.
The Lumberjacks secured the No. 2 spot in the Southland Conference tournament. The Islanders' loss eliminated them from the tournament.
The Lumberjacks took the lead at 7-4 and never trailed again, leading by as many 21 points with 5:34 to play. They took advantage of 10 steals, creating 20 points off Islander turnovers.
The Islanders kept the game close in the first half, shooting 72 percent from the field, but they still trailed 44-32 at the end of the period. Stephen F. Austin opened the second half with two consecutive 3-pointers by Gerald Fonzie to jump to an 18-point lead. Fonzie hit 4-of-8 3-pointers in the game.