A 3-pointer by RJ Smith gave Sam Houston a 64-50 lead with 3:37 remaining in the game. Lamar rallied with five points from Nzeakor and four by Garth to trail 66-59 in the final minute. The Bearkats closed it out with 3 of 4 from the free-throw line.
The Bearkats were 13 of 27 beyond the 3-point line and the Cardinals made only 4 of 21. Lamar shot 32 percent overall.
The Southland-leading Bearkats (12-8, 7-0) have won eight in a row and nine of 10. SHSU leads Abilene Christian (6-2) and Texas A&M Corpus Christi (4-2) by two games in the loss column.
The Delaney brothers -- Josh, a senior, and Cameron, a redshirt senior -- have an older sister, Angela, who recently completed her career at SHSU.
No. 25 Houston hopes to keep rolling vs. South Florida
After outlasting Connecticut on Thursday night, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said he was impressed with the moxie his 25th-ranked team showed.
Duarte adds to punch for No. 12 Oregon with UCLA up next
or someone -- to counter the disadvantage inside Thursday night.
No. 17 Maryland visits Indiana, looks to build on first road win
No. 17 Maryland showed Tuesday it could win in the Big Ten away from College Park, rallying from 14 points down at halftime to beat Northwestern for its first true road win of the season.
|Stephen F. Austin||8-1||-||17-3|
|Sam Houston State||7-2||1||14-6|