BEAUMONT, Texas -- Jordan Hunter scored 17 points that included a 3-point play with 1:45 left in overtime, sparking an 8-0 run to lift Lamar past Incarnate Word 87-81 on Wednesday night.
Josh Nzeakor had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Lamar (9-10, 2-4 Southland Conference), which snapped a three-game skid. Nick Garth added 16 points and Michael Kolawole had 10. Garth made three free throws and Kolawole added two to end it.
Incarnate Word took just one shot, committed three turnovers and had a technical foul in the final two minutes.
Christian Peevy had 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Incarnate Word (6-13, 1-5), which had five in double-figure scoring. Peevy hit a jumper at the buzzer to force overtime tied at 74. IWU has lost nine of its last 10 games.
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.
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