Franklin made 9 of 15 shots and Friday made 3 of 5 from the field and 7 of 10 free throws for the Wildcats (19-4, 8-2 Southland Conference). Abilene Christian shot 42 percent overall and made 5 of 15 3-pointers. However, the Wildcats made 20 of 26 free throws (77 percent).
Nick Garth had 17 points and seven rebounds and Christian Barrett added nine points with 13 rebounds for Lamar (11-12, 4-6). The Cardinals shot 33 percent and made only 3 of 17 3-pointers (18 percent). They, too, cashed in at the free-throw line, making 21 of 29 (72 percent).
Abilene Christian led 33-31 at halftime and Lamar took its last lead at 38-35 with 18:17 remaining. The Wildcats' 12-0 run over the five minutes resulted in a 47-38 lead and they led by at least seven points the rest of the game.
Abilene Christian remains two games behind Sam Houston State (10-0) in the Southland standings.
Hassan Diarra commits to play for Aggies, coach Buzz Williams
Guard Hassan Diarra, who averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer, has committed to Texas A&M and coach Buzz Williams.
White says Nembhard is pretty unique
There are high expectations for guard Andrew Nembhard this season as he exhibits great leadership as a sophomore.
Gators have to get better in order to max out as a team
Florida head coach Mike White and guard Andrew Nembhard join the SEC Now desk to discuss Nembhard's growing leadership.
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|Stephen F. Austin||7-11||9||14-16|