SAN ANTONIO -- Braxton Bonds scored a career-high 27 points as Houston Baptist edged Incarnate Word 96-92 on Wednesday night, snapping a six-game skid.
Bonds made 12 of 15 from the field for the Huskies (6-13, 2-6 Southland Conference). Jalon Gates added 18 points, Ty Dalton had 11 points and seven rebounds and Stephen O'Suji had 10 points with five rebounds and four assists.
The Huskies had a 36-23 rebounding advantage.
Houston Baptist trailed 45-44 at the break and was down 57-48 early in the second half but Incarnate Word stalled midway through, and a dunk by Bonds put the Huskies on top, 77-75, with 6:59 to play. Incarnate Word closed to tie it 88-all with 2:24 remaining but Gates answered with a 3-pointer, a layup and a dunk in a 7-1 spurt that sealed it for the Huskies.
Dwight Murray Jr. scored 20 points to lead the Cardinals (6-15, 1-7), who have lost six straight.
West Virginia hoping for different result vs. Kansas St.
When Bob Huggins returns to Manhattan, Kan., with his No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, it should feel a little bit like home.
Old foes UConn, No. 14 Villanova to reunite
Two former Big East Conference rivals are going back to the future on Saturday.
Coming off upset loss, No. 10 Kentucky faces Arkansas
The Kentucky Wildcats will try to rebound from a loss to unranked South Carolina earlier this week when they face another unranked SEC opponent, Arkansas, on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark.
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