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Atwood, Sullivan combine to lead Lamar past Sam Houston St.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- T.J. Atwood scored 20 points and Avery Sullivan scored 18 and Lamar beat Sam Houston State 77-65 on Wednesday night.

Atwood and Sullivan both finished 8-of-11 shooting, Davion Buster scored 14 points and Anderson Kopp scored 12 for the Cardinals (14-13, 8-8 Southland Conference). Lamar has won back-to-back contests and four of its last six. The Cardinals led 36-35 at halftime and started the second half with a 14-5 run and led by 10. Sam Houston State (17-10, 10-6) never got within six points the rest of the way.

Kai Mitchell scored 17 points for Sam Houston State and Zach Nutall 15. The Bearkats saw their two-game win streak come to an end and have lost four of their last six.

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