79
TF 11
FINAL
End
2nd
ESP+
Wed Mar. 13
6:00pm
BONUS
81
TF 16
ML: +170
LAMAR -4.5, O/U 162.5
ML: -200
HOUBP
LAMAR

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Nzeakor scores 25 to carry Lamar over Houston Baptist 81-79

KATY, Texas (AP) Josh Nzeakor had 25 points and 13 rebounds as Lamar narrowly defeated Houston Baptist 81-79 in the first round of the Southland Conference Tourney on Wednesday.

Jordan Hunter had 18 points for Lamar (20-12). Edwin Jeudy added 10 points and eight rebounds. Nick Garth had 10 points and six assists for Lamar.

Nzeakor converted a 3-point play with 3.3 seconds left, breaking a tie at 77.

Jalon Gates had 19 points for the Huskies (12-18). Edward Hardt added 16 points. Oliver Lynch-Daniels had 10 points.

Ian DuBose, the Huskies' leading scorer entering the contest at 17 points per game, failed to make a shot from the floor (0 of 7).

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Key Players
I. DuBose
J. Nzeakor
30.8 Min. Per Game 30.8
14.7 Pts. Per Game 14.7
0.7 Ast. Per Game 0.7
7.6 Reb. Per Game 7.6
48.6 Field Goal % 62.3
43.8 Three Point %
70.7 Free Throw % 58.2
  Offensive rebound by Lamar 1.0
  Nick Garth missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 Nick Garth made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Braxton Bonds 1.0
+ 1 Jackson Stent made 2nd of 2 free throws 1.0
+ 1 Jackson Stent made 1st of 2 free throws 1.0
  Personal foul on Josh Nzeakor 1.0
+ 1 Josh Nzeakor made free throw 3.0
  Shooting foul on Ty Dalton 3.0
+ 2 Josh Nzeakor made jump shot, assist by Jordan Hunter 3.0
  Defensive rebound by Mike Kolawole 21.0
Team Stats
Points 79 81
Field Goals 25-57 (43.9%) 30-62 (48.4%)
3-Pointers 7-16 (43.8%) 4-15 (26.7%)
Free Throws 22-35 (62.9%) 17-22 (77.3%)
Total Rebounds 28 43
Offensive 5 12
Defensive 18 30
Team 5 1
Assists 17 13
Steals 5 3
Blocks 1 1
Turnovers 7 13
Fouls 20 27
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
25 PTS, 13 REB
12T
away team logo Houston Bap. 12-18 324779
home team logo Lamar 20-12 334881
Team Stats
away team logo Houston Bap. 12-18 82.2 PPG 42.1 RPG 15.0 APG
home team logo Lamar 20-12 78.7 PPG 42.5 RPG 14.6 APG
Key Players
22
J. Gates G 8.8 PPG 0.8 RPG 0.5 APG 36.6 FG%
11
J. Nzeakor F 15.0 PPG 7.8 RPG 0.7 APG 61.8 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Gates G 19 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
J. Nzeakor F 25 PTS 13 REB 0 AST
43.9 FG% 48.4
43.8 3PT FG% 26.7
62.9 FT% 77.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Hardt 16 6 0 6/9 0/0 4/6 4 25 0 0 1 2 4
B. Bonds 10 2 2 5/9 0/0 0/0 4 31 5 0 1 1 1
T. Dalton 9 3 3 4/6 0/0 1/1 4 27 0 0 1 0 3
I. DuBose 5 5 4 0/7 0/3 5/8 4 23 0 0 1 2 3
S. O'Suji 1 0 0 0/1 0/0 1/3 0 17 0 0 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Hardt 16 6 0 6/9 0/0 4/6 4 25 0 0 1 2 4
B. Bonds 10 2 2 5/9 0/0 0/0 4 31 5 0 1 1 1
T. Dalton 9 3 3 4/6 0/0 1/1 4 27 0 0 1 0 3
I. DuBose 5 5 4 0/7 0/3 5/8 4 23 0 0 1 2 3
S. O'Suji 1 0 0 0/1 0/0 1/3 0 17 0 0 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Gates 19 1 2 4/9 4/8 7/9 0 17 0 0 0 0 1
O. Lynch-Daniels 10 1 3 3/5 2/2 2/4 1 21 0 0 1 0 1
J. Stent 4 1 2 1/3 1/2 1/2 1 11 0 1 0 0 1
Q. Murphy 3 2 1 1/4 0/1 1/2 0 12 0 0 0 0 2
P. McKenzie 2 1 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 1 12 0 0 0 0 1
B. Uloko 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1
J. Ibarra - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gomes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Charles Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 79 23 17 25/57 7/16 22/35 20 200 5 1 7 5 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nzeakor 25 13 0 9/13 0/0 7/9 5 33 1 0 3 5 8
J. Hunter 18 2 4 7/12 2/4 2/3 3 28 1 0 3 0 2
N. Garth 10 2 6 4/10 1/4 1/2 3 30 1 0 1 0 2
C. Barrett 6 5 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 15 0 1 0 2 3
V. Holmes 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 9 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Nzeakor 25 13 0 9/13 0/0 7/9 5 33 1 0 3 5 8
J. Hunter 18 2 4 7/12 2/4 2/3 3 28 1 0 3 0 2
N. Garth 10 2 6 4/10 1/4 1/2 3 30 1 0 1 0 2
C. Barrett 6 5 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 1 15 0 1 0 2 3
V. Holmes 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 9 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Jeudy 10 8 1 4/9 0/1 2/2 3 25 0 0 1 2 6
D. Buster 9 2 1 3/8 1/5 2/2 1 30 0 0 1 0 2
M. Kolawole 3 5 0 1/3 0/1 1/2 2 17 0 0 1 2 3
J. Foster 0 3 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 4 0 0 1 1 2
A. Sullivan 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1
G. Easter 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
L. Paige - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Atwood - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 81 42 13 30/62 4/15 17/22 27 200 3 1 13 12 30