- Associated Press - Saturday, November 17, 2018

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Jordan Hunter scored 19, T.J. Atwood added 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and Lamar held off Prairie View A&M; 74-67 on Saturday.

Atwood hit a pair of free throws with 1:41 left and added a jumper at 1:12 to make it 67-62 for the Cardinals (2-2). Taishaun Johnson’s 3-pointer with 1:04 left cut the deficit to two for the Panthers (1-3), but Lamar made 7 of 8 free throws in the final minute to secure the win.

Lamar led for the final 23 minutes, taking the lead for good at 28-26 on Hunter’s layup late in the first half. That sparked a 7-1 run and the Cardinals led 33-27 at halftime.

Edwin Jeudy had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Nick Garth added 10 points for Lamar.

Devonte Patterson led Prairie View A&M; with 20 points. Gary Blackston added 14 points and Gerard Andrus scored 12.

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