Garth scores 36 points, Lamar beats Texas Southern
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Nick Garth exploded for 36 points to lead Lamar to an 80-72 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday night.
For Texas Southern (4-7), Jalyn Patterson scored 21 points and Trayvon Reed had 15 points, nine rebounds and five blocks.
A 9-2 run late in the first half helped Lamar to a 41-32 halftime lead. A 9-0 run late in the second half put the Cardinals up by 14 with four minutes remaining.
Texas Southern cut its deficit to 76-72 with 56 seconds remaining before Garth closed it out with four free throws while Texas Southern missed a couple of 3-pointers.
Updated December 19, 2018