ABILENE, Texas -- Rhon Mitchell tossed in 16 points as Lamar snapped a 14-game losing streak with a 65-57 win over Southland Conference newcomer Abilene Christian Thursday night.
Michael Grant converted two free throws to give Abilene Christian a short-lived lead, 38-36, with 13:10 left, but Nimrod Hilliard drilled a 3-pointer to start a 9-0 run that put the Cardinals in the lead for good, 45-38.
Lamar converted 10 straight free throws over the final 8:10 to seal its first conference win.
Lamar (2-17, 1-6 Southland) had four players score in double figures, with Amos Wilson adding 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Donnell Minton and Hilliard adding 12 and 11 points, respectively. The Cardinals shot 47.9 percent from the field (23 of 48).
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
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