Incarnate Word beats Sam Houston State 72-71 in OT

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — Keaston Willis scored five of his 17 points in overtime as Incarnate Word beat Sam Houston State 72-71 on Wednesday night.

Drew Lutz had 17 points for Incarnate Word (6-16, 3-8 Southland Conference). Des Balentine added 13 points and six rebounds. Vincent Miszkiewicz had nine rebounds.

Demarkus Lampley made three free throws with seven seconds left in regulation for Sam Houston State, and Willis missed a 3 at the buzzer to force overtime tied 62-62.

Zach Nutall had 21 points for the Bearkats (15-8, 8-4). Chad Bowie added 11 points. RJ Smith had seven rebounds. Lampley finished with seven points.

Sam Houston State totaled 24 first-half points, a season low for the team.

Incarnate Word faces Southeastern Louisiana at home on Saturday. Sam Houston State plays Nicholls State on the road on Saturday.

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