Nzeakor totals 19 points, Lamar beats Huston-Tillotson
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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Josh Nzeakor was perfect from the floor, knocking down seven field goals to total 19 points and helped Lamar to dominate NAIA's Huston-Tillotson 79-59 on Tuesday night.
Lamar celebrated the opening game of the season by scoring 17 unanswered points to start, rolling to a 44-22 halftime advantage. The Rams won the second half 37-35 but it was not enough to catch Lamar.
Lamar shot 52 percent (28-54) from the field and limited TWU to 20-of-61 shooting (33 percent). The Cardinals also won the rebound battle 45-29.
Alex Doche lead the Rams with 20 points, shooting 4 of 7 from distance. Courtney Julien added 16 points while dishing out five assists.
Updated November 7, 2018