HOUSTON (AP) Nick Garth made four-straight free throws in the final seconds to help Lamar hold off Rice 75-68 on Saturday for its first road win this season.
Lamar led throughout and was up 66-54 with 4:30 remaining in the game when Rice rallied to trail 70-66 after Robert Martin nailed a 3-pointer and then added two free throws with 28 seconds left. Ako Adams added two more free throws to close to 71-68 with 16 seconds remaining. Garth made the final points to secure the win.
Edwin Jeudy had 15 points to go with 10 rebounds for Lamar (4-4). Josh Nzeakor also had 15 points while grabbing eight rebounds. Garth contributed 13 points, Jordan Hunter added 12 and T.J. Atwood chipped in 11 with eight boards.