BEAUMONT, Texas — Zach Nutall had 18 points as Sam Houston defeated Lamar 77-71 on Monday night.
Donte Powers added 17 points for the Bearkats, while Demarkus Lampley chipped in 16.
Bryce Monroe had 12 points for Sam Houston (17-6, 11-1 Southland Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive victory.
Davion Buster had 19 points for the Cardinals (4-17, 3-10), who have now lost six consecutive games. Ellis Jefferson added 17 points and seven rebounds. Kasen Harrison had 15 points. Avery Sullivan tied a career high with 16 rebounds plus 8 points.
The Bearkats improve to 2-0 against the Cardinals for the season. Sam Houston defeated Lamar 96-71 on Jan. 13.