Posted: Jan 9, 2014 8:49 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2014 8:50 PM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) JaMichael Hawkins scored 17 points to lead Southeastern Louisiana in a 76-72 victory over Incarnate Word in Southland Conference play on Thursday night.
Southeastern Louisiana (6-8, 1-2) led 75-67 with 13 seconds to go. The Lions went on to miss four free throws in a row and Incarnate Word scored five straight points to cut the difference to 75-72. Joshua Filmore made 1 of 2 from the line and Incarnate Word's Mitchell Badillo missed a jumper to close out the game.
Both teams made 25 shots from the floor, six from behind the 3-point arc and combined for 24 personal fouls. Despite dismal free-throw shooting 59.3 percent for the Lions and 58.8 percent for the Cardinals Southeastern Louisiana's four extra points from the line were enough to prove the difference.
Denzel Livingston scored 18 points for the Cardinals (12-2, 0-1).