SAN ANTONIO -- Denzel Livingston had 20 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals on Thursday night to lead Incarnate Word over Sam Houston State 85-74.
Incarnate Word's victory ended Sam Houston's four-game winning streak and pulled the Cardinals even with the Bearkats in the Southland Conference loss column with two each.
Kyle Hittle added 16 for Incarnate Word (15-3, 3-2), which closed the first half on an 11-3 run to take a 40-34 advantage into the break.
Sam Burmeister's jumper with 11:38 left capped an 11-4 run that extended the Cardinals advantage to 57-47, and they took their largest lead of the night at 69-53 with 7:13 left. Sam Houston (13-6, 5-2) never got closer than nine after that.