BEAUMONT, Texas -- Jaylen Franklin scored 18 points and Abilene Christian held off Lamar 71-67 Monday night.
Abilene Christian (11-13, 6-5 Southland Conference) led by six after Franklin's jumper with 1:26 to go. It turned into a free throw shooting contest from there. Lamar made six in a row, compared to two for Abilene Christian, and the difference was two points with 20 seconds left.
Little finished with 14 points and was 8 of 10 from the line. Franklin was 7 of 14 from the field. The Wildcats shot nearly 47 percent.
The teams combined for 52 fouls and 68 free-throw attempts.