The Cardinals (10-5, 2-3 Southland) came in as the nation's No. 2 scoring team at 86 points per game led by Denzel Livingston, the second-ranked scorer at 23.3.
Livingston, who finished with 17 points, picked up his fourth foul with 10:40 left and Incarnate Word leading by two. Hittle scored seven points during a 13-6 run while Livingston was out and added a 3-pointer later for a 66-55 advantage with 4:01 left. From there, the Cardinals made 7 of 8 free throws followed by dunks from Traylin Farris and Livingston to cap the victory.
Jontrell Walker added 15 points and Farris 13 for the Cardinals.