SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — The Howard Payne Yellow Jackets picked up their first victory of the season, 73-71, at Centenary Thursday night.

Shadd Cole led HPU with 29 points trailed by 12 from Thomas Bingham, eight from Talen Davis, six from Cole Bene’, five from Evan Adkins, four each from Joshua Taylor and Timothy Aguero, three from Javaris Jones and two from Colton Otts.

Trailing 71-70, Bingham scored in the paint with two seconds left, and was fouled, as he converted the three-point play for the final two-point margin.

The Yellow Jackets (1-6) and Lady Jackets (3-4) open American Southwest Conference action at 1 p.m. Saturday as they host UT-Dallas in their first games at the Brownwood Coliseum this season.