Hicks shot 9 for 10 from the foul line.
Tahj Small had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Tarleton State (14-15, 9-7 Western Athletic Conference).
Montre Gipson, whose 15 points per game entering the contest led the Texans, was held to 7 points on 2-of-12 shooting.
Brock McClure had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (2-25, 0-14), who have now lost 18 games in a row. C.J. Roberts added 11 points. He also had seven turnovers but only one assist. Valentin Catt had three assists.
The Texans improve to 2-0 against the Cardinals for the season. Tarleton State defeated Lamar 62-57 on Jan. 26.
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