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Abilene Christian Hosts Lamar in Key Southland Conference Showdown

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Josh Nzeakor, who has three double-doubles over his past four games, will look to lead Lamar to a road win on Wednesday night against the Abilene Christian Wildcats. (Source: Beaumont Enterprise) (Header: Abilene Christian Athletics)

ABILENE, Tex. — The Southland Conference standings are almost as congested as the subways in Toronto, ON during the morning rush hour on a Tuesday.

Coming into Wednesday night’s action, the teams in first place and 10th place are separated by just four games. Nine teams in the league have a record of at least .500 against conference foes, adding some drama to the second half of league play as the calendars prepare to be flipped to February.

Right in the middle of the log jam are the Abilene Christian Wildcats and Lamar Cardinals. Both teams enter their tilt on Wednesday night with identical 13-9 records overall, and 5-4 records in conference play. Both teams are looking to pick up a win and separate themselves from the pack and make a move up in the standings.

With only eight teams making the Southland Conference tournament in Katy, TX, each and every game is significant.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of the only regular season meeting of the 2017-18 season between Abilene Christian and Lamar.
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New Orleans Remains Perfect in Southland Play With 72-62 Win Over Lamar

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Travin Thibodeaux was one of four players to score in double figures on Wednesday night, and New Orleans improved to 3-0 in Southland Conference play with a 72-62 win over Lamar. (Source: USA Today Sports) (Header: Chicago Tribune)

NEW ORLEANS — I’ll be the first to admit that I underestimated the New Orleans Privateers heading into Wednesday night’s match-up with the Lamar Cardinals.

All the Privateers did on Wednesday night was open the game on a 13-2 run and never trail over the course of the entire game. New Orleans never let Lamar get settled into a rhythm, forcing them to play catch-up all night long.

New Orleans had four different players score in double-figures, led by Makur Puou, who had a team-high 14 points. The Privateers held the Cardinals to just 16 points in the first half, and wouldn’t let Lamar get closer than four points in the second frame.

After not recording a win over a Division I opponent in non-conference play, the Privateers have now won three straight games to open Southland play. New Orleans led wire-to-wire in their 72-62 win over Lamar inside the Lakefront Arena. Continue reading New Orleans Remains Perfect in Southland Play With 72-62 Win Over Lamar

College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Southland Conference

Ehab Amin led the nation in steals per game last season at Texas A&M-CC, averaging 3.4 steals per night.

CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

Up first is one of the conferences that we are most excited for this season. The Southland Conference boasts a plethora of talented players, and the top half of the conference will be extremely competitive this season.

The case could be made for four or five teams to win the conference, and people wouldn’t think you were totally crazy.

Below, you can find our Preseason Southland Player of the Year, and our All-Southland Conference teams for the upcoming season!
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RECAP: Weisbrod scores 32 points to lead Lamar to season sweep of McNeese State, 90-83

Colton Weisbrod scored a game-high 32 points, and Lamar completed their first season sweep of McNeese since the 1993-94 season with a 90-83 victory. (Source: Lamar Athletics)
Colton Weisbrod scored a game-high 32 points, and Lamar completed their first season sweep of McNeese since the 1993-94 season with a 90-83 victory. (Source: Lamar Athletics)

LAKE CHARLES, La. — On Saturday afternoon, the Lamar Cardinals were looking for their first season sweep over the McNeese State Cowboys since the 1993-94 season.

It took a little bit of extra work down the stretch to hold off a late rally from the Cowboys, but the Cardinals successfully completed the sweep.

Junior forward Colton Weisbrod played all 40 minutes on the day, recording a game-high 32 points to help lead the Cardinals to the 90-83 victory to close out the regular season.

Weisbrod finished the game shooting 12-of-15 from the floor, and 8-of-9 from the free throw line. It was his second game scoring 30+ points this season, and he was just two points shy of his career high. Continue reading RECAP: Weisbrod scores 32 points to lead Lamar to season sweep of McNeese State, 90-83

RECAP: Lamar never trails in 87-72 win over Incarnate Word

The duo of Joey Frenchwood (32) and Colton Weisbrod (21) led Lamar to the 87-72 win over Incarnate Word on Wednesday night. (Source: I.C. Murrell - The News)
The duo of Joey Frenchwood (32) and Colton Weisbrod (21) led Lamar to the 87-72 win over Incarnate Word on Wednesday night. (Source: I.C. Murrell – The News)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — In 2016-17, the Southland Conference isn’t quite what it used to be. With the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks not being as dominant as in the past, the door is open for other teams to contend atop the standings.

The likes of the New Orleans Privateers, who currently sit atop the Southland standings, and Houston Baptist Huskies have the look of a true contender this season, at least on paper, while there are others who are flying under the radar.

One of those teams calls Beaumont, Texas home. The Lamar Cardinals entered Wednesday’s action with a 10-6 record overall, and were 2-1 in conference action. They welcomed the Incarnate Word Cardinals to town, looking to extend their winning streak to a modest two games.

Incarnate Word, on the other hand, were looking to rebound from an 87-72 loss to the Privateers in their previous outing.

Ironically, history would repeat itself on Wednesday, and not in a good way for the visitors.

Lamar never trailed in the contest, and they handed Incarnate Word their second straight defeat, in the form of an identical 87-72 decision. Continue reading RECAP: Lamar never trails in 87-72 win over Incarnate Word

RECAP: Weisbrod, Frenchwood Lead Lamar in Rout of Arlington Baptist

Joey Frenchwood (32) recorded his second straight double-double, and Colton Weisbrod (21) scored 13 points on his 21st birthday in Lamar's 126-75 win over Arlington Baptist. (Source: I.C. Murrell - The News)
Joey Frenchwood (32) recorded his second straight double-double, and Colton Weisbrod (21) scored 13 points on his 21st birthday in Lamar’s 126-75 win over Arlington Baptist. (Source: I.C. Murrell – The News)

Wednesday was a day to remember for junior forward Colton Weisbrod and the Lamar Cardinals.

Weisbrod was celebrating his champagne birthday, as he turned 21 on the 21st of December. He was looking to lead Lamar to their second straight victory when they welcomed the Arlington Baptist Patriots to the Montagne Centre.

It was the last game for the Cardinals before the Christmas break, and it was the second of three games at home before Southland play kicks off in the New Year.

The Cardinals built some positive momentum in their last outing, an 82-65 win over the Liberty Flames, and they carried that momentum into Wednesday’s tilt.

Nine players scored in double figures for the Cardinals, and Lamar won their second straight game in convincing fashion over the Patriots, 126-75.

Lamar’s 126 points is tied for the 9th-most points scored in a game in program history. Continue reading RECAP: Weisbrod, Frenchwood Lead Lamar in Rout of Arlington Baptist