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RECAP: Texas State tops Lamar in an all-Texas showdown, 70-60

Kavin Gilder-Tilbury recorded 14 points and 13 rebounds to help Texas State advance to the second round of the CIT. (Source: Texas State Bobcats)

SAN MARCOS, Tex. — Instate battles in the regular season are always exciting.

When they take place in the post-season, and the stakes are much, much higher, they get taken to another level.

On Thursday night down in San Marcos, Texas, the CIT provided an all-Texas battle in the first round. The Lamar Cardinals, who were making their first appearance in the post-season since 2012, went on the road to take on the Texas State Bobcats, who fell in the Sun Belt tournament finale over the weekend.

While it’s not considered an instate rivalry by any means, having bragging rights over a team in your same state is never a bad thing.

On their home court, the Bobcats came out with a strong first half, setting the tone towards the end of the frame. An 11-1 run by the Bobcats gave them a nine-point lead, which would expand to a 12-point lead at the break.

The second half saw Lamar try to cut into the lead and get back into the game, but Texas State always had an answer for what the Cardinals threw at them.

Texas State kept their opponents at a safe distance, and punched their ticket to the Second Round of the CIT with a 70-60 win over Lamar. Continue reading RECAP: Texas State tops Lamar in an all-Texas showdown, 70-60

RECAP: Stephen F. Austin rolls past Lamar behind perfect shooting night from Gilmore

Leon Gilmore III (3) recorded a game-high 19 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting night, and Stephen F. Austin cruised to the 75-59 win over Lamar on Thursday night. (Source: The Daily Sentinel)

KATY, Tex. — Year after year, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks always seem to be a serious threat in the Southland Conference.

After losing star forward Thomas Walkup to graduation following last season, and coach Brad Underwood to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, many thought the Lumberjacks would drop off this season.

While they looked beatable for the first time in four seasons in the conference, they were still a top-three team, and are a serious threat to win the conference tournament for the fourth year in a row. On Thursday night, they began their quest for another NCAA Tournament berth.

This time, as the three-seed, they need to win three games in as many days to reach the Big Dance. Up first, the Lumberjacks took on the Lamar Cardinals, who were coming off a win over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Wednesday in the First Round.

On Thursday, the well-rested Lumberjacks flexed their muscle to close out the first half, pushing their lead to double figures and never looking back.

Thanks in part to a perfect shooting night from Leon Gilmore III, Stephen F. Austin rolled to the 75-59 win over Lamar to advance to the Southland Conference tournament semifinals on Friday. Continue reading RECAP: Stephen F. Austin rolls past Lamar behind perfect shooting night from Gilmore

RECAP: Lamar fends off Southeastern Louisiana; earns date with Stephen F. Austin on Thursday

Nick Garth scored a game-high 17 points, and Lamar scored their final 11 points from the free throw line in their 77-65 win over Southeastern Louisiana. (Source: Beaumont Enterprise)

KATY, Tex. — The last time that the Lamar Cardinals made the eight-team field at the Southland Conference tournament was back in the 2011-12 season. Following an 18-win regular season, the Cardinals earned a spot in this year’s field s the six-seed.

After a four-year hiatus, the Cardinals were looking to make the most of their trip to Katy, Texas.

On Wednesday night, they took on the Southeastern Louisiana Lions in the First Round of the conference tournament. Both teams earned a spot on the final week of the regular season, and were looking to make some noise down in Katy.

It was a tight affair right down to the wire, but Lamar pulled away over the final four minutes thanks in large part to their free throw shooting. The Cardinals went a combined 11-of-12 in the closing minutes from the charity stripe to seal the deal.

In their first trip to Katy since 2011-12, the Lamar Cardinals extended their stay with a 77-65 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in the First Round of the Southland Conference tournament.  Continue reading RECAP: Lamar fends off Southeastern Louisiana; earns date with Stephen F. Austin on Thursday

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: Houston Baptist never trails in 75-68 win over Lamar

Colter Lasher recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, and Houston Baptist never trailed on Saturday in their 75-68 win over Lamar.
Colter Lasher recorded 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, and Houston Baptist never trailed on Saturday in their 75-68 win over Lamar.

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Win, and you’re in.

That’s the situation that the Lamar Cardinals found themselves in on Saturday afternoon. A win over the visiting Houston Baptist Huskies, or a loss from the Nicholls Colonels, would secure a spot in the Southland Conference tournament for the Cardinals, and it would give them another shot of momentum that would help them build off a win in their last outing.

Lamar put an end to a three game skid in their last outing, an 88-68 win over the Northwestern State Demons on the road. 

Saturday wasn’t going to be easy, as the Huskies came into the day riding a six-game winning streak of their own. In their last meeting with the Cardinals, the Huskies held down their home court with a 94-87 victory, despite a strong shooting night from the Cardinals.

Out of the gate, Lamar found themselves behind early, and they were never able to fully recover.

Houston Baptist never trailed on Saturday afternoon, and despite Lamar drawing all-square midway through the second half, the Cardinals were unable to overtake the Huskies. Four players scored in double-figures for Houston Baptist, who took home a 75-68 victory. Continue reading RECAP: Houston Baptist never trails in 75-68 win over Lamar

RECAP: Lamar clinches first winning season since 2012 with 88-68 victory at Northwestern State

Nick Garth came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points in just 19 minutes of action, and Lamar clinched their first winning season since 2012 with an 88-68 victory at Northwestern State on Wednesday night. (Source: Lamar Men's Basketball)
Nick Garth came off the bench to score a game-high 17 points in just 19 minutes of action, and Lamar clinched their first winning season since 2012 with an 88-68 victory at Northwestern State on Wednesday night. (Source: Lamar Men’s Basketball)

NATCHITOCHES, La. — Fans of the Lamar Cardinals have been waiting patiently for a few years for their team to become a factor in the Southland Conference.

Some thought it would be last season when the Cardinals opened the season with an 8-4 record in non-conference action. However, they struggled mightily in Southland play, finishing the season at 11-19 overall, and 3-15 in conference action.

This season has been a different story, as the Cardinals have kept themselves at or above the .500 clip for the entire year.

On Wednesday night, the Cardinals were looking to clinch their first winning season since 2012. They had their hands full, however, as they were on the road to take on the Northwestern State Demons.

Senior guard Zeek Woodley was making his return to the lineup for the Demons after sustaining a broken wrist earlier in the year, which forced him to miss eight weeks of action. His return gave Northwestern State some extra motivation, but it wouldn’t be enough against the Cardinals.

Behind 17 points from Nick Garth off the bench, Lamar clinched their first winning season since 2012 with an 888-68 road victory at Northwestern State. Continue reading RECAP: Lamar clinches first winning season since 2012 with 88-68 victory at Northwestern State