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2015-16 College Basketball Previews: Lamar Cardinals

While they may not have the most talent in the Southland Conference this season, Marcus Owens and the Lamar Cardinals will be a thorn in the side of many teams in 2015-16.
While they may not have the most talent in the Southland Conference this season, Marcus Owens and the Lamar Cardinals will be a thorn in the side of many teams in 2015-16.

The date was November 22nd, 2014, and the game was one that didn’t garner much attention on paper leading up to the game.

Inside Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN, the Indiana Hoosiers were set to take on the Lamar Cardinals in what was expected to be a laugher. Laughter was the farthest thing from what Hoosier fans did, and the Lamar Cardinals caught the eye of seemingly everyone for the night being, including us.

Now, the final score was 85 – 72 in favour of the Hoosiers, but the contest was a lot closer than the 13-point differential in the box score. Lamar played the Hoosiers tough, and looked like they could pull off arguably their biggest win in school history.

While the win over Indiana wasn’t in the cards, Lamar scored some big wins in conference play in 2014-15, thanks in large part to a talented roster led by Tyran de Lattibeaudiere and the play of some of their younger players

. In 2015-16, things may get even better for Tic Price and the Cardinals, as they have talented and experienced players back to show that last year’s strong season was indeed no fluke.

Below, we take a look at what fans can expect from the 2015-16 edition of the Lamar Cardinals in the upcoming season. Continue reading 2015-16 College Basketball Previews: Lamar Cardinals