The 2016-17 season is less than three weeks away, and teams all across the nation are chomping at the bit to get things under way.
One team in particular is the Lamar Cardinals, as they are looking for a rebound year after limping to the finish in 2015-16.
After starting the year at 9-4, optimism started to build around the program and whether or not they could contend for the Southland Conference title with the top teams in the conference. After their win over the Nicholls State Colonels to open conference play, the Cardinals would win just two more games on the year, finishing with a record of 11-19 overall, and 3-15 in conference play.
This season, while the team will still be young, the Cardinals are hoping for a better showing from start to finish. With only two seniors on their roster, inexperience may be an issue, but the talent is there, without question.
Outside of the power conference, the Lamar Cardinals boast one of the top groups of sophomore players in the nation. With Nick Garth, Josh Nzeakor, and Dorian Chatman all back for year two, plus a slew of talented additions, there is reason for optimism around the program once more.
Their schedule presents several opportunities for statement wins right from the outset. We took a look at their upcoming schedule and identified three games that you won’t want to miss if you’re a fan of the Cardinals, or just a fan of great basketball.
From power conference foes to rematches from last season, the Cardinals will be looking to seize each and every opportunity that is presented to them.
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