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Louisiana Tech graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson commits to Lamar

Louisiana Tech graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson (left) committed to Tic Price and the Lamar Cardinals on Friday afternoon.

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Coming off a big year in 2016-17, the Lamar Cardinals have even higher hopes for the upcoming 2017-18 campaign.

The Cardinals finished the year with a 19-15 record overall, and participated in the 2017 CollegeInsider.com Tournament following a fifth-place finish in the Southland standings.

Following the season, it was announced that sophomore forwards Dorian Chatman and Terrance Hubby were transferring from the program. Hubby has since committed to York College, while Chatman is still exploring his options.

With a strong nucleus returning next season, with James Harrison becoming eligible and joining the likes of Colton WeisbrodNick Garth and Joey Frenchwood on the roster, the future is still bright down in Beaumont.

On Friday afternoon, the Cardinals added some more depth to their roster by way of the transfer market. Graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson has committed to play for the Cardinals during his final year of collegiate eligibility after spending two years in the Conference USA with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Continue reading Louisiana Tech graduate transfer Da’Shawn Robinson commits to Lamar

Dorian Chatman, Terrance Hubby to transfer from Lamar

Dorian Chatman (2) and Terrance Hubby announced that they were transferring from Lamar. (Source: Beaumont Enterprise)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — While the NCAA Tournament is still in full swing, the off-season leading up to the 2017-18 season is shaping up to be an exciting one. It appears as though no team is safe from the transfer epidemic that is going around the country once again.

According to Verbal Commits, the transfer list has already eclipsed 200 players, and it will only grow as each day passes.

On Friday, several talented sophomores announced their intentions to transfer from their respective programs. Two of those players suited up for the Lamar Cardinals this past season, and while they saw limited action, they were key pieces to the Cardinals’ run to the post-season in 2016-17.

Sophomore forwards Dorian Chatman and Terrance Hubby have announced that they will be transferring out of Lamar. Continue reading Dorian Chatman, Terrance Hubby to transfer from Lamar

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