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Jalone Friday Posts Double-Double in 74-69 Win For Abilene Christian Over Lamar

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Tevin Foster fell an assist shy of a double-double on Wednesday night against Lamar, recording 12 points and nine assists to guide Abilene Christian to the 74-69 win. (Source: Lubbock Online) (Header: Abilene Christian Athletics)

ABILENE, Tex. — The standings in the Southland Conference through the first half of league play are a log jam, as eight teams came into Wednesday night with a record above .500 against conference opponents.

On Wednesday night, two teams with 5-4 records looked to separate themselves from the pack a bit. The Abilene Christian Wildcats welcomed the Lamar Cardinals to town in the only meeting of the season between the two programs. Last season, they only met once, and the Wildcats picked up a home win thanks to a buzzer-beating three pointer from Payten Ricks from half court.

While there weren’t any late-game heroics this time around, the end result was still the same. Abilene Christian and Lamar went back and forth for much of the first half before the home side took a four point lead into the break.

The Wildcats led for most of the second frame, and picked up their sixth conference win of the season with a 74-69 victory over the Cardinals. Continue reading Jalone Friday Posts Double-Double in 74-69 Win For Abilene Christian Over Lamar

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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Lamar Basketball: Previewing the Southeastern Louisiana Lions

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Colton Weisbrod has three double-doubles over his last five games, and will look to post another such performance on Wednesday when Lamar hosts Southeastern Louisiana. (Source: The Examiner)

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Coming into the 2017-18 season, the Southland Conference looked like it would be home to one of the more exciting title races this season. Through the first two weeks, it certainly hasn’t disappointed.

Entering Wednesday night, there are nine teams that have a record of 2-2 in conference play, or better. Two teams remain undefeated atop the standings, the New Orleans Privateers and the Southeastern Louisiana Lions. Both teams are in action on Wednesday, and will be looking to keep their perfect records intact.

The Lions are in Beaumont, TX to take on the Lamar Cardinals, a team that many projected to win the conference title in 2017-18. They have struggled as of late, losing six of their last eight contests after an 8-1 start. A win over the Lions would undoubtedly get Lamar back on track as Southland play continues.

Southeastern Louisiana, on the other hand, will be looking to complete a perfect three game road trip with a win over the Cardinals. With two road wins and a victory at home over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks under their belts, the Lions are for real.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Wednesday night’s contest between the visiting Lions and host Cardinals.
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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

Lamar Basketball: Previewing the UC Davis Aggies

Junior guard TJ Shorts II (0) has four double-digit scoring games over his past six outings, including a 20 point showing at Washington State. (Source: Davis Enterprise)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Some holiday basketball will take place in Sin City on Friday and Saturday, as the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic will be played inside Orleans Arena.

Eight teams, split into two brackets, will play a pair of games over the next two days to close out non-conference play for most, and close out the 2017 calendar year for a few as well. The Lamar Cardinals will take part in the Visitors’ Bracket of the event, and open up with a contest against the UC Davis Aggies.

In the other pairing, the Radford Highlanders and North Carolina A&T Aggies will square off. The winners and losers of each contest will match up against one another on Saturday to close out the event. Lamar has never faced any of the three teams in the bracket.

Friday’s contest will be one of the toughest-to-date for the Cardinals in 2017-18, as UC Davis comes into the day ranked 24th in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 poll from CollegeInsider.com. Both teams will be looking to get back on track as conference play is just around the corner.

Here’s what you need to know about Lamar and UC Davis in advance of their contest on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas. Continue reading Lamar Basketball: Previewing the UC Davis Aggies

Second half comeback leads Lamar past Coastal Carolina, 66-60

James Harrison came off the bench to score a team-high 17 points, on 5-of-5 shooting from three point range, and Lamar used a second-half comeback to top Coastal Carolina, 66-60.

BEAUMONT, Tex. — Finding a perfect balance can lead to success in many different areas of life, including on the basketball court.

On Tuesday, the Lamar Cardinals used a balanced offensive attack against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers as they launched a second-half comeback.

The Cardinals welcomed the Chanticleers to Beaumont, Texas for their 2017-18 home opener. Lamar opened the season with a seven-point road win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday afternoon, and were looking to start the season 2-0.

Coastal Carolina, on the other hand, were looking to play the role of spoiler. The Chanticleers routed Piedmont International in their home opener, 102-50, and were also looking to push their record to 2-0 early in 2017-18.

The visitors took a seven-point lead into the break, at 35-28. In the second frame, the Cardinals chipped away at the lead, and utilized a balanced attack to overtake the Chanticleers and pull away for the victory.

James Harrison came off the bench to score a team-high 17 points for Lamar, on a perfect 5-for-5 shooting night from beyond the arc, and the Cardinals outscored the Chanticleers by 13 points in the second frame.

Lamar moved to 2-0 on the season with a 66-60 comeback win over Coastal Carolina. Continue reading Second half comeback leads Lamar past Coastal Carolina, 66-60