No. 8 seed Houston Baptist (12-17, 8-10) vs. No. 5 seed Lamar (19-12, 12-6)
Southland Conference Tourney First Round, Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; Wednesday, 5 p.m....
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Davion Buster scored a season-high 21 points, including a go-ahead 3 with 34 seconds left, and Lamar won its seventh consecutive game, defeating Stephen F. Austin 81-79 on...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth scored 28 points as Lamar romped past Houston Baptist 110-75 on Wednesday night. Davion Buster added 20 points for the Cardinals.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth had 21 points as Lamar edged past Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 63-58 on Saturday.
Davion Buster had 17 points for Lamar (16-12, 9-6 Southland Conference),...
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth scored 21 points, seven in the final 30 seconds, and Lamar held on to hand Sam Houston State its first loss in Southland Conference play, 75-72 on Saturday, the 1,000th win in Lamar history.
Garth's 3-pointer gave the Cardinals (14-12, 7-6), who led by 15 at halftime, a 71-67 lead with 29 seconds to play. A second after the Bearkats (17-9, 12-1) made two free throws, Garth made two for a 73-69 lead with 11 seconds remaining.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth had 23 points as Lamar defeated Northwestern State 75-70 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Hunter had 19 points for Lamar (13-12, 6-6 Southland Conference). Josh Nzeakor added 17 points and eight rebounds. Christian Barrett had 10 rebounds for the home team.
Malik Metoyer had 12 points for the Demons (9-16, 4-8). Ishmael Lane added 11 points. LaTerrance Reed had 10 points.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Nick Garth scored 23 points as Lamar got past Stephen F. Austin 82-67 on Saturday.
Jordan Hunter added 20 points for the Cardinals.
Christian Barrett had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Lamar (12-12, 5-6 Southland Conference).
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Jaylen Franklin scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, Jalone Friday added 14 points and Abilene Christian defeated Lamar 75-64 on Wednesday night.
Franklin made 9 of 15 shots and Friday made 3 of 5 from the field and 7 of 10 free throws for the Wildcats (19-4, 8-2 Southland Conference). Abilene Christian shot 42 percent overall and made 5 of 15 3-pointers. However, the Wildcats made 20 of 26 free throws (77 percent).
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Christian Barrett totaled 17 points while pulling down 10 rebounds as Lamar took its first victory at McNeese's new home court, beating the Cowboys 84-75 on Saturday.
Nick Garth and Jordan Hunter added 16 points apiece for Lamar (11-11, 4-5 Southland Conference), which has won three of its last four games. Hunter also dished out eight assists. Josh Nzeakor chipped in 12 points.
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Josh Nzeakor tied a career-high 26 points, Christian Barrett posted a double-double and Lamar ransacked Nicholls down the stretch for a 90-69 win on Wednesday night.
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Thatch Unruh hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points and Central Arkansas shot 52 percent from beyond the arc in a 75-68 victory over Lamar on Saturday.
Unruh sank 4 of 8 from distance and added four assists for the Bears (7-10, 2-2 Southland Conference). Reserve Matthew Mondesir contributed 13 points, matching his career high, and added four rebounds and four assists. DeAndre Jones and Hayden Koval finishd with 10 points apiece.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Charles scored 22 points and New Orleans scored 18 points in overtime to defeat Lamar 78-71 on Wednesday night.
Bryson Robinson scored 18 points for the Privateers (7-7, 2-1 Southland Conference).
Christian Barrett had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Cardinals (8-8, 1-2). Josh Nzeakor added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Laquarious Paige scored 16 points.